Almanac Art: Nick Howson

Nick Howson’s paintings are held in prominent Australian collections. His art is best known for its sporting and historical themes. Check out some of Nick’s art here.

So what’s in The Eagles Almanac 2018?

So what is in The Eagles’ Almanac 2018?

‘…..SPUD……….’ – KB Hill

There’s no stopping KB Hill. This time he profiles a real character from Wangaratta – Renato Leonardo Patat, better known as ‘Spud’. Comparisons with Nino Culotta aren’t far off the mark!

Mickey Randall and an Almanac SA pub crawl: a gestating idea

We think connoisseur Mickey Randall is the perfect person to organise a South Australian pub crawl. He just needs some suggestions regarding itinerary. The principal criterion is heartfelt connection to the pub in question.

Get all your Christmas Shopping Done in our Book Sale! (Extended until Tuesday night)

Make The Footy Almanac your one stop Christmas shop this festive season by getting the sports fans in your life some of our great titles while they are at great prices! All book sales include FREE shipping in Australia.

Almanac Footy History: Keogh and Lenaghan – two Bendigo FNL champions

Trevor Keogh and Frank Lenaghan were two champion players of their eras, both having important connections to Sandhurst and were inducted into the BFL Hall of Fame in 1996. Richard Jones tells their stories.

Almanac Books – ‘The Animator – a street art fable’ by Peter Warrington and Rachel Williams.

Peter Warrington and Rachel Williams of ‘Not Quite Newtown’ have a new publication – ‘The Animator – a street art fable’. Inner western Sydney, street art, story-telling and mystery come together in this colourful production.

‘Football rotting at the roots in Fish Creek’ – Martin Flanagan

Martin Flanagan has a habit of striking at the very heart of the issue. Here he nails it once again in this recent opinion piece in ‘The Age’ as a local footy team battles to survive.

Almanac Books – ‘The Immortals of Australian Cricket’ by Liam Hauser

The Almanac is happy to support a new book release by one of its part-time contributors, Liam Hauser, whose ‘The Immortals of Australian Cricket’ has hit the shelves.

Another nail-biter at the Gardens Oval…KB Hill

KB Hill provides us with another great story of a cracking cricket match from up Benalla way. It’s a game of twists and turns from go to whoa!

Support the Almanac on Five Day: $5 on the fifth.

Happy Almanac Five Day. Consider a $5 contribution to help sustain the Almanac.

Almanac Art: Kendra Heil’s painting of Hannah Scott is up for auction!

Kendra Heil’s painting of Hannah Scott is up for auction. Make a bid. Details in this post.

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In reasonable nick, the imperious Indian skipper. [Wow – Ed]

Almanac Art: Nick Howson’s Footy Cards

Nick Howson has produced a set of 12 cards of the early VFL clubs in their original colours with a small booklet on the history of the clubs’ names.

Australia v India – First Test, Adelaide: Calling all cricket scribes

The Indians are here. Looking forward to the First Test which starts at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. We’re looking for scribes to cover it.

“More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland”- You’re invited to the launch

After over a decade of research, Greg Parker and Murray Bird will be launching their book “More of the Kangaroo” at the Coorparoo FC, on the 11th December.

Footy Almanac Odd Friday Lunch: Ken Hunter ex-Carlton great

The next Footy Almanac Odd Friday Lunch is this Friday, 7th December with special guest ex-Carlton great, Ken Hunter.

‘Mr Soccer…’ KB Hill

KB Hill presents us with yet another profile of a legendary country sportsman, John De Luca, Life Member, Hall of Famer and inaugural Legend of the Wangaratta City Devils.

Almanac Cricket – What’s your team for the First Test?

Who’d be an Australian cricket selector? Has our talent pool ever been so modest? The Almanac editorial desk selects its team for the First Test with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.

The Eagles Almanac – final cover

Here’s the final cover of The Eagles Almanac 2018. [We’ve made a change – Ed]