Almanac (Local) Footy: Ainslie Women’s Division 2 – Round 5

Another tough match for the Ainslie Tricolours as they go down to the Riverina Lions as reported by Declan Kerlett in prose, verse and image.

Almanac Memoir and Music: Slade Forever!

Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhh, Slaaaaaaaaaaaade! In this Friday’s column, KD celebrates UK rockers Slade, a favourite band of his early teen years.

Almanac Books: Introducing Gravel & Mud – An Anthology of Football in the Mountains of Western Tasmania

Tony Newport, John Carswell and Chris Carswell have compiled a classic anthology of footy stories from the west coast of Tasmania. Here’s some info about the book. Look out for some stories from the book to be published here in the coming days. [A ripper – JTH]

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Review: Consolation for Queensland but challenges ahead

Almanac editor Sean Mortell, holidaying in Far North Queensland, offers his thoughts on Origin III and the 2021 series as a whole.

Almanac Footy (heartbreak): She was teasing me all along

Earlier this week, Chris Bracher poured his heart out over his beloved South Melbourne. Now he’s lost her again to the uncertainties of the far north. Oh, the pain!

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Review: Face saved but series lost

State of Origin author Liam Hauser reviews last night’s final game in 2021 and offers his thoughts on the overall flow of the series.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Gideon Haigh (July 23) [at this stage still going ahead]

Almanac/Odd Friday lunches are back on the menu in 2021 after a brief pause – next up on July 23 acclaimed author and South Yarra CC strokemaker Gideon Haigh will be talking about his latest book on the intriguing mid-20th century figure that is ‘Doc’ Evatt. [Going ahead until further notice – Ed]

Almanac Rugby League: Newtown RLFC ‘characters’

Newtown RLFC, the Jets, have a long and proud history. Here is a collection of photos of some of the characters who pulled on the famous blue jersey over the years.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 17 Review and Round 18 Preview

Cam Hooke’s confidence in Collingwood paid off last week. He’s doubling down for this week’s clash against Carlton, as he reviews Round 17 with a hopeful eye to the MCG. (Let’s hope we get there – Eds).

Almanac Rugby League – NRL Round 18: Welcome to Queensland!

The NRL has moved to Queensland for a month or so. What uncertainties might that unleash? Ian Hauser tries to find his way through the revamped schedule to find the winners in Round 18.

‘The ten centimetres that changed Baden Cooke’s life……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill profiles ‘one of Benalla’s finest sporting products’, Baden Cooke who rode in the international peloton for well over a decade.

Almanac Sport: All in a day – calypso cricket, Les Bleus rugby and Dream Team hoops

Wayne Ball watches on as Australia resumes rivalries with international sporting opponents in cricket, rugby and basketball. He realises just how diminished the powerhouses of his youth are in 2021.

Almanac Music: Stereo Stories LIVE @memomusichall!

Stereo Stories, a partner project of the The Footy Almanac since 2014, will be performing at The Memo Music Hall in November. Get on down!

Almanac Rugby Union – Australia v France Second Test: AAMI Park, Australia’s graveyard

Brian the Ruminator summarises Australia’s defeat by Les Blues at AAMI Park, as the Wallabies continue to struggle at the venue.

Almanac Footy History: The Lexton Football League and Lexton Football Club – Part 4

In Part 4, the final part of Roger Spaull’s account of the history of the Lexton Football League and the Lexton Football Club, he highlights some of the great footballers who played at the various clubs in the Lexton Football League.

Round 18 – AFL Footy Fixture 2021: Who, where, and when?

The AFL Footy Fixture 2021 for Round 18 is available to check out who, where, and when your favourite team is playing.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 4, 1953: Geelong v Essendon – cool Cats curtail Coleman

Geelong’s miserly defence held John Coleman to just four goals in its victory over Essendon in Round Four, 1953. Peter Clark continues his ongoing series on the Cats’ dominant run.

WAFL: Round 14 – Thrillers, a comeback, a premiership and a gap

West Australian correspondent Les Everett updates all the WAFL Round 14 results and reviews.

Round 17 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: South Melbourne! South Melbourne!

Jan Courtin is a very happy Swan after Sydney’s fantastic win wearing the old South Melbourne colours against ladder leader the Western Bulldogs in Round 17.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin Game III Preview: Total dominance or some pride restored?

Ian Hauser fears that it will be more doom, gloom and misery for the Maroons in tomorrow night’s State of Origin Game III.