Life as I Know it: Get a copy for Mum (she’ll adore it)

Get your copy of Michelle Payne’s great story in time for Mothers’ Day.

Anzac Day at Fitzroy

John Harms spent Anzac Day at the Brunswick Street Oval. He tells a story of community and football.

Fitzroy Under 9-S v Brunswick: Roys strong in the Autumn sunshine

The Fitzroy Under 9-S team had a wonderful start to their season. Here’s how Yabby Symons and John Harms saw it.

Round 3 – North Melbourne v Melbourne: Seven-goal breeze at Blundstone Arena

Fair dinkum, it blew down there in Tassie last Sunday. But that didn’t stop the boys playing a cracking game of footy at Blundstone Arena.

The Blessing of the Season (March 17 – all welcome)

Come and be blessed by Percy Jones. This Paddy’s Day at the North Fitzroy Arms. Details here. Includes the launch of John Harms’s Play On.

Footy History: 25 years ago at Geelong

Remember how you felt when G. Ablett chucked it in? And then came back? Did you have a Pyramid account as well?

Quick hands at Uncle Stan’s in Grantham

My wonderful, wonderful uncle, Stan Schulz, died last week and is being buried today at Ropeley in the Lockyer Valley in Queensland. He was a great man – a truly great man. He and Aunty June survived the catastrophic Grantham flood in January 2011. I wrote this story about him.

It’s Hot

John Harms remembers hot days on the Darling Downs.

Almanac Mixed Martial Arts: Making sense of a disturbing weekend

John Harms describes the weight of a weekend when he is challenged to be honest about what goes on in the human heart. [Yes, it’s complex JTH – Ed]

Almanac Horseracing – W.S. Cox Plate: Remembering the day punters finally nailed The Beaver

The day we beat The Beaver and a sympahetic Maso was paid with a signed IOU.

Oakey Golf Club – a story of country golfing

Today, October 19, 2015 is the 40th anniversary of John Harms’s hole-in-one. We re-visit the story of the course where it happened, and of the event. [Forty years! Really – JTH]

Footy history: Hawthorn (and Footscray) – Bobbin’ up and down like this

John Harms stumbled across the old Hawthorn song (which will be of interest to Scrays fans as well).

Grand Final Entertainment

John Harms elaborates on his suggestion (on ABCTV’s Offsiders) to include Paul Kelly and Mick Thomas in the Grand Final pre-match – every year. [Who else would you include? Ed]

2015 Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch: Match Report

The story of The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch held at the Royal Melbourne Hotel in Bourke St last Friday. Cast your Brownlow votes.

Today’s Footy Almanac e-newsletter: I want my Johnno

JTH wants his Johnno.

Five minutes of Stevie J: the argument for a footy instinct

John Harms takes us back to five minutes of genius from Stevie J v the Bulldogs in 2012. Remember the moment? Is there a footy instinct?

Chappy: he’s so reliable

Chappy! He’s so reliable. [A piece first published for Chappy’s 200th – Ed]

Joel Selwood

P.J. Flynn, I’ll see your Stevie J and raise you 200-gamer Joel Selwood. How do we understand the skipper’s place in the remarkable cultural transformation at Geelong? [More Cats stuff! About time.]

Footy Loons

Michael Duffy’s piece from Loon Pond has a crack at those who see a little too much in footy (I think?) [Thanks to Ian Syson for finding it – JTH]

Craig Davis and David Bridie: an unlikely combination? Or not?

Steve Fahey’s piece on Craig Davis reminded me of the time Craig contacted me (in 2011) about David Bridie’s masterful song The Deserters, the film clip for which is also outstanding. Here’s that little article. [Do yourself a favour – JTH]