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SA’s Lost Video Treasures – Vol 2: BetaMax

Swish has opened that other box of SA themed videos. Maybe he shouldn’t have. [But we’re glad he did – Ed].

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 6 – Essendon v Hawthorn: The Buddy show slams the hapless Bombers

Vin Maskell went to the MCG for some Saturday arvo footy. With the game teetering each way, it was Lance Franklin who put on a heroic performance to push his Hawks to victory.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Geelong v North Melbourne: Strife in the Cattery

‘The bookies had Geelong warm favourites to beat the Kangaroos. Interrogation of sections of the terrace, however, may have uncovered a tendency (at once self-loathing and self-protection) for hardened Cats fans to back their opponent.’ John Harms couldn’t help but feel that his Cats were already in strife so early in the season.

SA’s Lost Video Treasures

Swish’s recent clean up revealed a host of SA video history that was thought to have been forever lost or otherwise disposed of. Have you seen any of these before? [Swish really is the cultural historian SA deserves. This is brilliant – JTH]

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Hawthorn v Western Bulldogs: Promised little, delivered less

The Round 5 2007 match between Hawthorn and the Western Bulldogs didn’t live up to any expectations at all according to Mark Hawthorne. This is his report first published in The Footy Almanac 2007.

‘The man behind the story of the Saints’ 1970 glory……’ by KB Hill

KB Hill loves promoting anything positive about country sport, especially in Victoria’s north-east. Today he puts in a good word for David Johnston’s recently released book, ‘1970 – the Year of the Saints’.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 4 – Melbourne v Fremantle: First time live

Mark Branagan is a Swans supporter but his attendance at games is far more catholic. Twelve years after the Dockers entered the comp, he thought it might be just about time to have a look at them. He picked a good day.

A memory of Swansea Swans/Bulldogs: Gone, but not forgotten

Every country footy club is someone’s footy club. The recently out of commission Swansea is Allan Barden’s. A story at once unique yet wholy familiar from the East Coast of Tasmania. [Exceptional – Ed.]

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 1 – North Melbourne v Collingwood

Opening into the wind for the 2007 season, Chris Riordan reported on North v Collingwood.

Almanac Teams: For Your Eyes Only

With the latest James Bond film almost upon us, Smokie selects a team with a Bond-related theme.

Alex Georgiou – the Competitor

Alex Georgiou, former champion Norwood FC player is profiled by Malcolm Ashwood as he continues his series of stories about champion footballers.

Desert Island Books – The Footy Almanac reading List

Col has produced a reading list of the nominated books generated by the Almanac community as books for whiling away the time marooned on a desert island.

Footscray/Western Bulldogs Past Players from the VFL/AFL

The Footscray/Western Bulldogs Past Players held their 2019 AGM recently. Paul O’Connor sent this photo.

AFL Trade Radio Satire – Episode 1: Adrian Dodoro

Andrew Else thinks AFL Trade Radio could do with a bit more Clarke and Dawe. In his Episode 1, an imaginary Adrian Dodoro tussles with an imaginary Dwayne Russell.

Almanac Rugby League – 2019 NRL Preliminary Final: Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Now this is finals footy!

The Canberra Raiders and the South Sydney Rabbitohs played out an exciting, sometimes frantic Preliminary Final last night in front of a record Canberra crowd. Ian Hauser tells the tale.

Payneham Norwood Union grab the holy grail: by Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood

Payneham Norwood Union have taken out the SAAFL Division 1 Grand Final in a fluctuating contest with Prince Alfred OC. Rulebook Ashwood was on the scene to report.

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg

With Glenelg winning the 2019 SANFL Grand Final, we re-visit Swish Schwerdt’s look at players who had a stint at the Bays.

One of the biggest names in Australian football (along with several obscure ones) appears in this next instalment of Swish’s list of Glenelg interstate interlopers during the SANFL’s black and golden years.

Martin Flanagan’s speech to the Grassroots Sports Club in Hobart, Spring 2019.

Martin Flanagan is one the country’s leading writers on Australian football. This is a timely speech about footy in Tassie which Martin gave in Hobart last weekend for the Grassroots Sports Club to raise money to buy sports equipment for disadvantaged kids.

Almanac Music: Twenty years old is “What rhymes with cars and girls”

Twenty years ago, another time and places, friends and acquaintances, some loved. ER bears his soul of times gone by as he relives “What Rhymes With Cars & Girls” by Tim Rogers and the Twin Set by replaying his story with his distinctive voice telling what those songs meant to him.

Moon Landing – A Football(in)g Space

Glen! takes us to the moon and back as he contemplates 50 years since the first Moon landing. For old times’ sake, he also reminds us of what was happening in the VFL that week. (Ah, memories… – Ed.!)