1969 SANFL Grand Final – Sturt v Glenelg: A Greenslide

Swish has uncovered a copy of the 1969 SANFL GF Souvenir Football Budget – while of course filled with the ins and outs of the big game (notably one Royce Hart), read on to discover mentions of PNG, Fruita, Four Corners after Rolf Harris and much much more…

Living On: A Tribute to Fitzy

Anna Pavlou remembers her dear friend Fitzy who was a stalwart of Power House FC.

SANFL Round 5 – Norwood stay on top of the tree

Rulebook’s take on the Redlegs’ hard-fought win over the Roosters to keep them on top of the ladder.

Almanac archives: Professor Rob Pascoe’s speech, ‘The Anzac legend and Australian football’, to the Almanackery at the All Nations Hotel in Richmond

Back in 2009, Professor Robert Pascoe addressed an Almanac crowd on differing views of the Anzac tradition, as seen through the contrasting attitudes of two VFL clubs of the time.

AFL 2019: What happens when you press Ctrl-Alt-Delete in the AFL?

An unpredictable season? Having trouble with your tipping? David Bruce suspects the AFL’s suite of rule changes has effectively hit Control-Alt-Delete on proceedings.

AFL Round 6 – Sal’s Preview: Time to stop wining!

Sal’s preview comes from Heathcote wine country this week, which has a significant impact on the flavour of his tips.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – AFL Rounds 5 and 6 wrap

Cam Hooke reviews the convincing win over Brisbane from a Collingwood perspective, then looks ahead to the big Anzac Day clash with the Bombers.

WAFL Round 3: Three unbeaten

After the third round, the WAFL’s ten-team ladder is beginning to separate more, with three familiar sides ahead at the final siren. Les Everett reports.

Round 5 – Richmond v Sydney: Go the Mighty Bloods – I love you, win or lose!

Jan Courtin is a magnificent supporter – so much Swans love in her heart as is evident in this report of their match against Richmond.

Kate Burke’s mighty roost, The Saints and all things Think Agri

Kate Burke is a great supporter of the Almanac. Her ag consultancy Think Agri is a sponsor. And she can roost a footy as this photo shows.

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. [Includes some observations from JTH. Add yours – Ed]

SANFL Round 4 – Norwood v Port Adelaide: Norwood Goes Bam Bam

Rulebook’s back, and he reviews Norwood’s great win in the SANFL Round 4 match against Port Adelaide,.

Local Footy: Adelaide Lutheran, premiers 1986.

This was first published a few years ago for the 25th anniversary of the 1986 Adelaide Lutheran premiership. Well, five years have rolled on. The 1986 players are getting together with the 1991 premiership players (how many played in both?) this Saturday. Here’s the story of the first quarter. [Forget Gordon Agars – Ed]

Balcony Banter Round 4 – Brisbane v Essendon: Bomber Blitz

Rod Oaten was happy to see his Bombers put in a dynamic first half against the Lions, then dig in to resist a comeback before unleashing the Anthony McDonald-Yipungwuti show.

The All-Rounder, the Import, and the Coach who stayed – KB Hill

KB Hill goes back a hundred years and more to bring us stories about the talented, the ‘colourful’ and the committed. The Wangaratta Football Club certainly went through some interesting times back then.

FEARLESS 2019 Round 4 – The times have changed…the Festival of footy Part One

Fearless looks at the game then (the 1990 Grand Final) and now (after four rounds in 2019) and concludes that it’s all about evolution. Have the likes of Alastair Clarkson and Brad Scott worked it out ahead of the rest?

Almanac Teams: Terry from the Footy Almanac

Terry’s the name. Not Ted. Nor is it Terrence – that’s better left for actors. Ted is a footy name with a fine tradition, and Glen! is the man to do it justice. Read his team of Teds, then offer your own suggestions.

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: Statute of Limitations

Roger Lowrey has been sitting on a secret for a while. [Very entertaining debut piece! Ed]

Almanac Theatre – “The Merger” by Damian Callinan: A Review

Mick Symons reviews the wonderful “The Merger” by Damian Callinan which is playing during this year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival. [Check out the link at the end of the review for a special ticket offer to see the show. Ed]

The State of the Game: Part 3

Why, oh, why did the spider swallow the fly? Dips wonders why, and I guess we all wonder why, but you can make up your own minds!