Best pubs of all time?

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A tribute to Les Carlyon

John Harms knew Les Carlyon by his words. He pays tribute to the classic Australian story-teller.

Almanac Horseracing: Our Andy’s Paisley Park wins the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

Almanac form analyst and red wine connoisseur Andy Gemmell’s horse Paisley Park has won the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Go you good thing! [Watch the race and also read the profile – Ed]

Almanac events in Perth – March 27 and 28

Two Almanac events will occur in Perth in March. Look out for further details as they come.

Almanac Cricket (Terminology): What is the correct name for the box/protector/cup?

The humble box has come under scrutiny in the last 24 hours – since Mickey Randall purchased a new one for a forthcoming return to cricket. What are the different terms used for a ‘box’? And, ni this piece, John Harms has included videos of the most famous cricket box incident in history – featuring David Bumble Lloyd.

Almanac Saturday Life: Ted’s big day

Ted Bradley is jet-setting and in sparkling touch again.

Sarah’s Big Swim – Part 1: This is Sarah

Sarah’s Big Swim is one of THE sporting events of 2019. John Harms explains. [That would be Sarah Wapling – Ed]

AFLW starts tomorrow (Feb 2) – time to set your season up

Footy’s back tomorrow (Saturday) with the opening round of the AFLW2019 season. Time to set up your season. Join our tipping comp. Take note of the Round 1 fixture. Read Yvette’s thoughts on the return of footy. Become an Almanac member. It’s all here in the one post.

Odd Friday Lunch (Feb 1): Denis Pagan

After a summer break, the Odd Friday Lunch is back, with Denis Pagan as the first guest of 2019. He’s always got something to say.

Henry Lawson Poetry: ‘The Song of the Darling River’

I found this Henry Lawson poem about the Darling River. Australia has always suffered droughts, and periods of poor rainfall. Much of the 1890s was dry, and the worst of it became known as the Federation Drought.

Almanac Weather: Please explain

John Harms is fascinated by weather. He’s watched closely for over half a century. He’s puzzled.

Almanac Summer: Simple Lethargic Motion

John Harms writes of summer heat, Greek cafes and Physics.

Party! Dec 12. The Eagles Almanac Melbourne Launch

Our end of year function – the launch of The Eagles Almanac 2018 and Almanac Christmas Drinks all rolled into one night – will be held on Dec 12 at the North Fitzroy Arms. All welcome. Details in this post. [Free event of course – drinks at pub prices. Comp pub nibblies.]

The Case of False Identity on a Scanlen’s Footy Card

Who is this? Please help. Someone must know him. It may well be Rod Stokes. Can we find Rod Stokes?

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunches – Nov 23: Greg Miles

All welcome at lunch to hear from legendary race caller Greg Miles as he talks about his life in racing. Copies of his book available.

Melbourne Seminar (with Magnet Galleries and Manning Clark House): After Turnbull – Whither the ABC?

Magnet Galleries and Manning Clark House host this Melbourne seminar (Wed 21 Nov) where Fatima Measham, Gideon Haigh and Jeff Sparrow discuss all things ABC. Very timely. John Harms is the MC. All welcome.

Almanac 2018 Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch Selections: Another losing year.

Unfortunately we missed out again. Close with the trifecta. Miles off with the first 4.

Almanac Golf: We can win this

The first golf team – P. Flynn, Medium Dazza Smith, Jake Norton (of the Wandering Eye) and JTH – to represent The Footy Almanac ventured to Barwon Heads. Here’s what happened. [First published 2012]

Par (in AFL Footy)

West Coast Dave used an interesting expression in one of his pieces for The Eagles Almanac. He suggested one of the teams was ‘about par’. See what he means here.

Almanac Art: Introducing Darren ‘DJ’ Williams

These days DJ Williams has taken the leap of faith to try his hand at being a full time artist and writer. He has a special interest in footy history. Here’s some of his recent work.