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Almanac Local Footy: Sir Doug Nicholls Round at the Fitzroy Football Club

Rod Oaten shares his account of being invited by none other than John Harms, to attend the special Sir Doug Nicholls Round at the famous Brunswick St. Oval as the Roy Boys took on De La Salle.

Almanac Cricket: Old Mate Roy, No matter what

IT wasn’t all smooth sailing for a cricketer who had no shortage of friends, writes RON REED in his tribute to Andrew Symonds.

Almanac (Footy) History: The 25th anniversary of the Roys’ sunset in the west

Yesterday (Sep 1) was the 25th anniversary of Fitzroy’s last game in the VFL/AFL. This extract from William Westerman’s book Merger looks back on the curtain call of an event that some consider one of the most significant in the history of the VFL/AFL: Fitzroy’s clash with Fremantle and the end of their time in the League.

Almanac Footy: Podcast Review – Hay 1992: Triple Treat by Rod Gillett

Rod Gillett reviews country football broadcaster Robbie Mackinlay’s latest podcast, ‘Hay 1992 – Triple Treat’ recalling how the Hay FC set up their premiership win in 1992.

Almanac Books: The Fateful Season – Remembering the Fitzroy Lions and the Tragedy of 1996

William Westerman explains his motives for writing his book about the Fitzroy FC: ‘Merger: The Fitzroy Lions and the Tragedy of 1996’. Details for purchasing the book are provided.

Almanac Footy Life: Brad Boyd – Time to sing the praises of an unsung Fitzroy hero

Gabrielle Murphy is a big fan of Brad Boyd, who is sometimes forgotten. She states the case for greater recognition and acknowledgement of the deeds and leadership displayed by Brad Boyd, Fitzroy FC’s captain, during their final two tumultuous years in the AFL.

Round 17 – Sydney v Brisbane: Dr Terence Elliot and a Fitzroy Lost Boy in the shadow of the Tigers

Torrid conditions in FNQ saw the Lions best a spirited Swans outfit and lock in a top 2 finish, though Shane Reid has been wondering (tongue in cheek) if it’s all just palaver leading up to an inevitable crushing by Richmond?

1966 and all that: Round 17 – Fitzroy v St. Kilda

St Kilda crushes Fitzroy in the last VFL match at the Brunswick St Oval, Saints’ Allan Davis debuts with 4 goals, ‘Big Carl’ is reported and eventually suspended for 6 matches missing the 1966 finals series. Peter Clark continues his weekly review of St Kilda’s premiership year.

1966 and all that: Round 6 – St Kilda v Fitzroy

The Saints remain undefeated after their big win against Fitzroy in their VFL 1966 Round 6 clash. Peter Clark continues his weekly review of St Kilda’s 1966 premiership year.

Almanac Lunches: Canberra, Lenny Hayes, Britt Tully, QTRBCK, the National Press Club and Manuka Oval

The Footy Almanac Canberra Lunch, hosted by QTRBCK, will be held at the National Press Club on 3 April (before the GWS v Western Bulldogs game). All welcome.

Santa’s not so little helper, Superman and Friends and a Fitzroy win for the ages

The delicate question of how Santa manages to deliver all the toys to every child on Christmas Eve is one Shane Reid recently had to contend with. When asked by his daughter it provoked past memories for Shane at the same age.

Round 15 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Outclassed, outfought, destroyed

‘…the Pies learnt the hard way that a team relying on solo brilliance rather than a gritty indestructible system would never pull away as victors.’ Sean Mortell exposes the deficiency in Collingwood’s recent approach to explain North’s big and unexpected win on Saturday. It needs to be fixed before September.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Bryan Quirk: Friday 21st June @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Another ripper lunch coming up! Bryan Quirk, former Carlton star, will be the guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch, Friday 21st June @ 1:05pm, at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, North Fitzroy.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Syd Jackson: Friday 31st May @ 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

Former Carlton great, Syd Jackson will be the guest speaker at the next Odd Friday Lunch, this Friday 31st May @ 1:05pm at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel.

The Odd Friday Lunch – Ricky Nixon: Friday 5th April, North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

This Odd Friday Lunch features guest speaker Ricky Nixon on Friday 5 April at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel. Ricky will discuss his career as an AFL footballer, sports management guru, and the controversies surrounding his various careers.

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 1)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. In this first installment, he looks at the stellar careers of Brett and Paul James.

VAFA Premier C – Williamstown CYMS v Fitzroy: Smokie’s preview of the big match

Boorish spectators and the wind across the Fearon can at times get to Smokie but like his beloved Willy boys, he soldiers on. Here are his thoughts for this week.

The Odd Friday Lunch: Terry Daniher Friday, 13th July 1.05pm, North Fitzroy Arms

TD at Perc’s for lunch. Essendon great, Terry Daniher will be guest speaker at The Odd Friday Lunch, today Friday, 13th July at the North Fitzroy Arms.

WAFL – Round 19: Royals keep hopes alive as Lions lead the way

Another big round in the WAFL. Les Everett keeps us up to date.

SANFL Round 15 – Woodville West Torrens v Norwood: Norwood Dominate and destroy the Eagles

The Redlegs comfortably knock off the ladder leaders and Rulebook no longer has any doubts about the direction Norwood is headed.