Tigers’ or Tigers Almanac: ambiguity and the apostrophe

Tigers’ or Tigers? It’s an interesting discussion.

It’s Hot

John Harms remembers hot days on the Darling Downs.

Balcony Banter – Collingwood v GWS: Then the game stirred

It was quiet in the MCC Members Stand until the Pies started to kick goals. Read John Harms Balcony Banter account of the game with his host Moon.

Almanac Footy (and Racing): The Benefit of a St Kevin’s Education

As revellers prepare for the SKOB’s Grand Final Luncheon and a weekend of VAFA grand finals, John Harms considers the benefit of a St Kevin’s education.

The Footy Almanac Tipping Comp 2019: And the winners are…

Here are the results of The Footy Almanac Tipping Comp 2019. Congrats to all the winners.

Almanac (Footy) History: 1963 Grand Final – Geelong v Hawthorn, final quarter

Peter Flynn has found the YouTube of the final quarter of the 1963 Grand Final. The link is here. This is an excellent way of paying tribute to Polly Farmer at the time of his passing, Aug 14, 2019. [Includes some observations from JTH. Add yours – Ed]

Ashes 2009 – First Test Day 2: The Australians fight back

The First Test of the 2009 Ashes series was played at Cardiff. Day one saw England bat impressively. John Harms took up the action on Day two.

AFL Round 17: Cats comeback revitalises fans

Geelong and Hawthorn clash this weekend in Round 18. Let’s go back a decade to Round 17, 2009 in that era when the gap between these two great clubs was wafer thin and the winning margins even less. Giddy times indeed for John Harms!

Almanac Time Capsule – AFL Round 14 2009: Observing the Saints fan

Saturday night wasn’t one to remember, so let’s revisit a happier day for Saints fans. Round 14, 2009, when two undefeated teams met in one of the best games in years. John Harms was in the crowd observing more than just the footy.

Round 16 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong (and others): The sweep of Season 2019

John Harms was worried about the Dogs game – and the Dogs were too good. What is going on at Geelong? And while we’re at it, at Collingwood? And who is on the march to September? [The wisdom of more than one weekend preferred – Ed.]

Almanac Flashback: Harms on the speccie revisited

A decade ago, John Harms penned some words on the speccie, and its place in footy. (The comments that follow will bring back many memories – Ed).

Almanac Lunches: Syd Jackson, you star! And Andrew Rule on Friday (June 7).

Syd Jackson was a wonderful guest at lunch last Friday (May 31) and we are looking forward to hearing from Andrew Rule this Friday (June 7). I wonder whether Her Majesty has rung Andrew today?

Almanac Photography: Why sport matters (Kids trying their hearts out).

Just a few things that sport offers, as captured by photographer Pierre Bradley at a recent Under 10 girls soccer match.

Everyday Obituaries: Brendan ‘Bourkie’ Bourke

Bourkie, one of life’s great characters, died a few weeks ago. His funeral was a magnificent tribute to his rich life. This is PJ Brangan’s eulogy introduced by John Harms.

Round 7 – Geelong v Essendon: Dips, I’ll fill you in.

For Dips – some notes on Geelong’s win last week. Can anyone else help fill Dips in? [Busy week – JTH]

Almanac Music: Introducing Heed the Porter (especially today, May 10, because their single comes out today)

Heed the Porter are an alt rock/blues band from Brisbane. They have much to offer. Do yourself a favour…

Almanac Racing – Warrnambool Carnival: Pilgrims’ Progress

We love re-visiting this yarn at Bool time…

John Harms leaves home at sunrise for a pilgrimmage to the Bool. He meets quite a few fellow-travellers.

Almanac Poetry: Les Murray – ‘Nocturne’

Sadly, Les Murray died yesterday. We featured this poem, ‘Nocturne’, in the early days of the Almanac site. It is one of John Harms’s favourite Les Murray poems.

Ultimate Wool Teams: Vic, Riverina, WA and SA

In this week’s Footy Record a (provisional) National Wool Team will be announced. It’s picked from these four regional squads.

Almanac Books: Not Bad Thanks is a hoot

If you want an entertaining examination of mateship and sporting obsession, John Harms thinks Graeme Willingham’s ‘Not Bad Thanks’ is an excellent investment. For extracts, and details on how to obtain the book, please read further.