Almanac Grand Final Eve and Tip the Top 8 Count Lunch – Book now





The crew at The Footy Almanac invite you to:


The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch 2022



To complete the final count to announce the winner of The Footy Almanac Tip the Top 8 Competition


A meandering afternoon of interviews and conversation


12.30 for 1pm, Friday Sep 23
At the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne


Two courses plus drinks at pub prices


Members: $75 (and one guest at $75 as well).
Non-members: $100 (so why not become a member and support the Almanac and secure your spot at lunch – to receive a membership form email us HERE)


Bookings essential:  [email protected]




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. Daryl Schramm says

    As discussed last Saturday, I, as a TFA community member, wish to book, and if necessary, contribute to, a live-streamed enabled event, so those that can’t make it, get to watch what we are missing out on.

    Here starteth the petition!

  2. Colin Ritchie says

    Would love to be there John but I will be in Austin Texas at that time. I’m sure it will be another cracker!

  3. I am willing to explain my, not inconsiderable, part in the reeducation of Chris Scott and the reinvention of Geelong for two free pots of beer on Friday.

  4. Lock it in AJC.

  5. If you see Anson Cameron at the lunch today can you ask him if he reckons Vladimir Putin modelled his game on Neil Balme or Graeme Richmond? I thought he started out as KGB/Mossad eye for an eye/tooth for a tooth sort of player. Balmey style of pre-emptive deterrence.
    But since he became Captain Coach and had the club’s board gelded, I reckon he’s gone full Graeme Richmond mutually assured destruction. Dragging the bodies across the road outside of Dimmey’s and saying the other mob started it.
    Asking for a American friend.

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