Australia v Pakistan – Second Test: Writer’s call up

The Second Test of the summer is upon us. Keen to pen a few words about the action? We welcome nominations.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test – The ‘Gabba Blog

The 2019/20 Summer of Test cricket gets underway this morning at the ‘Gabba and the Almanac continues its practice of giving you the opportunity to add your comments via our rolling blog as play unfolds.

‘Danny recalls the night he clinched the belt….’ by KB Hill

KB Hill tells the tale of Danny Carey, a likeable larrikin of a lad whose many sporting talents weren’t always fulfilled. He was, however, the Heavyweight Champion of the Riverina at one stage.

Almanac Flashback – Anson Cameron’s Footy Almanac 2009 launch speech (remember this?)

Remember this? Anson Cameron may have shot the Cisco Kid but he knocked everyone over with this classic speech to launch The Footy Almanac in 2009 (A Geelong year).

And here’s the cover of The Tigers’ Almanac 2019

Announcing the cover of The Tigers Almanac 2019. You can order now. The best gift for a Tigers fan since the 2017 edition (also available).

Kieran Modra: The Almanac pays tribute to an Australian Paralympian icon

The Footy Almanac remembers and pays tribute to Kieran Modra, Paralympian icon, who died in a road accident yesterday.

Almanac Cricket – Australia v Pakistan: First Test Squad announced

The national selectors have named a 14-man squad for next week’s First Test against Pakistan at the Gabba. What do you think of the squad as a whole, and what would your batting order be?

Footscray/Western Bulldogs Past Players from the VFL/AFL

The Footscray/Western Bulldogs Past Players held their 2019 AGM recently. Paul O’Connor sent this photo.

‘I wonder whatever happened to……………’ by KB Hill

Two kids, born on the same day in the same hospital, schoolmates and footy team-mates later on, then their paths diverged. KB Hill reconnects with Bernie Brady more than half a century since they last crossed paths.

Balcony Banter – Malinga Magic!

Clare Cannon from the Lord’s Taverners in Geelong recently took a group of students from Northern Bay College in Norlane, Geelong to the Australia v Sri Lanka T20 match at the MCG. Five of the students were from Sri Lanka and could not have been more excited.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Things that are important to our family

Lachie Murray continues our series from The Parade College Writing Workshop. He shares his experiences of how cricket is important to his family.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Hajduk Split

We continue our series by Grade 9 students from The Parade College following their Writing Workshop last week. Joshua Cavar shares his excitement from the day he saw the clash between intense rivals Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb.

Remembrance Day – Wisden on Hedley Verity

Sporting history and the history of conflict have interesting, sometimes intertwined narratives. This obituary on Hedley Verity in Wisden is an example that is well worth a read anytime, but particularly today.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Melbourne Derby – Melbourne United v South East Melbourne Phoenix

Connor Pike, a Year 9 student at The Parade College, covers the early season NBL derby between Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Scoring my first goal

Parade College Grade 9 student Jacob Coviello recalls that special moment when he scored his first goal for Fawkner Blues.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Nov 15): Mick McGuane

Mick McGuane is the special guest at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on 15th November. Check out details here.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Boys In Blue – the feeling of a Melbourne Victory match

Continuing our series of stories written by the Year 9 boys from The Parade College, Alexander Trajkovski shares his family’s love of and commitment to Melbourne Victory.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Melbourne’s Best Game of Basketball!

Parade College Year 9 student Eduardo Lewis tells of his excitement when he attended the NBL clash between Melbourne United and the Sydney Kings.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Why I Support Richmond

Zach Delzoppo, a Grade 9 student at Parade College, explains why he supports the mighty Tigers and how he got to watch the Grand Final this year.

The Almanac Melbourne Cup 2019 Trifecta (We won!)

We came up with a trifecta at the Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms. And it won!