Almanac Art: Fort Delta presents the second event in their monthly ‘Art Dinner Series’ on Collecting Contemporary Art.

Fort Delta is excited to bring you the second event in our monthly ‘Art Dinner Series’ on Collecting Contemporary Art at our favourite local; The North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, to hear James Makin of James Makin Gallery and Andy Gomez of Fort Delta, in conversation on the topic of collecting contemporary art.

Book Launch: ‘Crossing The Line’ by Gideon Haigh

Gideon Haigh’s latest contribution to the library of Australian cricket, Crossing the Line, will be launched in Melbourne next week. The subtitle, ‘How Australian Cricket Lost its Way’, gives us a hint of Gideon’s direction as he examines the decline of a meaningful culture in Australian cricket over the past decade.

More of the Kangaroo, 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland – 1866 to 2016 by Murray Bird and Greg Parker

Australian football has a long history in Queensland. Murray Bird and Greg Parker are about to release their well-researched, colourful record of the game at the local level in the Sunshine State.

Almanac Cricket Dinner (Oct 11): Bernard Whimpress on his new book about Joe Darling

Bernard Whimpress will be joined by Graeme Ryan to discuss their new book on early Australian captain Joe Darling on the 11th October. The Almanac is hosting. Details within.

Bathurst 500: Your memories.

The Bathurst 500 (old school) – or Bathurst – is a festival day in Australian life. Give us your memories. And what is the model of car in the old photograph?

‘In search of Darby…….’ KB Hill

Another fab yarn from KB Hill, this time about jockey Phillip “Darby” Ketchup.

Sean Gorman on Tony Peek in The Guardian

On Monday October 1, long-serving AFL senior executive Tony Peek passed away after losing his battle with cancer at age 68. The football community mourned the loss of one of the game’s most loyal servants and Sean Gorman has written a lovely piece on Peek in The Guardian.

It’s the one month anniversary of The Women’s Almanac 2018!

It has been 1 month since we launched The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018! The book is now out in the world and we couldn’t be prouder to have produced another edition of the Almanac that covers the women’s game. Read about all the coverage the book has received in the last month.

Kasey Symons special guest on this week’s Fan Grrrls podcast

Our Women’s Football Editor, Kasey Symons was the special guest on this week’s Fan Grrrls podcast where she spoke about The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 and her connection to the women’s game.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: The Grand Final Ticket Game

After a night of queuing in the cold Andrea Buckland and her group managed to secure the place at the biggest game of the season. Though it was a cracking game, it wasn’t the result he had hoped for as a Pies fan.

The Odd Friday Lunch: Mike Perry 5th October

Former Richmond Premiership player Mike Perry is the next guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch on the 5th October.

Is there anybody out there?

Apparently the People’s Republic of Victoria sealed its borders today. There’s very little coming out of there. The calm before the storm? Which Storm?

What is wrong with rugby league?

The 2018 NRL finals series has featured a deliberate effort by tacklers, usually in masses of up to four, to force the ball carrier to lose possession by fair means or foul. It’s been labelled ‘contested possession’. Elsewhere it has been argued that this practice is a blight on the game because it is both ugly and, in its adjudication, subjective. Let’s revisit Jim Young’s late August harangue about the contest for possession in rugby league to see if this emerging trend in play might just be a pathway to a fresh look at how the code is played.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final 2018

For all members of the true believers family, Cam Hooke wishes you well for the Grand Final. Play like last week and the Premiership is there for the taking.

“Go Tarrawingee”: By KB Hill

Many country leagues have already played their Grand Finals. KB Hill speaks to Tarrawingee’s Trevor Edwards after their triumph last Saturday.

2018 Brownlow Medal Winner: Tom Mitchell 

Congratulations to Hawthorn’s Tom Mitchell for winning the 2018 Brownlow Medal with a total of 28 votes.

Bizarre Brownlow competition for the astute observer – win a prize

Here’s a novel Brownlow competition. Add your entry.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – The Year of the Magpie: The Grand Final.

For the last time this season, Cam Hooke casts his eye over Collingwood, and predicts a 17point victory for the Pies on Grand Final Day!

2018 Swisse Wellness VFL Women’s #LovetheGame Grand Final: Hawthorn v Geelong

Footy Almanac stalwart Dips O’Donnell is a proud man as his daughter Clare is a victorious member of Hawthorn’s VFLW Premiership team which defeated the Geelong Cats. You can see the replay of the game here (Link to VFLW’s video).

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: 2018 AFL Finals – The Year of the Magpie: A final thought

Cam Hooke has a final comment for his true believers about the Pies big final clash tonight with the Tigers.