Almanac Lunches: Syd Jackson, you star! And Andrew Rule on Friday (June 7).



Syd Jackson was our guest last Friday (May 31) and enthralled the lunchers. We will all remember the day, and Syd, whose role in lighting the way for Indigenous footballers is remarkable. If you haven’t seen Syd play, check out the YouTube clip below.


This Friday’s Odd Friday /Almanac Lunch (June 7) is with Andrew Rule:


Almanac Lunch

Andrew Rule (whose book on Winx has just wound up at Buckingham Palace)


Friday, 7 June, 12.30 for 1pm
 The North Fitzroy Arms Hotel,  296 Rae St, North Fitzroy
$45 (for three courses) plus drinks at pub prices
[email protected]

All welcome.


Entree: Moroccan Carrot, Orange, Ginger and Red Lentil Soup with
Coriander Yoghurt
Mains: Bakra Punjabi Goat Curry with Roti, Rice, Riata and Greens
Grilled Otway Pork Cutlet with Braised Tomato, Eggplant
and Tamarind Chutney
Dessert: Cheese platter


Video thanks to Spirit of Carlton. Visit their website HERE.


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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 on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. Syd Jackson one of my all time heroes. And a ripper bloke.

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