Almanac Golf (and Weather): Dry

John Harms returned to Oakey again this holiday season. He played nine holes at his beloved Oakey Golf Club. There was no sign of rain.

The Greatest Sports Photo of 2019

This is a superb photo. The mighty Greens. Photo by Jasmine Hirst. [With some words from JTH – Ed]

#AuthorsForFireys auction – a full set of Footy Almanacs 2007-2019

We are offering a full set of The Footy Almanac (2007-2019) for auction with all proceeds going to the firefighters. Please get involved.

Almanac Launch: We’re from Tigerland conducted by the MSO’s Ben Northey

The launch of The Tigers Almanac 2019 is Tuesday night (Dec 17). We’re looking forward to one of the great renditions of the Richmond Football Club song. To be led by none other than Ben Northey.

Almanac Music: Norman’s Rare Guitars

I was looking for Minuet in G when up popped this. Had never heard of Norman’s Rare Guitars. Got a spare half hour?

Daff’s father, Terry Daffey RIP

The Almanac community is saddened by the death of Terry Daffey (Paul Daffey’s father).

Tigers’ or Tigers Almanac: ambiguity and the apostrophe (RESOLVED)

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.