AFLW 2020 season fixture

Details of the upcoming AFLW season have now been announced. The conference system will remain, and four clubs will make their debut. The season has been slightly expanded following CBA negotiations. Tell us what you think of the new arrangements.

Book Launch – Gideon Haigh & Cecilia Haigh launch their new books

Gideon Haigh and his daughter Cecilia are launching their respective new books on 29 October, and you’re invited. Check out details here.

The AFLW Draft

The AFLW draft was held this week. Here is a list of drafted players and the clubs they are from. We’d love to know about the players and the clubs. If you have some background info please add it to the comments section.

From Red & White to Yellow & Black: The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters’ Club

Unbeknown to Stainless, his sister was writing about The Baan Baa Richmond Supporters’ Club at the same time his account was posted to the site. Here is her story.

Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Oct 25: Jack the Insider and The Fine Cotton Fiasco

The Footy Almanac Lunch on Oct 25 features ‘Jack the Insider’ who will regale us with the story of The Fine Cotton Fiasco. [Great book. This will be a laugh – JTH]

Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch – the Free Toby auction

Toby Greene created a lot of bids at the Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch.

Almanac Cricket History – 1956: First Pakistan v Australia Test Match: history repeating itself or sheer coincidence?

A search through history of today’s date, 17th October, demonstrates the sometimes unusual intersection of different forms of the same experience across the centuries. Here’s one we discovered. (Put on your tangential thinking cap! – Ed.)

Book Tour – “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United: Travels in Country Footy”: Events & dates

Paul Daffey is continuing his tour to launch his book “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United: Travels in Country Footy”. If you missed him in Horsham last night, you can catch him tonight in Mildura and this weekend at the Patchewallock Music Festival, just out of Ouyen.

Almanac Flashback – ‘Swish’ Schwerdt’s review of Michael Sexton’s ‘Chappelli’s Last Stand’

Yesterday we featured a review of Michael Sexton’s ‘Border’s Battlers’. Today we revisit his previous offering, ‘Chappelli’s Last Stand” via a review penned by ‘Swish’ Schwerdt. (Both books are readily available at all good bookstores.)

‘Aussie ‘Import’ Shares In Long Ditton Glory…..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill shares with us the cricketing adventures of local stalwart Jacob ‘Schona’ Schonafinger who spent the off season teaching and playing cricket in the “Old Dart”.

Almanac Cricket – Marsh Sheffield Shield 2019-20 Season Starts Today

The domestic cricket first class season gets underway today with Round 1 of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition featuring all six States in action. Familiarise yourself with the season’s Shield and Test match schedules.

Footy Almanac Trade Period Blog – Join in the discussion

The AFL Trade Period 2019 has started, so why not share your thoughts and join in with the discussion on our blog.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch (Oct 11): David Teague

New Carlton FC coach David Teague is guest speaker at the next Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on Friday 11 October.

Graham Miller – Playing the man

Scanlen’s footy cards get a good run with a lot of Almanackers as they tap into a cherished age of footy bursting with characters – photographer Graham Miller has taken things to another level with his series “Playing the man.”

Almanac Book Review – The Totem Poles of Ouyen United: Travels in Country Footy by Paul Daffey

Rodney Gillett reviews Paul Daffey’s excellent new book, “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United: Travels in Country Footy”. Check it out.

‘The Grand Old Football Warrior……’ by KB Hill

James Edward Flynn was a triple premiership winning player for Carlton just over one hundred years ago. KB Hill tells Flynn’s story – as only KB can.

Balcony Banter – 2019 AFL Grand Final: Richmond v GWS Giants

After the prolonged Tiger premiership drought, Dave Campbell and his brother Tim have enjoyed the recent flood of Richmond premierships. Dave tells about ‘a day of brotherhood on and off the field’.

“Flag Flames Again Flicker At The ‘Showies’……… ” by KB Hill

Grand Final week has KB Hill casting his mind back over some of the classic encounters in the annals of Ovens & Murray League Grand Finals.

The Almanac Footy Finals Blog

The Finals are reaching their climax. How do you see them playing out? Have your say right here on the Footy Almanac Blog!

Almanac Flashback – AFL Grand Final 2017: Adelaide v Richmond – It’s Us

Richmond’s three decades plus premiership drought finally ended in 2017. Let’s go back two years to revisit Jack Banister’s poignant account of that glorious day when the face of those long, often heart-breaking and challenging years, Matthew Richardson, came forward to present the premiership trophy.