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.

Finals Week 2 – Sal’s Preview: When footy comes second

Sal Ciardulli previews Week 2 of the Finals series, and he has some tips for racing punters for Flemington on Saturday..

FEARLESS 2019 – Finals Week 1: Ten teams do the Mad Monday shuffle

Fearless presents his thoughts about the results of the Week 1 Finals matches.

This exquisite, unrepeatable moment

Mickey Randall took the boys to the footy and came home having experienced one of life’s beautiful moments.

Henry and the Jets: Déjà Jets

The Heathmont Jets’ Colts and Reserves grades played their Preliminary Finals last weekend. Henry Ballard has kept his promise to them to write their games up for the Almanac. Here’s his report.

In What Colours Do You See The World?

Deakin journalism student Shannon Cole and her family came to Australia from South Africa almost 20 years ago. Sooner or later they had to choose which footy teams to follow. Here’s how it worked out.

SANFL Grand Final 1977 – Centenary Premiership Port

Both Port Adelaide and Glenelg were sick of losing Grand Finals by the time 1977 came around. John Cahill started an enormous run of success at Alberton, with Big Nick the first rung on a very big ladder. Swish was there and he kept the Budget.

“These shall not be forgotten years”: Richmond: 1981 – 2016. 7. The Frawley Years

Sam Steele pays tribute to Danny Frawley’s time as Richmond coach.

The 2019 ‘Spud’ Frawley Cup – Semi Finals

Earl O’Neill, from his incomparable perspective, presents his thoughts surrounding Week 2 of the finals.

Almanac Book Review – ‘Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland’ by Joe Gorman.

In his new book release, Joe Gorman gives an interesting take on understanding the Queensland psyche through a study of rugby league. Our reviewer, Ian Hauser, thinks he may well have a point.

Danny Frawley: Tribute Blog for Saints champion

RIP Danny Frawley.

WAFL – Semi Finals: Lions looms large reports Les Everett

Les Everett wonders who can match it with Subiaco in the 2019 WAFL Finals series as he reports on last weekend’s finals matches.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: An unlikely chance to create something memorable

Collingwood had a great win over Geelong in Week1 of the Finals and have set themselves up for a real shot at the big one according to Sean Mortell.

The birth of Australian footy in Scotland, 16 years on

Did you know that Aussie Rules is played in Scotland? If not, Richard Prentice provides an interesting background to the development of the game there.

Almanac Local Footy – Community football: Nothing better

Anne Cahill Lambert fulfilled her duties as an aunt on a cold Canberra day, trekking down to Phillip Oval to watch her niece compete for an improbable Grand Final berth.

Martin Flanagan’s speech to the Grassroots Sports Club in Hobart, Spring 2019.

Martin Flanagan is one the country’s leading writers on Australian football. This is a timely speech about footy in Tassie which Martin gave in Hobart last weekend for the Grassroots Sports Club to raise money to buy sports equipment for disadvantaged kids.

Finals Week 1 – West Coast Eagles v Essendon: September Viewing.

Not a good night for the Bombers as they bow out of the Finals in Week 1 against a dominant West Coast Eagles reports Caspar McLeod.

Bruce Hatcher, Ross Oakley and Arthur Moynihan

Rugby League non-aficionado Roger Lowrey is full of pith as he buys into the expansion/merge/move debate going on within the NRL. He offers some astute advice based on AFL experiences.

Henry and the Jets: Overtime and out of time

After a four match winning streak just to get there, Henry Ballard’s Heathmont Jets played their elimination final last Sunday. Here’s how they went.

“Best Kick I Ever Saw…….” by KB Hill

What would the week be without a KB Hill tale of a local sporting identity from up Wangaratta way? Today his focus is on Ray Thompson, the man with ‘hands the size of meat plates’ who knocked back offers from no less than five Melbourne clubs. Classic KB!