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The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Sydney v Melbourne: The Ron Barassi Cup

Rod Gillett reports on Sydney’s easy win against Melbourne in their 2007, Round 5 clash for the Ron Barassi Cup. This report was first published in The Footy Almanac 2007.

Riverina Wool Team Inspires Selection of NSW Greatest Team

Rod Gillett has been involved in the selection of the NSW Greatest Team of All Time. It was announced today (May 9, 2019) in Sydney. Take a look!

Almanac Book Review: Behind the Goals: The history of the Victorian Country Football League by Paul Daffey

Rod Gillett has reviewed the latest book by The Footy Almanac co-founder Paul Daffey. Behind the Goals: The history of the Victorian Country Football League is out now.

Southern NSW Stars

The Barassi line starts at the Murrumbidgee River, not the Murray explains Rod Gillett. A very impressive crop of current AFL players hail from the Southern part of New South Wales.

Robertson Oval – where Terry Daniher was king

The AFL grounds onslaught into NSW continues with the unveiling of a revamped Robertson Oval in Wagga on March 2 when the Giants play the Brisbane Lions in a NAB Cup game under lights. Rod Gillett says the oval has a rich history.

Almanac Football: Carey-Bunton Medal for best NSW player during the AFL season

The NSW AFL History Society awards the Carey-Button Medal to the winner of the best NSW player in the AFL based upon the weekly AFLCA votes. This follows on from last year’s announcement of the Greatest NSW Team of all time. Thanks to Richard Colless for sending this in to us.

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.

The Almanackers: G is for Gedling

G is for the prolific Dennis Gedling and other enthusiasts.

Greatest footballers to be associated with the wool industry (where was this all up to, March 2015?)

During last year we featured a series on old woollen footy jumpers and called for nominations for the very best team of footballers to have had an association with wool. We’re about to refine the process. We need more noms right now. And to help make sure we get all the best names I am heading to the Wool BBQ at Burra next Monday night. Details are in this article.

Balls to ANU

Tony Robb’s CCAE Wombats recently got on it to celebate the thirtieth anniversary of their 1984 flag. Here’s what happened.

What’s in this year’s Footy Almanac

John Harms gives an overview of the forewords and Grand Final pieces which feature in The Footy Almanac 2012. And then there’s 200 match reports.

Painting the globe orange

I am just back from Canberra. I enjoyed the Greater Western Sydney’s first match up there on the weekend, and I reckon there were plenty who did as well. It started with a longish lunch – on the Friday, and finished with the final siren as the shadows fell on Manuka and the Canberra chill [Read more]

50 years on – Square and Rochy resume the rivalry

  by Rod Gillett Last year the Golden Square Football Club went through the Bendigo Football League unbeaten to win the premiership. It matched the feat of the Rochester “Invincibles” who were premiers and champions in the same league in 1962. Rochy beat Golden Square in the grand final that year. Both clubs are understandably [Read more]

How the West is being won

  by Rod Gillett AFL football will be played at four different venues in Sydney this season. Three of those are in western Sydney. Only one is in the city, the traditional home of the game, the Sydney Cricket Ground. Footy has been played at the SCG since the 1880s and hosted VFL matches as [Read more]

The local footy book

Hi all,   Yes! The local footy book lives!   Malarkey Publications, publisher of The Footy Almanac, should soon be in a position to revive the local footy book of essays that went into abeyance last year.   We have a dozen completed pieces and several others in the editing stage (see list below) but [Read more]

The birth of the UWS Giants

  by Rod Gillett When Sydney University play the UWS Giants in the eastern conference of the North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) this season it won’t actually pit two uni teams against each other. The UWS Giants are not necessarily representing the University of Western Sydney, they’re just playing under their name. That’s because [Read more]

GigStuff 55

  by Andrew Gigacz THERE’S TONS TO TALK ABOUT Over the past few days I haven’t been able to get the Crowded House song, Four Seasons in One Day, out of my head. But as I’ve been singing it, in my mind and occassionally (to the great annoyance of my sons) out loud, the first [Read more]

Book Line-Up

2011   Round 24   Carlton v St. Kilda                               Joseph Walker Port Adelaide v Melbourne                 Julian Morison Western Bulldogs v Fremantle           Tom Riordan Sydney v Brisbane                             Chris Bracher West Coast Eagles v Adelaide           Callum O’Connor Collingwood v Geelong                       Ben Jensen Richmond v North Melbourne            Paul [Read more]

Footy hasn’t finished for the Year. It’s just starting up … in the Middle East!

By Russell Yule Sure, most of the football community is depressed with the thought of facing the next four months with Collingwood as Premiers. Well here is an opportunity to move on. Get on board the AFL-Middle East bandwagon. Be amongst those up the front driving it, rather than on the wagon part! Your humble [Read more]