Monday @ The Almanac

Jellyfish? Read more about Sarah’s Big Swim HERE.

 

Almanac Event in Perth – March 28. Windsor Hotel. All welcome. Details HERE.

 

AFL Round 1

Carlton 9.10.64 d by Richmond 14.13.97
Collingwood 9.11.65 d by Geelong 10.12.72
Melbourne 9.7.61 d by Port Adelaide 12.15.87
Adelaide 7.13.55 d by Hawthorn 12.15.87
Brisbane 15.12.102 d West Coast 8.10.58
Western Bulldogs 11.16.82 d Sydney 9.11.65
St Kilda 13.7.85 d Gold Coast 13.6.84
GWS 16.16.112 d Essendon 5.10.40
Fremantle 21.15.137 d North Melbourne 9.5.59

 

AFLW Preliminary Finals

Carlton 9.10.64 d Fremantle 4.4.28
Adelaide 11.7.73 d Geelong 1.1.7

 

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Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: Almost, but we left it too late.

Jan Courtin was feeling great after the opening minutes of the Swans Round 1 match against the Doggies. But the feeling didn’t last long. And then her boys came storming home only to be held out in the final minutes. [You’ve got a big month coming up Jan, All the best – JTH]

A Tale of Two Freos: A long week in Fremantle football one week at a time by Les Everett

Freo’s AFLW side headed to Princes Park for their Preliminary Final against Carlton while the men;s side started their season at home. Les Everett reports.

Round 1 – GWS v Essendon: What a shocker for the Dons!

Bombers glide and shot out of the sky in a humiliating loss in their Round 1 clash against GWS, disappoints Col greatly.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: Cats get under Collingwood’s guard

Hamish Townsend has been a passionate Geelong fan of his life. He assesses the Cats performance against Collingwood at the MCG on Friday night. [Love the Warhol reference, among others – Ed]

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: Giggles and fumbles

Sean Mortell is selling Footy Records to help get through uni – and when the job is done he’s straight into the MCG to watch his beloved Pies. Here’s his story of the night.

Sarah’s Big Swim – Part 2: Australia is hot

Sarah Wapling continues to train for Sarah’s Big Swim. This is the traditional Equino report outlining what she has done over the past four weeks or so.

Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: A Saturday of upsets…sadly continues.

“What is this season?” asks Caspar McLeod as 2019 gets off to a crazy start with favoured teams going down around the country.

AFLW Preliminary Finals: Crunch time!

Penultimate games of the AFLW 2019 season 2019 so who will go onto play in the Grand Final? Two cracking games will decide the outcome.

AFLW Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Carlton: Rising Blues defeat the never give up Bulldogs

Yoshi farewells the Western Bulldogs AFLW team in their Round 7 match against the winning Blues. Next year, Yoshi’s Saints will be in the competition.

Pub Review: Sir John Franklin, Kapunda

Mickey Randall reviews in his inimitable style, that grand old pub, the Sir John Franklin Hotel in Kapunda.

Almanac Event in Perth on Thursday March 28

Join us for an evening of footy and conversation at the Windsor Hotel in South Perth.

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: What a cracker of a game!

In a cracking game, Geelong win a hard fought battle against the Pies in their Round 1 match at MCG on Friday night.

Osaka Dingoes hosting Aussie Night on Saturday April 13

Yoshi keeps the flag flying for Aussie Rules Footy in Japan.

Teacher, Preacher – Tom Atkins: Round 1 Hope

After an emotional week, Anna Pavlou finds inspiration in the journey of Geelong debutant, Tom Atkins, to help her realise things are not always as bad as they may seem.

Season Preview – Are the Swans good enough to be in the mix this year?

Craig Dodson can’t wait for his beloved Swans to hit the ground running for another season of AFL. He’s over all the summer stuff and is philosophical about what the season may hold for his Swans.

Sydney Swans Season Preview 2019 – Misunderstood

Joe Moore analyses the prospects for the Sydney Swans in the 2019 AFL Season. Will they be up there once again as a top side or are they on the slide?

Footy Poetry – The new season

The footy season ahead considered in rhyme, we’ll soon find out in a matter of time! Kickittotim bounces the ball.

Sal’s Round 1 Preview: Go Blues, Blue and Blue

Sal Ciardulli is an institution here at the Almanac and he’s back for Round 1 with his thoughts on the matches, his anticipated ladder at the end of Round 23, and a look at the Moonee Valley Friday meeting and the Saturday races featuring the Golden Slipper, Winx and some other tough events (made tougher by Sydney’s Autumn weather).

Australian Football – a spy reports

The Footy Almanac has been funnelled a top secret missive from the International Spy Service. Delete after reading!

Almanac (NTFL) Football: Nightcliff Tigers Break 54 year Premiership Drought

After no cigars for 54 years, the Nightcliff Tigers finally taste glory and the cigars, by winning the NTFL Premiership in a tightly contested game against the reigning premiers. Tony Pony reports.