”Big Macca – Lackadaisical but magical” by KB Hill

According to KB Hill, “Good full forwards come packaged in a variety of shapes and forms.” But then there was Neale McMonigle.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 8 Review & Round 9 Preview

Cam Hooke wraps up for the True Believers the Round 8 Collingwood game against the Blues, and previews the Pies Round 9 game against the Saints.

Reds Foundation (Fitzroy FC) Political Lunch with Hung Le

Book now for lunch with Hung Le speak at the Reds Foundation and Fitzroy FC on Saturday 18th May at the Brunswick St Oval..

Dan McCarthy – Inspired by the racing game by KB Hill

KB Hill talks to Dan McCarthy, who was schooled in the football cradle of Assumption College, but really made his name as a successful horse trainer.

Balcony Banter Round 7 – Melbourne v Hawthorn: Keep your eye on the Red, Blue and Pink

Demon fan Joseph Ryan was just glad he could attend the Pink Lady Game with his mum.

Almanac Lunch: George Megalogenis – The Football Solution

George Megalogenis will be guest at the Almanac/Odd Friday lunch on Friday, May 17. He’ll be discussing his book, ‘The Football Solution: how Richmond’s premiership can save Australia’.

Can Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 7 review & Round 8 preview

Cam Hooke takes a look at Collingwood’s strong win against Port Adelaide in Round 7 and predicts what Round 8 might hold for them when they come up against the old foe Carlton.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 6 review; Round 7 preview

Cam Hooke could do without some of the stress, but he will always take the four points. He analyses the Anzac Day thriller, and looks ahead to the big clash with Port.

Almanac Horseracing – “The ‘Bool: The History of Racing in Warrnambool – from 1848” a book by by Mark McNamara

The Warrnambool carnival has just concluded. It’s long and rich history of horseracing has inspired a book from Mark McNamara, with content spanning from the origins of racing in the region in 1848 up until the present day. (published in May, 2018)

Almanac Cricket: “Golden Boy” is Wisden’s best ever cricket book

Christian Ryan’s Golden Boy: ‘Kim Hughes and the bad old days of Australian cricket’ has been declared the best cricket book ever written by a Wisden panel. An outstanding achievement. What do you think of the shortlisted books?

Balcony Banter Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Observing (almost) 25 years of ANZAC Day at the ‘G

Andrew Fithall and the Anzac Day game go back a long way. He was pleased to share the occasion once more with family. And not too disappointed when the Pies snuck home.

Balcony Banter Round 6 – Richmond v Melbourne: A time to reflect as tribes come together

Kaye De Petro (who has Almanac connections you may discern) is more history buff than footy fan. But Anzac Eve was still a memorable occasion.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – May 17 with George Megalogenis

After another 3 years of ups and downs and general turmoil, who better to join us at the North Fitzroy Arms for the last Odd Friday Lunch before the federal election than acclaimed journalist and Richmond tragic, George Megalogenis? See inside for details.

Sport Australia: Australia’s top 20 sports and physical activities revealed

Sport Australia has released the latest data on the sports participation and how our activity patterns change with age. It reveals some interesting developments.

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: Angela Savage on Friday Review

Angela Savage offers a heartfelt remembrance of the Boys from old Fitzroy and her departed Grandfather. (Courtesy of Brian Nankervis).

Almanac Reading – The ugly Australian: evolution of a cricket species (from “The Cricket Monthly”)

From “The Cricket Monthly” last week; in which Jarrod Kimber explores the traditions and ways of Australian cricket; from the suburbs to the international arena. [Do your experiences support these views? – Ed].

Odd Friday Lunch: May 3 with Warwick Capper

Warwick Capper is the special guest at the Odd Friday Lunch on May 3. Bookings essential.

Almanac Art: Out came the Sherrin

Susan Sutton was a finalist in the Gallipoli Prize 2015. Here is her entry, with the artist’s notes.

Almanac archives: Professor Rob Pascoe’s speech, ‘The Anzac legend and Australian football’, to the Almanackery at the All Nations Hotel in Richmond

Back in 2009, Professor Robert Pascoe addressed an Almanac crowd on differing views of the Anzac tradition, as seen through the contrasting attitudes of two VFL clubs of the time.

Almanac Horseracing – Oakbank: Best picnic racing carnival on the planet

Roger Lowrey is a fan of the world’s greatest picnic racing carnival – Oakbank! This year he is there for Saturday’s card. These are his observations.