Almanac Teams: Bushrangers

Glen! selects a team inspired by Australian bushrangers. Yes, he found room for a couple of Kellys, though they aren’t brothers.

Football History: 1919 VFL Grand Final

Anticipating an October pandemic Grand Final this year, Glen! takes us back to the year 1919, when Richmond and Collingwood played the decider in the year of Spanish Flu.

Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game; 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political- and footy-wise. This insightful piece from Glen was posted a couple of years ago and this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Moratorium March. [Well worth remembering – Ed.]

Frank Hyett: Successful sportsman, unionist, politician and victim of the Spanish flu.

The Footy Almanac reprises a story from 2011 about WW1 Spanish flu victim Frank Hyett. Hyett was a successful sportsman, unionist, and politician who Glen Davis was seeking information about at the time. He received a terrific response as indicated in the comments section.

Tokyo Summer Olympics – will history repeat?

COVID-19 may well claim the biggest sporting scalp of the year – the 2020 Summer Olympic Games slated for Tokyo from late July. Will it be a case of history repeating itself with the combination of the Summer Games and Tokyo? Glen! gives us the background.

Almanac Footy Teams: Spielen ist der Anruf! (or a team of players with Deutsche names)

Glen! has put together a team of footballers with German names. Any other suggestions?

Almanac Cricket – Abandoned: not as rare as you think

Abandoned or cancelled matches are rare but probably not as rare as you think. Glen! has had a look back over the years to remind us of matches that were not played or completed for one reason or another.

Almanac Teams: An innings cut short

In a thoughtful response to an earlier Phil Dimitriadis piece, Glen! compiles a team of cricketers who had their careers cut short by tragedy or misfortune.

Moon Landing – A Football(in)g Space

Glen! takes us to the moon and back as he contemplates 50 years since the first Moon landing. For old times’ sake, he also reminds us of what was happening in the VFL that week. (Ah, memories… – Ed.!)

Almanac Teams: The Red Cats (from Geelong)

Glen! was a Cats supporter for 30 years. He has selected a team of Geelong redheads from that era, but is keen for readers to uncover a few more, especially from before his time.

Almanac Teams: The Last Noel

Have we seen the last Noel in AFL footy? Glen! is undeterred. Here’s his team of Noels.

Almanac Teams: Norm, be in it!

Remember Life Be In It! And norm. Well Glen! has picked a team of Norms.

Almanac Teams: Terry from the Footy Almanac

Terry’s the name. Not Ted. Nor is it Terrence – that’s better left for actors. Ted is a footy name with a fine tradition, and Glen! is the man to do it justice. Read his team of Teds, then offer your own suggestions.

VFL Round 1: Williamstown v Port Melbourne – Rekindling old rivalries in the sunset

It’s been a few years since Glen! has seen Port Melbourne in the VFA/VFL; he made a return to watch on as Williamstown played picturesque host to a contest between two doyens of the Victorian game in Round 1.

Almanac Teams: Harolds

Glen! returns to Almanac Teams with his own side made up of players with the moniker of Harold, with focus on famed Preston hardman, Harold Martin. Almanackers, let us know of any other Harolds who were unlucky to miss – particularly if they played after 1968!

Almanac Footy History: Round 1, 1919

A remarkable time, Round 1, 100 years ago, Glen reviews the VFL games from that season’s opening games.

Almanac Horseracing – The Corowa Cup: Country racing, a great day out!

The Corowa Cup proved country racing at its best, as Glen Davis reports, with a fistful of dollars in his hands!

Almanac Teams: The Three Cs

Glen! gets into the chorus of creative and crazy Almanac Teams with this crowd consisting of “Three Cs” – Cyril, Cedric and Cecil.

Almanac Teams: Footballing Wallys

We keep coming up with special teams, especially those with names from yesteryear. Today, Glen picks a team of Wallys.

Almanac Teams – a team of VFL Arthurs

Cor blimey! A team of Arfas? Glen has come up with a team of Arthurs, anyone left out?