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Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 10: A Crapp Forgery?

Some people will resort to all sorts of tricks for their team to win a match. This episode of the Crapp Chronicles relates the combination of a forgery, an umpire, and a WAFL final in 1906.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 9: Crapp Duped! (How Ivo headed west)

The adventures of Ivo Crapp were set to follow the setting sun after the 1905 VFL/AFL Grand Final, but what happened between Melbourne and Western Australia to upset the umpire’s applecart?

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 8 – Assaulting a Crapp

Tim Guys returns with Part 8 of his series about Ivo Crapp whose umpiring in the 1904 Round 10 clash between Geelong and Carlton had courtroom consequences.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 7: A Crapp Excuse

At the turn of the last century, VFL representative sides played exhibition games against regional powerhouse Ballarat. Ivo Crapp was slated to umpire, but he came to miss the match in contested circumstances. Tim Ghys shares a few theories of the day.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 6 – Ivo Crapp v Dick Condon

Tim Ghys presents The Crapp Chronicles Part 6 which looks at the story behind the conflict between Ivo Crapp and Dick Condon.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 5: Crapp and the Telegram!

Crapp’s Chronicles continue with a brave young lad and a potential passing of the umpiring flame to our protagonist in 1899.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 4: Crapp And The First Report?

Ivo Crapp was the first umpire to report a player in a VFL game. Tim Ghys continues the Crapp Chronicles.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chroicles Part 3: A Crapp First League Game

Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp umpires his first game of VFL football in the very first round of the competition, in 1897. As Tim Ghys reports, some rule tweaks were soon required.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 2: Three Cheers for Crapp’s first year

Tim Ghys continues his series on the career of Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp as Crapp takes his first steps in what was to become a long career in umpiring.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles – Origins of Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp

Tim Ghys provides some background information about Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp as part of the Crapp Chronicles.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles: Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp

This is the first installment of ‘The Crapp Chronicles’ where writer and podcaster Tim Ghys uncovers the life and times of legendary footy umpire Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp.

Round 3 – Carlton v Essendon: Wet and scrappy

A tough day at the MCG for Essendon players and fans alike. But Rod Oaten and Canadian friends battled on.

Almanac Rugby: Autumn Nations Series Wrap

The international rugby season has come to an end with overnight matches in the northern hemisphere. Our rugby aficionado, Brian the Ruminator, summarises the Autumn Nations Series.

Almanac Footy: To bye or not to bye – AFL icons have their say

Darren Ray provides a comprehensive and incredibly well-researched discussion on the finals bye, and the impact that a week off has had on past AFL/VFL finals series. (Well worth a read – Eds).

Almanac Reviews: Alberton Hotel, Alberton Oval

It’s a day at the footy for Mickey Randall but before that, a pre-match beer at the Alberton Hotel.

Almanac Books: ‘Neil Harvey: The Last Invincible’ – Ashley Mallett

Ashley Mallett tells the wonderful story of Test great Neil Harvey’s illustrious cricket career in the recently released, ‘Neil Harvey: The Last Invincible’.

Round 23 – St. Kilda v Fremantle: Saints lock out Dockers in striking performance

No finals this season for Braham Dabscheck’s Saints, but at least they ended it with a bang. He’s now looking forward to next year, and the rapidly approaching women’s season.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: The view from Bangkok (Floreat Pica Society)

Paul McKay corresponds from Thailand for this week’s FPS Report after the Pies were outclassed by the Hawks.

Almanac Memoir: 1955 – through the eyes of a child. Sporting Heroes.

It’s 1955 and six year old Allan Grant is living in Balaclava. This brilliant memoir covers all of his early sporting loves – and is a look into the life of Melbourne at this time. The saints, visits from Arthur Morris, Dad’s brickie mate who plays for North Melbourne, connections to racing and the Stawell Gift, tennis, the Olympics on the horizon and a Grandma who only went out with Brownlow medalists. Fine memoir from Allan.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 16 Review and Round 17 Preview

Round 16 was not a good match for the Pies against the Saints. Cam Hooke is confident Collingwood can turn their fortunes around in their Round 17 match against the Tigers as he predicts in his preview.