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Footy Almanac League
Round 1

Tigers of All Nations 19.13.127 d North Fitzroy Blues 14.11.95
Barkly Bulldogs 10.13.73 d by Retreat Wobblers 17.12.114
Same Old Bricklayers 15.6.96 drew with Sail & Anchor Hearties 13.18.96
Cathedral Crows 20.21.141 d Centennial Swans 17.11.113
Broady Grommets 13.16.94 d Alberton Magpies 12.17.89
Earlwood Giants 22.9.141 d Cremorne Pivots 5.16.46
Limerick Castle Roos 14.14.98 drew with Espy Saints 14.14.98
Auburn Mayblooms 7.11.53 d by Brekkie Creek Sea Lions 22.16.148
Camfield Eagles 15.12.102 d Windsor Dees 13.15.93


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The day I met Kenny Rogers

The passing of modern music icon Kenny Rogers has touched several Almanackers – Andrew Starkie shares his experiences of watching ‘The Gambler’ up on stage in all his magnificence and frailties.

Almanac Life: State of mind? Or genuinely funny?

A movie has snuck under JTH’s guard.

The 2020 Louis Pasteur Cup – Round 2

First with the most, Stop Privatisation Of Footy Productions brings you all the Pro Aussie Rules news you need – until our next column.

Almanac Poetry: Barassi and Blight

One of the many great poems in Damian Balassone’s recently published book, “Strange Game in a Strange Land”, which we are lucky enough to share with you via the Almanac.

Errors: Significant, but often forgotten by history

Many of us have turned to the past to fill the footy void – Alex Darling has been looking back on classic matches with a keener eye than before and discovered a veritable forest amongst the trees. Those trees are the individual moments of brilliance we reduce so many memorable games to.

Women’s T20 World Cup – inspiring the next generation

Clio Fayers must be the youngest Balcony Banter writer we’ve ever featured! Read her story about attending the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Final. [Great piece – JTH]

Fred Goldsmith in Retrospect

Fred Goldsmith is the only specialist full-back to ever win the Brownlow Medal. Richard Davis offers this retrospective profile.

Round 1 1962 – Footscray v Hawthorn: An angry lady, Teddy Whitten and my first game!

Some fond childhood memories of angry supporters, Teddy Whitten, his dad, as Col Ritchie remembers his first ever VFL game, Round 1 1962, the Bulldogs and the Hawks.

FAL Round 1: Scores and Ladder

Remarkably there were two draws in the opening round of the FAL season

Round 1 – Hawthorn v Brisbane: A Lions perspective

Sam Evans makes his Almanac debut, albeit under trying and unprecedented circumstances. Sam’s Lions couldn’t muster their usual heroics against the Hawks, but there was still plenty to take out of the match.

Almanac Life: Kids and the language instinct

The kids were talking about words today.

1981 Revisited

With time on his hands, Sam Steele reflects on current events and its effects on footy, and considers another time of upheaval for the sport, 1981.

Goodbye from your Arctic Correspondent signing off for now….until I’m Home in Bris Vegas

With heartfelt sentiments Richard Marlow says goodbye to the Arctic and ponders the future as he attempts to get back home to Oz before he is locked out! Bon voyage Richard!

FAL Round 1: Saturday afternoon footy (final)

Final scores for the four FAL matches this afternoon.

Almanac Punting: The weather (late mail)

Need a dabble. Well weather markets are very popular at the moment, and JTH has stumbled across some good mail.

Round 14, 2009 – St Kilda v Geelong: What a game (revisited)

Channel 7 recently screened St Kilda v Geelong, from Round 14, 2009. What a game! Read all the Almanac articles about that game here. [Leave a comment about what you saw last night in that replay – Ed]

Balcony Banter – The next great comeback story

Check out the latest instalment of Balcony Banter with a story by Emma La Mari about the frustrations of a footy follower in these new unprecedented times.

FAL Round 1: Cathedral Crows v Centennial Swans (Final)

Cathedral Crows and Centennial Swans have played an entertaining game in Adelaide.

Almanac (Family and Footy) History: At the end of the day, everyone just wants to come home.

Every week when Fitzroy plays the season proper – home and away, in the heat of battle or on the training track – a man mountain clad in club gear can be seen cheering them on. That man’s name is David Leydon and his family, like no other, represents the face of Fitzroy old and new. Beautifully written by Gabby Murphy, this is their story.

FAL Round 1: Broady Grommets v Alberton Magpies (final)

Join us for live coverage of the match between the Grommets and the Magpies from 5pm today (March 27). Final.