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

Happy Almanac Five Day (for June 5). It would help enormously if you made a $5 contribution towards sustaining the Almanac.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 11 review, Round 12 preview

Cam Hooke reviews Collingwood’s disappointing loss to Fremantle, before calling for change for the upcoming Queen’s Birthday clash against Melbourne.

Almanac Footy History: An aboriginal game? by Roy Hay

Well known historian, Roy Hall, has recently published a book examining the history of aboriginal involvement in football since the 19th century. Roy presents an overview of his book.

Balcony Banter Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: Tapestry

MCC member Joe De Petro explains why footy is such a rich tapestry to him. Read his report of the The Dreamtime Clash between Richmond and Essendon.

The Old Footy Record Part 2 – Rochester v Hastings 1952: Match report

The mystery of the Rochester v Hastings football match in October 1952 has been solved! Read all about it!

The Old Footy Record: What do you know about this match?

This must have been some match! These images of an old footy record have prompted many questions about this game. If you can provide further information about the match to The Footy Almanac it will be greatly appreciated.

Round 11 – Another round of must win games for some teams

Round 11 of AFL footy this week is looking to be crunch time for some teams if they are to continue in the race for the Final Eight this season. Is your team still in the mix?

“The knock-about journo who made his mark” by KB Hill

KB Hill speaks to Phil Nolan, the Echuca lad who became a footy icon and journalism legend in both Wangaratta and Devenport.

Balcony Banter – 1972 Grand Final: Gatecrashing history

How did Paul Walsh end up joining the Carlton victory lap after the 1972 Grand Final? Find out by reading his Balcony Banter story.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Syd Jackson: Friday 31st May @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Former Carlton great, Syd Jackson will be the guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch, this Friday 31st May @ 1:05pm at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel.

Round 10 – A resignation? …. a sacking?….. who’s next?

What do you think about Brad Scott’s resignation as coach of North Melbourne? Was he pushed? The Almanac would like to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 10 review, Round 11 preview

Cam Hooke reviews Collingwood’s Friday night heart-stopper against Sydney and looks forward to the Pies’ Saturday match against Fremantle.

Round 10 – Sir Doug Nicholls Round: Who is Doug Nicholls?

AFL Round 10 has been named after Sir Doug Nicholls. Learn more about this great and inspirational man in this article.

Citrus Bob Wants You!: Lang Lang Football Club History

Can you help Citrus Bob out? He’s writing the history of the Lang Lang Football Club and he is seeking memorablia, information etc. Check out his post.

Round 10 – Sir Doug Nicholls Round: How will your team fare?

Another round of exciting footy matches in the Round 10 Sir Doug Nicholls Round this weekend.

Almanac Art: Kate Birrell – Street Rhythm exhibition

Kate Birrell’s exhibition of Melbourne urban life, Street Rhythm, has opened at Chapel Off Chapel. Pictures and details within.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 9 Review; Round 10 Preview

Cam Hooke provides a definitive review of Collingwood’s round 9 clash (including some wonderful statistical analysis) before looking forward to their blockbuster round 10 match against Sydney.

Round 9 – A critical round of matches for some clubs this weekend.

Who will be the winners in the Round 9 matches this weekend?

Balcony Banter – Round 22 1996: Two into one don’t go…

The recent Melbourne v Hawthorn clash took MCC member Chris Vogt back to the famous ‘Merger Match’ of 1996.

”Big Macca – Lackadaisical but magical” by KB Hill

According to KB Hill, “Good full forwards come packaged in a variety of shapes and forms.” But then there was Neale McMonigle.