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Almanac Teams: Winning Melbourne Cup jockeys and their footy counterparts

Glen!’s fertile mind has him picking a footy team of players who share their surname with a winning Melbourne Cup hoop. [Novel – Ed]

Almanac Melbourne Cup: The Almanac Trifectas and Sweep

After much deliberation and a three vote performance from R. D. Lowrey, this is what the Almanac punting fraternity settled on.

Sal’s Preview – Melbourne Cup: What’s the incentive?

Sal bemoans the lack of field depth for the Melbourne Cup this year, but he might just have some insights to incentivise punters.

Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Beers: Three Nation Turf Talk

Join us for Three Nation Turf Talk: the Almanac’s Melbourne Cup Eve drinks and chat to pic The Cup trifecta.

Grand Final 2021 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Once Upon a Time in the West

Gareth Meyer and his mate Matt did something different during the AFL Grand Final 2021, they exchanged commentary with one another via text message using favourite footy cliches.

Almanac Racing: Sal’s Preview – After 57 Years it’s a Melbourne Spring

With Melbourne’s first premiership in the bag after 57 years and the Spring Racing Carnival upon us, Sal Ciardulli casts his eye over the fields at Flemington and Randwick to pick a winner or two for punters.

Grand Final – Melbourne v Bulldogs: A Grand Final victory

Michael ‘Rats’ Rattenbury shares with us his joy and relief at a Melbourne premiership, and his memories of the grim times before.

Podcast: Martin Flanagan on Ron Barassi and Melbourne FC (via Speakola)

With thanks to ‘Tinsel’ Tony Wilson’s Speakola program, check out this incredible monologue by Martin Flanagan on Melbourne FC – recently uploaded.

Grand Final – Melbourne v Bulldogs: Demons reach withering heights

Nick Kossatch presents his report of Melbourne’s pain erasing premiership glory.

Grand Final – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: A ripper!

It’s been a long day and a longer night for Old Dog who presents his traditional wrap up of what was a ripper Grand FInal. [Thanks for seeing in the dawn to get this done Old Dog. Always a highlight of the coverage. – JTH]

Melbourne: A City Surviving, a Team Arriving.

Beaut piece from Melbourne dad and footy lover Andrew Else with a look into family life in Grand Final week with its Lockdown, its riots, its earthquake and the arrival of a great footy team. [Love it -JTH]

Grand Final Preview – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Random thoughts before the Grand Final

John Harms is thinking out loud.

Almanac (Grand Final) Footy – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Barracking for the loser

Gareth Andrews knows all about both winning and losing a Grand Final so he brings a unique perspective to the whole situation. If both teams are quite likeable, which do you support?

Almanac Footy – The 1954 Grand Final: Melbourne v Footscray

In preparation for Saturday’s season decider, let’s go back to the last time this year’s Grand Finalists clashed for the flag – 1954 – and revisit how that match unfolded.

Grand Final – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: Bulldogs Anonymous

Neil Anderson channels the great work of AA inputting together this personal Bulldog admission based on years of not getting to the big dance and then suddenly in the last few years, ‘the chance to take your partners.’

Almanac Footy: City of Melbourne Parking Officers football team

In 2007 Malcolm McKinnon curated an exhibition and created a short film about the fascinating story of parking enforcement in Melbourne. Along the way, he discovered there was a City of Melbourne Parking Officers football team.

Finals Week 3 – Melbourne v Geelong Preview: It’s not about you, son

Mark Freeman is toey about Friday night as Melbourne inch closer to snapping the Norm Smith Curse. He shares his experiences as an excited Demon who will be attending on Friday in his stead. (It’s got to be a good omen, Mark, surely? – Eds.)

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 11, 1953: Geelong v North Melbourne – Cats take record…by a whisker

Geelong break Collingwood’s record by the barest of margins, defeating North Melbourne at home by a point. Peter Clark covers the 21st win in Geelong’s record run of wins.

Finals Week 1 – Melbourne v Brisbane: Mythology

Old Dog makes an incredible quarter of footy last forever as the Dees demolish the Lions in their Qualifying Finals match.

Round 21 – Richmond v North Melbourne: In praise of the humble matchday report

John Green remembers the glory days of the matchday report with this example of the genre.