Happy Christmas from footyalmanac.com.au

Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year, unless, of course, you are a Collingwood supporter.

Just a few things for your diary:

Lunches will continue throughout 2011.

– last Friday of each month in Melbourne

– stay tuned for functions (including book launches) in other states

The Almanac Open – coming to a golf course near you

The Almanac XI selection trials not far away

Almanac Racing follow the progress of our new nags

Almanac Footy Trips jump on the bus to the far-flung places of Australia

Almanac Book Club coming to a venue near you

And look out for announcements of our new columns.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and footyalmanac.com.au. He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. JTH,

    as the prostitute said to the Vicar; “it’s a business doing pleasure with you”.

    Go Cats. Luv yous all (yes, even the Pies fans. You’re like the dole: where would we be without you?)


  2. Merry Christmas Knackers.

    Look forward to you all coming out on a bus to Waaia for a footy match next year!

  3. unless, of course, you are a Collingwood supporter???

    :P yeah I LOVE YOU TOO JTH!!! <3

    currently wearing early chrissy present- new footy jumper yay me! :)

  4. Steve Healy says

    Apart from one of the Josh Barnstable’s and Almanac Admin (who isn’t a person) MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone in our beloved list over there > from Anthea Abell to Russell Yule (Both whom I have never heard of/talked to)

  5. John Butler says

    Steve, Josh has written so many articles we had to list him twice (his manager insisted).

    And Almanac Admin is very hurt by your insinuation. :)

    A Merry Christmas to all.

  6. I’m quite willing to accept that Christmas wish twice Steve.

    Hope you all find a North Melbourne membership under the tree tomorrow morning!

  7. Im pretty sure theres a Jack Anthony shaped present under my tree!
    i LOVE Santa!! :)

  8. OMG i jst got yelled at by some dude driving past!
    Abused from a window shouter!
    Can’t a girl wear her footy jumper in peace!!!!
    Problem is i have no idea what he yelled.
    Its between
    “GO PIES”
    or most likely a very cheerful “get stuffed!!??” christmas spirit is all over that guy lol :s

  9. Lie on your side Danni. The stripes will look much more attractive, especially if the black bits fade to blue in the good Aussie summer sunshine. They will be just right for the cat attack starting in late March next.

    Waddaya mean ‘Almanac Admin’ isn’t a real person Steve. Next thing you’ll be saying Santa isn’t real.

  10. There are wealthy and successful businessmen, blokes doing long stretches, tattoo parlour owners and a legion of toothless die hard Pies fans who will all share the same christmas prayer. “Please God…. dear sweet all knowing God….gentle and meek Jesus PLEASE … please get John Harms to again predict that Collingwood are gone on the Offsiders just like he did last year. Please Lord get him to do it again”

  11. God Jul och Gott Nytt År att alla Knackers!

    If I ever finish unpacking I’ll send through some updates on Swedish football, ice hockey, handball, curling etc. as well as taking you through the ins and outs of the dagens lunch menu. But don’t ask me to explain why, at 3pm every julafton (christmas eve), the whole countey stops to watch Donald Duck.


    Haiku bob.

  12. Go Dogs, see you all in May, Merry Christmas.

  13. #4 Hi Steve.

    Well that’s messed that, hasn’t it!

  14. And best wishes all over! (Better late than never…)_

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