Adelaide Uni Greys/Footy Almanac pleasant Sunday afternoon lunch in Melbourne

G’day Sportsfans

Bob Neil invites you to  the Adelaide Uni Greys – Footy Almanac pleasant Sunday afternoon lunch this Sunday August 3. All welcome, of course.

Over the past few years these have been meandering affairs of good pub food, red wine and lies.

This year will be no different.

I will be the MC. Rulebook will take give us an update. I have seen his speech:

“How to be an avant-garde standover man in the liberal varsity environment”.


Waterside Hotel, corner of King and Flinders Sts in Melbourne

Sunday Aug 3 12 for 12.30pm

$50 – includes your choice of Almanac, Footy Town, or other selected titles by Almanac writers

$40 for Almanac members.

Tickets to Collingwood v Port Adelaide available. Please let us know if you are coming and whether you need a ticket to the footy. [email protected]

Spread the word.


John Harms


About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Thanks JTH Would love to meet some more fellow members of the , knackery
    Please reply ASAP esp re the pies v power game ( need some notice re tickets )

  2. C’mon Melbourne greys most Victorians would turn up to the mcg if harmsey read the phone book out name by name

    Show us Sydney siders what Victorians are made of

    And it’s better to show up and face Rulebook in person than be stalked by him all year

    I think Sniffer will be a definite starter

  3. Luke Reynolds says

    Looking forward to the day. Especially Rulebook’s speech.

  4. Rulebook: the avant-gardener?

  5. Dan Sergeant says

    Given rulebook’s recent comments regarding the pharmacological exploits of the bombres we can rest assured that the back our boys/James has done no wrong fan club won’t be in attendance.

  6. Tom Martin says

    Very droll Peter_B! Perhaps even the ‘savant-gardener’.

    I will always remember the lift Rulebook gave me one afternoon from Beautiful University Oval post-game to Hold Your Bowlies.

    After a short ride into town I emerged from his station-wagon, sprinkled all over with lawn clippings and pub raffle tickets, all spare change having magically vanished from my pockets.

    He still hit me up for raffle tickets at the pub.

    Indefatigable. If fund-raising had a Fantasy League he’d be first picked.

  7. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    As my dear old mum’s visit on the weekend (now from Townsville, but to me, always from Adelaide) reminded me, another “only in SA” feature to be added to JTH’s list from yesterday is the double-cut bread roll.

    Sorry I had to bail early, but I hadn’t seen her for a year.

  8. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Thanks JTH and guys for coming yesterday I am proud of the fact we have just on 600 financial past player members and hold functions in , Sydney and , Melbourne of which , Harmsy and the Knackery are a vital part of ( Luke it was great to finally meet you ) may the partnership continue to grow and prosper . Bob Neil

  9. pity, Swish…I popped down hoping to meet you and others. Cooled my heels in the bar watching early segments of Hawks and Dogs. People walked by, Harmsy emerged and the show was over! Some other time I hope.

  10. David Hamzy says

    Thanks John and everyone for making the Grey’s lunch enjoyable.Enjoyed the humour from Choco and others.
    The steak was great and the day ended in style with the mighty Pies beating Power.

    Looking forward to next year.

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