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Tom Wills Bibliography

Johnhenry Holmes has taken an interest in Tom Wills for many years. During this time he has compiled a bibliography of items relating to Tom Wills. Paddy Grindlay – who has been our W.K. Trewick Scholar (thanks in part to Chris Bracher’s generous donation) spent a recent week compiling it in this post. (Thanks Paddy). We hope to have another Tom Wills Dinner in the lead up to the forthcoming Ashes series.

Derby book launch photo gallery

A great gallery of photos from the Derby book launch in WA. Dennis Cometti and all.

WAFL Round 7: Barricades and brick walls by Les Everett

Les Everett brings us the latest from round 7 of the WAFL.

Book Launch: Derby

A new book that captures the spirit of the West Australian Derby is having a launch hosted by Dennis Cometti.

News from the Football Research Collective

The Football Research Collective deals in matters to do with scholarly, humanities-based, football research. Here is their latest irregular correspondence via Rob Hess.

End of financial year book sale including the daily double

Buy one of the books on offer and get a copy of The Footy Almanac for free.

Or for a short time you can get three Footy Almanacs (any editions) for $40.

AFL Rule 35 – The Biggest Game in Town: An analysis of the AFL’s vilification policy

The Biggest Game in Town: An analysis of the AFL’s vilification policy, aside from being beautifully written, is a work of serious research and importance. I encourage you to read this extract and purchase a copy.

Almanac Book Recommendation – The Biggest Game in Town: An analysis of the AFL’s vilification policy

Last week saw the launch of an important book; a book of research into individual and cultural understandings and behaviours around vilification. Copies are NOW available.

Tom Wills Country or how the legend has taken over

With the ongoing discussion/debate on Tom Wills and the footy origins, Roy Hay has presented an important survey into the practice of history and the methods of historians. [A worthy read – Ed]

Almanac WA shindig by Frankie (the first chosen in the AFL Canine Draft)

The Almanac’s first AFL-star / canine correspondent reports in on the WA 2015 Footy Almanac gathering. Does Peter_B taste like chicken or eagle?

Round 23 – West Coast Eagles v St Kilda: The Eagles fly off with the Saints in their talons

Yvette Wroby’s season-long journey following St Kilda winds up in Perth, where she discovers passionate Sainters are everywhere.

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.

School Visits

Almanac School Visits   If you would like more information about having one of the Almanackers visit your school, please contact coordinator Ned Wilson.   John Harms (writer/sports historian/broadcaster) – Vic/SA/Qld/national Sean Gorman (writer/Indigenous Studies academic)  –  WA/national Anson Cameron (writer) – Vic Tony Wilson (writer – kids’ books, novels, non-fiction, features) – Vic Phil [Read more]

The Knacker Flag 2014

Peter Baulderstone surveys the 2014 Knacker writing season. What team of writers came out on top for the (time honoured) Knacker Premiership flag? What does our writing say about our club? And how does our team shape our writing?

Perth Knackers – Beer, Barbie and Books – 10 December

Peter Baulderstone invites all Perth Knackers (authors; website writers; readers and hangers-on) for beer; barbie and buying LOTS of Almanac 2015 books on Wednesday 10 December. Xmas Truce – Hostilities Suspended. DKerr sends his apologies this year.

Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day Special.

All titles 20% off until September 7.


The Footy Almanac Podcast – Episode Ten

Episode 10 of the Footy Almanac Podcast – the ‘Jeggins and Bubbling’ episode is here! Rick Kane and Sean Gorman are this week’s very special guests on the Almanac couch as your hosts Matty Q and The People’s Elbow host proceedings. Sean talks about his days as a shearer before finding his way into academia [Read more]


The Goodfellas World Game Podcast – February 14 Welcome to another Goodfellas Footy Almanac World Game podcast. Stone Cold and Dr Cruel are joined for breakfast this weekend by Rowdy and BT (not that BT). Recorded at Bay 101 Cafè in Port Melbourne, the Goodfellas bring the lerve to the table on St Valentines Day [Read more]

The Footy Almanac 2013: great for kids who love footy, and the rest of the known universe

Have you got a young boy, or girl, or know a Hawthorn supporter who is struggling with their reading. The Footy Almanac is perfect to get them on track.

A look at what’s in The Footy Almanac 2013

The Footy Almanac 2013 is out now.

The Forewords and Grand Final essays always generate comment. Here’s a list of the writers and their topics.