Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 20 and 21: Better

Cam Hooke was much happier with the Pies’ efforts against the Suns. But the need to keep winning remains.

The Ashes 2019 – First Test: The Edgbaston blog

Check out what our readers have to say and add your observations on the Edgbaston Test.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Aug 9: With special guest Bryce McGain

Another cracking Footy Almanac/The Odd Friday Lunch coming up with special guest, former Australian Test cricketer, Bryce McGain, on Friday 9th August at 1:05pm at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Should be a beauty!

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

Happy Almanac Five Day (for Aug 5). It would help enormously if you made a $5 contribution towards ensuring the Almanac is sustained.

Almanac Footy: Remembering former St Kilda player Ian ‘Goalsy’ Drohan

David Clerehan grew up round the corner from `50s St Kilda footballer Ian ‘Goalsy’ Drohan who passed away recently.

Round 20 – Fixture for Round 20: A very, very interesting round of matches!

With a number of teams fighting for a place in the 8, Round 20 is certain to be an absorbing round of matches.

‘Two Of Yesteryear’s Heroes…….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill returns with the tales of two more of Wangaratta’s heroes from the past, endurance cyclist Irene Pyle and Stawell Gift runner Des Shelley, both local people who achieved great things.

Almanac Local Footy: The Peters Family of Healesville by Charles Richards

Charlie Richards rolls back the decades to chronicle the Peters family from Healesville and brings us their story of service to both country and community. There’s more than enough tragedy and discrimination, but there’s also a lot about triumph and reconciliation.

The Ashes 2019: Call for writers

It all begins tomorrow night. With much uncertainty about both teams, this is a series where anything might happen. We’ll be doing our best to cover the 2019 Ashes, and would love it if you want to contribute.

Balcony Banter Round 19 – Collingwood v Richmond: Lighting up a rainy night

Dave Campbell was worried by the Tigers’ pre-game favouritism. Those worries were soon alleviated.

Almanac Cricket – The Ashes Squad competition: And we have a winner!

Now that Australia’s Ashes Squad has been named, we have a winner for our competition to see who could get closest to the official 17 named by Cricket Australia. And the winner is…(read on)

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: AFL Rounds 19 and 20

After another tough week for Pies fans, Cam Hooke looks forensically at what went wrong and where to next for Collingwood in Round 20.

Round 19 – Another cut throat round of matches!: Who’ll hold their nerve?

Round 19 is setting out to be another cut throat round of footy as teams vie for a position in the final 8.

Balcony Banter – Round 18 Geelong v Hawthorn: Puppy Love

MCC member and die-hard Hawk Grant Fraser took in Liam Shiel’s 200th game at the ‘G’ and was happy to see Hawthorn’s win over the Cats. Are the Hawks still a chance for the finals?

Bachar Houli, the Tigers’ run-and-carry man extraordinaire, hits 200 games

Richmond’s Bachar Houli plays his 200th AFL game tomorrow night when the Tigers meet the Magpies. Kate Birrell’s beautiful image leads the Almanac’s salute to one of the League’s silky-smooth, rebounding champions.

Almanac Cricket: Pick your Ashes Squad – one last chance

Back in February, Almanac editor Ian Hauser put out a challenge to cricket fans to pick their Ashes squad. With just a fortnight to go until the First Test gets underway, here’s your last chance to enter this Almanac competition. Read on for more details.

Balcony Banter – Round 18 Richmond v Port: A tale of (footy in) two cities

Greg Sheehan and his friends had big plans for the Tassie Guys Footy Trip. But the best laid plans don’t always work out.

Poetry: Life Cycle

Life Cycle by Bruce Dawe captures the significance of footy in Victoria and beyond. Life and footy are so entwined in all those places (and cultures) where footy is meaningful to the people.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 18 report & Round 19 preview

Not a good weekend for Collingwood supporters as Cam Hooke presents his Round 18 report against GWS, and previews Round 19 against Richmond.

Round 18 – Crikey!: Another cracking round of footy!

Who will win? Another cracking weekend of footy in Round 18 with so much at stake, for so many teams!