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2013 – A Season in Song – Round 6 – Two Bites at the Cherry

Swish Schwerdt’s Round 6 efforts go unrewarded, but he does rate a mention regardless.

2013 – A Season in Song – Round 4: Peaking Too Early

Swish Schwerdt had nothin’ by Round 4 but he dug deep and found somethin’.

2013 – A Season in Song – Round 3: Quantity and Quality

Swish Schwerdt continues the account of his season as a song-writer.

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Why I Hate Victorians

Peter Baulderstone takes aim at all things Victorian from his mineshaft in Western Australia. Is he serious? Is he right? He’s certainly hostile. (This 2018 effort has had revived interest among the non-Victorian audience. Can’t think why. PB in pre-flag warrior mode – Ed)

Almanac Footy Tipping in 2020

We have three tipping comps for the 2020 footy season: the standard AFL tipping comp where you pick the winner of each game, and the ever-intriguing, time-honoured AFL Tip the Top 8 competition and the AFLW tipping comp (which is underway of course, so entries are closed). Join now. All welcome. Spread the word.

Neil ‘The Bear’ Button – champion footballer, quality human being

Malcolm Ashwood continues his series of profiles on former Norwood greats. This time it’s Team of the Century member Neil ‘The Bear’ Button.

When the sun sets over Carlton: Moments in Melbourne

Mickey Randall’s Tales of the City. Tales of a winter Melbourne adventure of people, books, music, people, wine, footy, food and people.

#almanac280 writing competition ends – “Finals”

The #almanac280 winner is announced! Well, winners actually. Thanks for your fantastic response to the competition. Terrific reading all round.

The Old Footy Record: What do you know about this match?

This must have been some match! These images of an old footy record have prompted many questions about this game. If you can provide further information about the match to The Footy Almanac it will be greatly appreciated.

Knowing your drop kick from your screw punt: Wally Miller’s ‘Coaching the art of kicking’

South Australia’s quintessential 1963 kicking manual has been unearthed. What secrets does it hold?

Bob Hawke, Brutalism and Banana Bread: Melbourne Trip 2019

Almanac lunches, Barrie Cassidy, the MCG and a selection of notable pubs: Mickey Randall and company take in the full Melbourne cultural experience, with nods to the departed Bob Hawke, and philosophical consideration of the nature of banana bread.

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.

Register of photographic images of ABC Cricket Book scorecards (and covers).

We know there must be handwritten scorecards out there. Take a photo of a scorecard from your old ABC Cricket Book and send it to us.

Almanac Grand Final Lunch: Pics, brief report and thank yous.

The Footy Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch has become an institution. Great to see everyone – from around Australia and a few from overseas. Thanks to Lyn Campbell-Anderson for the wonderful photos.

Almanac Season Review: Adelaide – Premiership schmemiership

Dave Brown refuses to get sucked into defining 2016 success by premierships – just as well, really.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Finals Week 3: Open Up Those Kegs of Beer

Gordon Agars decided to follow the Adelaide Uni Blacks in 1986 thanks to his Sesquicentennial literary grant. It was Grand Final day for the A8 Glamour Side, the A9 Sty Council and the A3s. The Ones were in the Prelim. The long season is Bob Neily over.

Round 16 – Carlton v Adelaide: On Returning

The Philby is down from Sydney to watch his Navy Blues. A Fitzroy roof-top bar and city loop train were probably the highlights of this trip (along with SOSOS).

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 8: I’ve Been to Berri Too

Gordon Agars wanted to find out what made Chocka Bloch tick in the lead up to Round 8, 1986. Rulebook had other ideas. If you don’t fight, you lose, as SA found against WA.

Round 4 – Adelaide v Sydney: Brown-Betts-Bulldogs Bonanza

Swish and Mrs Swish had a big day of Adelaide footy last week, Centrals, the Crows and briefly, Salisbury v Eastern Park. Includes a long lost Willy sighting.