“Not Bad Thanks” – Graeme Willingham: extract No. 2, Tribunals!

Some members of the Not Bad Thanks basketball team had problems with the rules and regulations of the game. This extract from Graeme Willingham’s book “Not Bad Thanks” details some of these problems and their subsequent consequences.

Balcony Banter Round 2 – Richmond v Collingwood: Family Pies

Tiger man Dave Campbell has Magpies in the house. He blames the Turkish Delight incident.

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

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

AFL Round 3: Do you want to write a yarn about one of the matches?

Here are the Round 3 matches. If you’d like to write about one let us know. Happy to feature more than one writer per game.

(Melbourne) Launch of “More of the Kangaroo” by Murray Bird and Greg Parker (April 11)

Murray Bird and Greg Parker will discuss their book , “More of the Kangaroo” a detailed history of Australian Football in Queensland, in conversation with John Harms at the Melbourne launch on Thursday 11 April at the North Fitzroy Arms.

Another blast from the past – Collingwood v Melbourne: Round 2, 2009

Collingwood supporters had a lot to smile about 10 years ago in Round 2, 2009. As for the Demons, not a good result as the reprised report by Steve Healy indicates.

‘Far from the madding crowd…..’ – KB Hill

KB Hill reprises his tribute to Lance Oswald, Strathmerton legend, St Kilda star of the early 60s and a member of both their Hall of Fame and Team of the Century. According to many local experts, he was Wangaratta’s finest football product. Lance passed away recently.

How was your team performing 10 years ago? – Bluebaggers, something to make you smile!

Was your team on the winners list 10 years ago in Round 2 2009? Check out some of the Almanac match reports from that round. The Blues match will bring some joy to the now long suffering Carlton fans!

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Rounds 1 and 2: Reports

Cam Hooke presents his report for the Collingwood true believers analysing aspects of the Round 1 and 2 matches.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 2: Talking Points

Collingwood’s true believers had a lot to like with their win over Richmond last Thursday reports Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life.

Co-Ordinator Col Calling: Something bugging you? Let it out, here!

Got a gripe or bug bear you want to get off your chest? Why not write about it here on The Footy Almanac, Co-ordinator Col would love to hear from you.

“Not Bad Thanks” – Graeme Willingham: Some thoughts, the critics, and an invite

How a rag tag team of basketballer mates raise themselves from the bottom of the ladder to achieve success is the topic of Graeme Willingham’s book “Not Bad Thanks”. Told with good humour, at times moving, but always entertaining, the book is sure to enthrall all readers. Why not come to the Almanac dinner and hear Graeme discuss his book with John Harms. Details above.

Liam Picken retires

Liam Picken, a favourite of many Almanackers and footy fans, has retired.

AFLW Grand Final 2019 – Photo montage by Peter Argent

Adelaide Oval played host to the AFLW Grand Final this year and Peter Argent caught the game’s outstanding moments on camera.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 2

Cam Hooke has praise for a job well done in Round 2 and looks forward to a rematch with last year’s premiers.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Ricky Nixon: Friday 5th April, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

This Odd Friday Lunch features guest speaker Ricky Nixon on Friday 5 April at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Ricky will discuss his career as an AFL footballer, sports management guru, and the controversies surrounding his various careers.

“Not Bad Thanks” – Graeme Willingham: an extract

Graeme Willingham has written an entertaining book “Not Bad Thanks” about a rag tag team of basketballers. Here is an extract from the book.

Almanac Art: Kendra Heil’s painting ‘Hannah Scott: Premiership Player’ presented to top bidder Susan Alberti

We all loved Kendra Heil’s dynamic painting ‘Hannah Scott: Premiership Player’ which was the image used to create the front cover of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018. Auctioned here on The Almanac site, the successful bidder, Susan Alberti, recently received her artwork from Kendra. Here’s a record of the occasion.

The Sixth Man – a world before the AFL

We welcome legendary journo and author Mike Bingham to the pages of the Almanac. In his first piece Mike tells us how he got to The Sun (News Pictorial in those days) and became Lou Richards Kiss of Death ghost writer. (his 19th?) Love it! [Great to have you in the fold Mike – JTH]

The Odd Friday Lunch – John Sharrock: The boy from Tooleybuc!

The boy from Tooleybuc, Geelong premiership player, John Sharrock is guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch on the 29th March at Perc’s pub, The North Fitzroy Arms.