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

Almanac Lunch

Pic: Thanks to Matt Zurbo


Matt Zurbo as he introduces his new book Heart and Soul
Ken Fraser, Lazar Vidovic and another surprise guest will also be in attendance.


Friday, 19 July, 1.05pm


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

$45 (for three courses) plus drinks at pub prices

All welcome


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or phone the pub 9486 4501


MENU:  $45 + Drinks

Entree –Tuscan Bean & Vegetable Soup

Mains – Moroccan Harissa Chicken Maryland with Couscous Salad & Chermoula Dressing
Pork, Fennel & Pea, Cream & White Wine with Penne Pasta

Dessert – Cheese Platter



You are invited to  join the Almanac as we celebrate with one of our favourite sons, Old Dog, with the launch of his new book:


Heart and Soul: Footy Stories by those who played the Game





At 52 years of age, Matt Zurbo is still pulling on a pair of footy boots to play another game of footy somewhere in this great land of ours, a game that he loves passionately, especially the people and the characters involved in the game.


He  has played over 650 games of footy, in mountains, coasts and cities across three states of Australia, many of which have been well documented on The Footy Almanac website. As well as being a prolific writer about footy,  kids books, and of life in general Matt is a fab all-round beaut bloke who loves a yarn.


Matt spent three years tracking down and sharing stories with the legends and characters of the game, from Rene Kink to Mark Zanotti, and everyone else in between who comprise Heart & Soul.


So come and join the Almanac for a great lunch, hear some terrific  yarns and tales, in very convivial surroundings and company with John Harms directing proceedings.



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  1. Damien Fleming in the pic?

  2. E.regnans says


  3. haiku bob says

    really wish I could be there.
    might have to see if I can wag school.

  4. Jarrod_L says

    Looking forward to this one, should be a cracker

  5. Put me down as an attendee!

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