Friday @ The Footy Almanac

 

Nov 23 Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms with legendary race-caller Greg Miles. Details HERE.
Bookings:
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More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016

by Murray Bird & Greg Parker
will be launched in Brisbane, Dec 11
To purchase the book please contact j.t.h@footyalmanac.com.au
To read an extract from the book click here.

 

 

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VAFA Veteran acknowledged by AFL

VAFA Veteran and Power House President Nic Pavlou has been awarded the prestigious AFL Victoria State Metro Volunteer of the Year Award, for his 38 years of selfless service to his club, at the 2018 AFL Victoria Community Football Awards.

Meeting Geoff Blethyn

Sometimes writing takes you to surprising places, and so does a T/shirt! Vin Maskell explains why.

Announcing the cover of The Eagles Almanac 2018

The Eagles Almanac 2018 cover has just been released. Pre-order copies of the book now, for delivery in mid-December.

Fishing for a non-fisherman

WARNING: This story filled with beautiful images of sunsets, good red and fishing off the coast of WA will likely exacerbate any Monday morning back-to-work gloom you are feeling. Col reprises a story from a few years ago.

Colossus: A story for our times

Jenny’s life force is resilient. She has a strength not seen. She is indefatiguable. Unbowed. Colossal. Andrew Starkie relates the story of Jenny and her son Craig, who suffers from mental illness.

“More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” New book release and launch details

Details of the new book release from Murray Bird and Greg Parker recounting the history of Australian Rules Football in Queensland over the last 150 years.

Almanac Pub Review: Magpie and Stump, Clare Valley

Mickey Randall and family are back on the road in search of a good pub, a decent stubby holder and a Greek rejuvenation story. They find all three.

Almanac Footy History – Extract from More of the Kangaroo: 1985 – The Sharks and Tigers play one of the great QAFL Grand Finals

From Murray Bird and Greg Parker’s forthcoming book, “More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” is an extract about one of the great QAFL Grand Finals.

Almanac Golf – Golf Capital: Lopez joins a legend, two veteran triumphs, Australian Open for all

A couple of veterans win last week, a couple of tours reach their climax this week, and the Australian Open looms large. Hamish Neal gives the rundown on a busy week ahead in golf.

AUFC Blacks 1982: Join The Club

Swish came across this Adelaide Uni Blacks new player information sheet from 1982. The secrets to their long-lived success can be found between the lines.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunches – Nov 23: Greg Miles

All welcome at lunch to hear from legendary race caller Greg Miles as he talks about his life in racing. Copies of his book available.

Bring back the great Australian backyard!

Craig Dodson has a theory as to why Australian Cricket is stuffed. It all comes down to the death of the great Australian backyard. He asks us to hear him out.

Almanac (Racing) Poetry: Melbourne Cup Blues

The Melbourne Cup can bring on the Blues.

The Thread’s Broken (RIP Sisto)

You need only be in Pellegrini’s for a moment to know Sisto loved his customers. This was obvious to everyone including Adam Fox as he reflects upon an icon within an icon.

George Ogilvie Jnr: Echuca’s gun `30s centreman

You have to be a pretty handy player to be inducted into a footy league’s Hall of Fame. And if you’re one of 20 named in the very first Hall then you’re clearly an outstanding candidate: a star, to be exact. Such was the case with George Ogilvie jnr., Echuca’s gun centreman of the 1920s and 30s.

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Proteas too good at Blundstone Arena, but Australia start remembering how to play the game

Mark Duffett took the pushie to Blundstone Arena and found the best park in the world before watching Australia chase the Proteas’ challenging total.

The death of Simon Shaw, ‘a grand little sportsman’

Roger Spaull is back with this piece about Simon Shaw a much-loved post-World War II figure of Yallourn and its footy club who died after a swimming accident.

Almanac Footy Tipping: We have some winners for Season 2018

The results of the Almanac Tipping Comp are finally in.

ODI – Australia v South Africa: Worth the drive from Mildura

Citrus Bob Utber drives from Mildura to Adelaide to see how the troubled Australian team is going first hand. He is part of a small-ish crowd who see a much-imporved performance form the Australians.

Almanac Cricket: Pomborneit Cricket Club October Review

The Pomborneit Bulls are off to a solid start in the 2018/19 season. All the highlights and happenings from October are listed here. #gopombobulls