Importance of open communication

Yoshi discusses the value of open and frank communication.

Almanac Teams: Why have we killed the Bills?

Phil Dimitriadis wonders what happened to all the Bills? Do you have the answer? And do you reckon he’s missed anyone?

So what’s in The Eagles Almanac 2018?

So what is in The Eagles Almanac 2018?

Almanac Football – A history of the Keilor Football Club

The Keilor Football Club was formed at a meeting at the Waggoner’s Arms Hotel in May 1877. Darren Williams presents a history of the club supported with some original art work of champions of the club. [This story has been reposted because of a coding issue in the initial post. Ed]

‘The Big-Man Who Made A Difference…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill returns in the New Year with his homage to John Waldron, a big man from the 50s and 60s, who became a legend in Victorian country footy.

Almanac Teams: Where have all the Garys gone?

Gary Ablett Jnr and Gary Rohan may be the last Garys to play Australian Rules footy at the highest level. The name is on the verge of extinction and that is a shame reports Phil Dimitriadis. Phil has come with a team of Garys to acknowledge all the Garys that have played our great game. [This is such a good article we’ve published it twice – and we’ll keep both on the home page as we have comments on both – JTH]

Almanac Teams: A Team of Garys

What has happened to all the Garys? Phil Dimitriadis remembers some of the finest.

Vale, my first true love…

The first flush of young love consumes you, body and soul writes Earl O’Neill. Movingly, he reflects on the life of that young love Wendy who recently lost her battle with cancer.

Simon Phillips – Flipper, you’re a ripper!

Rulebook bids a fond farewell (as a Norwood footballer) to one of the most exciting players to pull on the red socks in the club’s recent history

A team that flew the coop, soaring high in the sky

Glen has called upon our fair feathered friends to come up with a footy team of an avian theme. Have any flown the coop and missed the team?

Harry Simington: Roaring Lion to kick goals and Rising Sun to be drafted

During an Osaka Dingoes training session, Yoshi met and interviewed Harry Simington, then Gold Coast Suns Academy player, who dreams of being recruited by an AFL club.

Celebrating a feast of Saint Davids

As a thankyou gesture, Gigs names a Saints team of Davids in honour of Almanacker David Downer.

Almanac Football – Most Improved and Most Dedicated for the Osaka Dingoes

The AFL’s keenest Japanese fan, Yoshi, tells us about his first year with the code – and how he came up trumps at the Osaka Dingoes’ end of season awards. Well done, Yoshi, and congratulations from all at The Almanac.

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: The day I met Captain Blood

Murray Walding comes from a Richmond family. This is his story of meeting Jack Dyer. [Brilliant atmospheric description – Ed]

VAFA Media Awards “Best Online Feature Story” 2018 – Williamstown CYMS AFC: Into The Ammos!

Great news. Smokie Dawson has won the 2018 VAFA media award for “Best online feature story.” We first published it here in May. The story of Williamstown CYMS AFC; a history of the club’s inception into the VAFA. Here it is.

‘…..SPUD……….’ – KB Hill

There’s no stopping KB Hill. This time he profiles a real character from Wangaratta – Renato Leonardo Patat, better known as ‘Spud’. Comparisons with Nino Culotta aren’t far off the mark!

Almanac Footy- A Team Of Hyphens

Glen wondered how many hyphenated players have played AFL/VFL? However he thought he’d compile a list of those players he’s cognisant of.

Almanac Books – ‘Australian Football: The People’s Game 1958-2058’ by Stephen Alomes

The Almanac is happy to promote Stephen Alomes’ recent publication, ‘Australian Football: The People’s Game 1958-2058’. Stephen’s academic background blends with a conversationalist style to offer something for everyone with a love of the game.

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 Footy History: Keogh and Lenaghan – two Bendigo FNL champions

Trevor Keogh and Frank Lenaghan were two champion players of their eras, both having important connections to Sandhurst and were inducted into the BFL Hall of Fame in 1996. Richard Jones tells their stories.

Almanac Footy History: Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser, an ornament to the game

In another of his profiles of great Redegs, Rulebook tells the story of Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser, Norwood and SANFL legend.