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Almanac Music: Matt Zurbo’s Musical Adventures – Cuba

Matt Zurbo’s musical adventures continue in Cuba and the people met in the Casa de Planenque. [Language warning – Ed]

Almanac Flashback – The Melbourne Cup: Matt Zurbo

In an Almanac Flashback from 2014, Matt Zurbo reflects on the traditions of racing, from about as far away from the glamour of Flemington as you can get.

Almanac Lunch Report – Matt Zurbo’s ‘Heart & Soul’

E Regnans had never met Matt Zurbo until he went to the Almanac Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel to hear him talk about ‘Heart & Soul’ and introduce some of the well-known footballers he interviewed for the book. [Sounds like a cracking lunch – Ed]

Almanac Lunch (with Matt Zurbo’s book launch): Ken Fraser, Lazar, Chicken and Me

Matt Zurbo’s new book, ‘Heart and Soul’, will be launched tomorrow at a lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. All welcome. Here’s a tasty morsel, written by Matt himself, of what’s in store. Do yourself a favour…

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch: Matt Zurbo and his new book Heart & Soul (today)

Come and celebrate with one of the Almanac’s favourite sons, Matt Zurbo, as his new book ‘Heart and Soul: Footy Stories by those who played the Game’ is launched on Friday 19th July. Join us for lunch at the The North Fitzroy Arms Hotel,  296 Rae St, North Fitzroy for a day of ripping yarns and tales.

Matt Zurbo and his efforts profiled in the New York Times

Matt Zurbo and his project are profiled in the New York Times! “He’s Writing 365 Children’s Books in 365 Days, While Holding Down a Day Job – Matt Zurbo’s challenge, named after his daughter, Cielo, is an unconventional labor of love.”

Almanac Writers – Matt Zurbo: Some mighty fine writing!

Matt Zurbo has published many excellent stories on the Footy Almanac site over many years, so, do yourself a favour and check some of them out.

Almanac Footy Books (and Lunches): An extract from Matt Zurbo’s ‘Heart & Soul’ – Ken Hunter

Matt Zurbo spent many years chatting to footballers and produced a fine collection of the interviews. A new edition of the book Heart & Soul has been published by Geoff Slattery. This post includes an extract from the book – an interview with Ken Hunter. The book will be celebrated (launched?) at The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms on July 19. All welcome.

Almanac Anniversaries: A Quick Thank You from Matt Zurbo

Matt Zurbo looks at the clock and realises he’s been writing for the Almanac for ten years. He’s a do-er. But he stops for a minute to think about why. [Thanks Matt. It’s yours as much as anyone’s. – JTH]

Dean Towers and Matt Zurbo reprised on a typical Otway wintry day

The wonderful story Matt Zurbo wrote about Dean Towers and his time at the Otway Districts FC is reprised for your enjoyment.

Champions All: Have a look at this video montage of players explaining what Matt Zurbo’s book is about

Classic short video which includes Francis Bourke, Joe Misiti, Leo Barry, and Lazar Vidovic (classic) talking about Matt Zurbo’s book Champions All. Who better to explain what this book is about! Thanks to Mike Wilson.

Martin Flanagan on Matt Zurbo (from The Age)

Martin Flanagan’s recent column from The Age on Almanac favourite, Matt Zurbo. Matt’s book Champions All is out now.

From Matt Zurbo

Readers,   I am addicted to football. I am broke because of it. My body’s a mess because of it. I damn well love it. As do millions.   I wrote the Community Cup piece in haste, and bad mood. And painfully regret it. It IS a great day, for a worthy cause, that many [Read more]

Almanac Family News: Cielo Zurbo

Old Dog Matt Zurbo and Elena have news. [Sensational. Congrats from all of us here at the Almanac – JTH]

Grand Final – Adelaide v Richmond: When it matters most

Old Dog looks at this Grand Final as a quintessential example of the one day in September. Richmond’s pressure beats the Crows’ silk. Full of emotion and action – and trademark Old Dog first principles analysis [Bloody amazing from off the TV Old Dog – JTH].

Local Footy: The club where Blunnies mattered

Matt Zurbo’s first footy club (many years ago) was a suburban club where the blokes worked hard and played hard. Young Matt Zurbo was made welcome because of his Blundstone boots. Not footy boots. His work boots.

Harms on the intriguing Zurbo situation

From John Harms (this all happened last night, as Andy Murray was falling apart, before any knowledge of The Age publishing an excerpt of Matt Zurbo’s piece):   I have removed Matt Zurbo’s piece ‘Grass Roots Hype’ from this site. I regret that I felt I had to do that. However, the piece was also [Read more]

Almanac Music: Al and I… and Ron

Matt Zurbo continues his musical adventures remembering a loved performer from the past. [Language warning – Ed]

Almanac Music: Mikey – A Pocket of Gold

Matt Zurbo continues his musical adventures with a story about Mikey, one of Australia’s most respected Indi music producers.

Almanac Music: The Angels – The beer soaked counter meal of music

The Angels were a great band, no edges, just sweat and energy! Bodies flying everywhere. It was exciting, terrifying. Matt Zurbo continues his musical adventures.