To the Port Adelaide list management team

Dave Boon couldn’t be happier with the AFL Trade Week for his Port Adelaide. The inclusions of Steven Motlop, Jack Watts and Tom Rockcliff will bolster the Power significantly according to Dave.

Almanac Teams: Best Australian Nickname XI (ODI)

Here is an Australian XI made up of nicknames (the nicknames cannot include any element of the player’s name).

‘The Horseman……..’ by KB Hill

Peter McIntyre played in the Adelaide Crows’ very first match back in 1991. Footy and life have taken him in various directions ever since. KB Hill tells the tale of Peter’s perambulations.

AFL Japan GO League – Osaka Dingoes vs R246 Lions: Great Last Quarter for the Home Side

The 2020 footy season is underway in Japan. Yoshi reports on a see-sawing clash between Osaka Dingoes and R246 Lions from Tokyo.

Balcony Banter – John Cain: A man for all women

Anne Cahill Lambert pays tribute to former Premier John Cain acknowledging his role in providing the opportunity for women to become members of the Melbourne Cricket Club.

Almanac Nostalgia – The Copper

An image of an old copper provokes childhood memories for Col.

Neil ‘The Bear’ Button – champion footballer, quality human being

Malcolm Ashwood continues his series of profiles on former Norwood greats. This time it’s Team of the Century member Neil ‘The Bear’ Button.

1968 SANFL Grand Final – Sturt v Port Adelaide: Triple Threats

Swish has a rummage through the 1968 Grand Final Budget, which included team photos from all ten clubs, a bonus Barrie and lots of late 60s advertising.

‘Farewell to a Pair of Star Defenders…..’ by KB Hill

In another of his great stories about local sports identities, KB Hill traces the careers of Bernie Killeen and Bob Atkinson, both of whom sadly passed away in recent weeks.

Alex Georgiou – the Competitor

Alex Georgiou, former champion Norwood FC player is profiled by Malcolm Ashwood as he continues his series of stories about champion footballers.

Vale Rodney Seekamp

Malcolm Ashwood remembers Rod Seekamp in his tribute to the former Norwood Football Club stalwart who recently passed away.

So close to the Holy Grail: A personal reflection on Fitzroy Football Club’s 1983 season

Philip Mendes was in his second year at uni in 1983, the year Fitzroy made a genuine play for the flag. Here he recounts the season, game by game, quoting the analysis of the experts of the day, and giving his own commentary. [Fantastic memories – JTH]

Santa’s not so little helper, Superman and Friends and a Fitzroy win for the ages

The delicate question of how Santa manages to deliver all the toys to every child on Christmas Eve is one Shane Reid recently had to contend with. When asked by his daughter it provoked past memories for Shane at the same age.

The Tigers Almanac 2019 Launch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Some fabulous photos of Almanackers at the launch of The Tigers Almanac 2019.

Eulogy – My Grandfather

Anna Pavlou has written a wonderful and loving tribute to her grandfather, a man who showed by example how to live a full and meaningful life. [We’re thinking of your family Anna, Nick and Dermie (James), at this time. James tells me your Papou (his Uncle Europe) was remembered in fine fashion at yesterday’s funeral and wake. JTH]

Levi’s Duds – Years.

Swish has a quick yarn about jeans.

“Mark O’Connor! Number fotty tooh!”

Roger Lowrey meets a Geelong fan in, of all places, Dingle in Ireland and is also surprised to learn something about Irish recruit Mark O’Connor. [Love the connectedness Roger – Ed]

Does anyone remember Venice?

Paul Spinks has vague memories of an epic Venetian footy match amidst his first trip beyond our shores – did it ever really happen? Does the clash continue to this day? [Folklore worthy of Livy, Marco Polo and Casanova – Ed.]

From your new Almanac correspondent above the Arctic Circle ….an Introduction

Welcome to our new Footy Almanac correspondent Richard Marlow reporting all the way from the frozen north of the Arctic Circle. Check out Richard’s background and how he came to be in the Arctic. [Welcome to the team Richard!]

‘Enigmatic Carey, a star of the Depression era…’ by KB Hill

Bert Carey was a mercurial sportsman from up Wangaratta way in the Depression era, performing extraordinary feats on the footy and cricket fields. KB Hill tells the tale.

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

Rulebook told the story of Norwood and SANFL legend, Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser last year – Glen is sadly no longer with us, but his deeds will live on long into the future of SA footy. Vale Black Duck.