Almanac Poetry: ‘Get Up’ – Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet’s poem ‘Get Up’ is about the perils of working in the bush, especially falling branches.

Round 3 – AFL Footy Fixture

Not certain who your team is playing, where and when, then check out our Round 3 fixture for details.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 2 Review and Round 3 Preview

Cam Hooke reviews Collingwood’s Round 2 win over traditional rivals Carlton, and previews the Round 3 match against Brisbane,

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Rounds 1 and 2

Cam Hooke returns for Season 2021 with his review of the Pies’ loss to the Doggies and his preview of tonight’s clash with ‘the old enemy’.

Almanac Mystery: Help us solve the problem

We have a conundrum – a photograph in need of a context! We know the year and the name of the club, but just where was it, to which association did it belong, and who are the people shown? Please help us solve the mystery.

‘Andrew Dale……A Fortunate Life……’ by KB Hill

Andrew Dale had a long association with footy before getting into the horse racing industry. KB Hill looks back over a successful life immersed in sport.

AFL Club Logos

If you are in the Footy Almanac footy tipping comp can you please make your club logo your profile pic on ESPN Footy Tips so we can start to calculate the leading club in the teams event.

Round 2 – AFL Footy Fixture

Not sure who your team is playing this week then check out the Round 2 Footy Fixture for all the information you will need.

Almanac Poetry: ‘Scales’ – Tommy Mallet

Tommy Mallet delights in the joys of the natural world after a day working in the bush.

Round 1 – Results

Richmond 15.15.105  d  Carlton 11.14.80 Collingwood 7.11.53 d by Western Bulldogs 10.9.69 Melbourne 11.14.80 d Fremantle 8.10.58 Adelaide 15.13.103 d Geelong 13.13.91 Essendon 13.13.91 d by Hawthorn 14.8.92 Brisbane 14.10.94 d by Sydney 19.11.125 North Melbourne 9.11.65 d by Port Adelaide 17.15.117 GWS 11.12.78 d by St Kilda 13.8.86 West Coast 12.11.83 d Gold Coast [Read more]

Sports Research: The Football Research Collective

Convenor of the Football Research Collective, Rob Hess, updates us on relevant activities of interest to FRC members. (The FRC is a group after The Footy Almanac’s own heart – Ed).

Almanac Footy Tipping in 2021

We have three tipping comps for the 2021 footy season: the standard AFL tipping comp where you pick the winner of each game, and the ever-intriguing, time-honoured AFL Tip the Top 8 competition and the NRL tipping competition. Join now. All welcome. Spread the word. (The AFLW tipping comp is underway of course, so entries are closed).

Almanac Poetry: ‘So…’ – Tommy Mallet

A tram can be a wonderful place for the delights of overheard conversation as Tommy Mallet’s poem ‘So…’ illustrates.

Round 1 – Footy Fixture 2021: Who, where and when?

AFL Season 2021 commences this week with the Round 1 fixture providing details of where, when and who your team is playing.

Almanac Footy – Clarity on game access needed: View of the AFL Fans Association

The AFL Fans Association is concerned about the lack of clarity around how the impending men’s season will play out with regards to fixturing, fan engagement and equity of allocation based on fair methods. Read on for their latest press release.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 1 Preview

Footy is back and so is Cam Hooke with his first preview of the season for the Collingwood faithful, the Round 1 match against the Western Bulldogs.

Almanac (and Odd Friday) Lunch: The Blessing of the Season

After a long Covid-enforced absence the Footy Almanac Friday lunch returns to the fabulous North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, on the 19th of March. The special guest will be a treat for Tiger fans. Book early to avoid disappointment.

‘Demon Robbie reflects on ’73 flag…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill caught up with Robbie Allen as they recalled the O&M League Grand Final of 1973.

Almanac Memoir: Lyndon ‘Beefy’ Andrews – A Football Journey

Lyndon ‘Beefy’ Andrews was a close-checking Centre Half Back for Central District in the SANFL during the 60s and 70s. From his junior years in Gawler to his last (and very successful) season in SA’s Mid-North, this is his entertaining account of his years in footy, the ovals that he played on and the friendships that he made along the way.

Almanac Fans: The Important Things in Life

There are times when a seemingly simple and innocent photograph tells a beautiful story. This is one of them. (The Almanac highlight of the day! – Ed.)