Almanac Odd Friday Lunch: With Gideon Haigh Feb 25 at the North Fitzroy Arms



At last…


Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch, Feb 25


“And what did you do in the pandemic, Gideon?”

Featuring our old friend Gideon Haigh as he talks all things cricket and tells us about the seventeen books he wrote during the world’s longest lockdown.


Friday, February 25, 1.05pm

The North Fitzroy Arms Hotel,
296 Rae St, North Fitzroy

$50 (for three courses) plus drinks at pub prices


Limited spots so please book now.

[email protected]



All welcome.


We’ll be chatting about Gideon’s new book The Night was a Bright Moonlight and I Could See a Man Quite Plain

Read more about that Edwardian murder yarn HERE.




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. Very pleased to see these back. Excellent news and I look forward to pushing open the front door at noon one Friday during the footy season!

  2. You and me both, Mickey!

  3. Colin Ritchie says

    I’m booked in!

  4. Keiran Croker says

    See you there.

  5. We should try to have an Adelaide odd Friday lunch on April 1st before this season’s first ever Friday night showdown

  6. James- I’d be keen. I reckon we’d get a quorum, or at least a gaggle of enthusiasts.

  7. Sounds great, I’ll be there. Looking forward to meeting some Almanac crew in-person for the first time! L

  8. James, we’re due. I’ll get onto it. Whether it’s April 1 or not remains to be seen. Cheers, JTH

  9. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    April 1 is the date of the AUFC Blacks Long Lunch.

  10. JTH I’m happy to help

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