Almanac Books – ‘The Immortals of Australian Cricket’ by Liam Hauser

The Almanac is happy to support a new book release by one of its part-time contributors, Liam Hauser, whose ‘The Immortals of Australian Cricket’ has hit the shelves.

Another nail-biter at the Gardens Oval…KB Hill

KB Hill provides us with another great story of a cracking cricket match from up Benalla way. It’s a game of twists and turns from go to whoa!

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In reasonable nick, the imperious Indian skipper. [Wow – Ed]

Almanac Art: Nick Howson’s Footy Cards

Nick Howson has produced a set of 12 cards of the early VFL clubs in their original colours with a small booklet on the history of the clubs’ names.

Australia v India – First Test, Adelaide: Calling all cricket scribes

The Indians are here. Looking forward to the First Test which starts at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday. We’re looking for scribes to cover it.

“More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland”- You’re invited to the launch

After over a decade of research, Greg Parker and Murray Bird will be launching their book “More of the Kangaroo” at the Coorparoo FC, on the 11th December.

Footy Almanac Odd Friday Lunch: Ken Hunter ex-Carlton great

The next Footy Almanac Odd Friday Lunch is this Friday, 7th December with special guest ex-Carlton great, Ken Hunter.

‘Mr Soccer…’ KB Hill

KB Hill presents us with yet another profile of a legendary country sportsman, John De Luca, Life Member, Hall of Famer and inaugural Legend of the Wangaratta City Devils.

Almanac Cricket – What’s your team for the First Test?

Who’d be an Australian cricket selector? Has our talent pool ever been so modest? The Almanac editorial desk selects its team for the First Test with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.

The Eagles Almanac – final cover

Here’s the final cover of The Eagles Almanac 2018. [We’ve made a change – Ed]

Draft Day – Not as good as the movie and the AFL has the wrong script

There are big problems with the draft process in the AFL system as Steve Earl explains. How does it serve footy generally? And, importantly, who does it serve a large number of undrafted aspirants the system spits out?

Almanac Footy History – Dan Minogue: a Bendigo boy huge in the VFL

There’s been a long stream of footy greats who grew up in Bendigo and played in the BFL/ BFA before going onto the VFL/AFL. Dan Minogue is one, the only player to coach 5 VFL/AFL clubs and he is profiled here by Richard Jones.

‘A master of his craft…’ KB Hill

KB Hill is the master of the memoir. Here he tells us about the life and times of Stuart Elkington.

Announcing The Eagles Almanac 2018

The Eagles Almanac 2018 cover has just been released. Order copies of the book now, for delivery in mid-December.

“More of the Kangaroo: 150 Years of Australian Football in Queensland 1866 – 2016” New book release and launch details

Details of the new book release from Murray Bird and Greg Parker recounting the history of Australian Rules Football in Queensland over the last 150 years.

George Ogilvie Jnr: Echuca’s gun `30s centreman

You have to be a pretty handy player to be inducted into a footy league’s Hall of Fame. And if you’re one of 20 named in the very first Hall then you’re clearly an outstanding candidate: a star, to be exact. Such was the case with George Ogilvie jnr., Echuca’s gun centreman of the 1920s and 30s.

The death of Simon Shaw, ‘a grand little sportsman’

Roger Spaull is back with this piece about Simon Shaw a much-loved post-World War II figure of Yallourn and its footy club who died after a swimming accident.

Almanac Footy Tipping: We have some winners for Season 2018

The results of the Almanac Tipping Comp are finally in.

“A Passion for the Sport of Kings….” KB Hill

“And when the horses jump, he’ll imagine for a moment that he’s back in the days of his youth……..perched on the outsider; seeking an opening to push through the tightly-bunched field; just pondering when to make his move……..” Another entertaining sporting tale from KB Hill.

Almanac Book Review – The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018: Bobby’s banter is good for footy

Fourteen year old Grace Kerwin is a big Bobby Macumber fan. In this review of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018 she highlights Bobby’s contributions.