Balcony Banter Round 12 – Collingwood v Melbourne: On the slide

Graphic artist Alan Rose was inspired by the Big Freeze and Melbourne’s current predicament when he came up with a Max Gawn caricature whilst travelling to the Queen’s Birthday game.

“The day ‘Chopsy’ joined the greats……..”: by K B Hill

Another great read from K B Hill, this time about Brendan McAuliffe, winner of The Warrnambool cycling race in 1995.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 14 Preview

For the True believers, Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life previews the Pies Round 14 match against the Bulldogs.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Bryan Quirk: Friday 21st June @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Another ripper lunch coming up! Bryan Quirk, former Carlton star, will be the guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch, Friday 21st June @ 1:05pm, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, North Fitzroy.

Round 13 – Split round ends: Who’ll still be in the race to the eight?

Round 13 completes the AFL split round of footy and will determine which teams remain in the fight for a position in the final eight.

Almanac Music: ‘I do love a Saturday arvo’

Fans have always had their place in the game. As Captain Rock pointed out in the early 1980s when it still was all about Saturday arvo.

Almanac Photography – Bush Footy Grounds: Moon Rising at Macarthur

Paul Buxton has been traveling in Victoria and sent in this delightful photo of the footy ground at Macarthur.

Almanac Book : The Towns – 100 Years of Glory by Bernard Whimpress

Bernard Whimpress has written a new history of Edwardstown Football Club, aka The Towns.

Almanac Art: Susan Sutton the artist and her art

Susan Sutton created the cover for the 2014 Footy Almanac. Her career and art are now featured in a book by author Marion Pescud. Details on the book and how to purchase it within.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 12 Review

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood life reviews the game and all the news from their Queen’s Birthday Round 12 clash against Melbourne at the MCG on Monday.

Almanac Indigenous Football – The power of language: by Roy Hay

Roy Hay considers the response from the AFL about the racism experienced by Adam Goodes at the end of his career, emphasising this response was all too familiar as his reports highlights.

Almanac Soccer – Deakin University Library’s Soccer Collection: Goals and Glory

“Goals and Glory” is an exhibition of Association Football (soccer) history delved from the collections and sources at Deakin University in Geelong. Check out the details for further information about this must see exhibition.

AFL Fans Association (AFLFA) – Giving footy fans a voice: mid-season hits and misses in 2019

The AFL Fans Association present their mid season report about the issues and concerns they have for the football loving community.

Neale Daniher – Big Freeze 5: “If you had one wish”

Coping with adversity; the courage and humility, the inspiration that is Neale Daniher.

Round 12 – Respite for some, game on for others.

Half-way through the AFL Season 2019, a rest for some, game on for others. Round 12 will be another crucial round of football as teams fight to cement a position in the eight.

Almanac Lunch: With Andrew Rule – Friday 7 June at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

This Almanac lunch will be a beauty! Andrew Rule, one of Australia’s top journalists will be our special guest next Friday, 7th June, @ 1:00pm at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae St., North Fitzroy. Don’t miss out, book now!

Almanac Footy Books (and Lunches): An extract from Matt Zurbo’s ‘Heart & Soul’ – Ken Hunter

Matt Zurbo spent many years chatting to footballers and produced a fine collection of the interviews. A new edition of the book Heart & Soul has been published by Geoff Slattery. This post includes an extract from the book – an interview with Ken Hunter. The book will be celebrated (launched?) at The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms on July 19. All welcome.

Another Almanac Footy mystery – What became of Shepparton Imperial Football Club?

Can you help to solve another footy mystery? The Footy Almanac seeks any information about the history of the Shepparton Imperial Football Club. Please contact us if you can.

Almanac Literary – Williamstown Literary Festival June 14th – 16th

The Willy Lit Fest takes place 14th – 16th June and is sure to be a great event, as it always is. Among the program participants this year are some well known Footy Almanackers. Check it out.

Balcony Banter Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: From Darwin to Dreamtime

It’s a long way from Darwin to the MCG, especially for your first game of footy. Read about the adventures of two young Tiger fans at the Dreamtime game.