Round 16 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Worried about next weekend

Yoshi is frustrated with St Kilda’s recent efforts, and he’s not looking forward to playing the Cats.

Pub Review Tour: Tuesday in Fitzroy

Mickey Randall is in Melbourne, and he’s wasting no time in checking out the inner city pub scene.

Almanac Life – #hourlydaily scenes of life: 3-9 July 2019

ER is intrigued by the snatches of conversation often heard during daily meanderings. He has posted a selection of these accounts from the past seven days. [Record what you have heard in the comments section- Ed]

Round 16 – Inside Game Day with Jason Castagna

Richmond player Jason Castagna, takes Ben Fenton-Smith behind the scenes on game day of their Round 16 match against the Suns.

Round 16 – GWS v Brisbane: Footy on my Phone, somewhere in Korea

Travelling down the west coast of Korea by bus, it’s difficult to keep up with the footy scores when your team is playing as Phil Hill explains. But he’s a happy man, his Lions defeated GWS in their Round 16 clash.

Almanac Rugby League – State of Origin III and the NRL Round 16

Come tomorrow night, it’s ‘Decider Time’ in this year’s State of Origin series. Ian Hauser previews the big game and reflects on the weekend’s NRL clashes.

The Pat Cronin Foundation – combatting the coward punch

A moving account presented by Sean Mortell tells of the “cowardly one punch” and a family’s committed effort to combat this totally unacceptable behaviour after their son was tragically killed in such an incident.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Collingwood: A horrible night’s footy

A hard day in the Under19s hopefully was to be off set by a Pies win that night, but it was not to be for Sean Mortell as he reports.

Almanac Writers – Matt Zurbo: Some mighty fine writing!

Matt Zurbo has published many excellent stories on the Footy Almanac site over many years, so, do yourself a favour and check some of them out.

Rosie and Me: Geelong Cats Open Training

Keen Cat Anna Pavlou lingers longer than she expected at Kardinia Park watching her beloved Cats train, and meets Rosie as she explains.

Round 16 – GWS v Brisbane Lions: Worth the Drive

It was a long drive from Canberra to Sydney for William Westerman to watch his Brisbane team take on GWS In their Round 16 clash but it was well worth the effort as his report explains.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life – Round 16: That was not enjoyable! – Round 17 preview

Been a tough few weeks for Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life as the True Believers wonder what the future holds for their team.

Rare Book Week – Rare Sports Books and Ephemera (Wednesday July 10th)

The MCC Library’s Rare Book Week is in full swing – coming up on Wednesday (July 10th) is a panel discussion all about books and other items collected by the panelists, who include Gideon Haigh and Rusty Jackson. [This is a public event – you do not need to be an MCC member to attend. You just need to book. Ed.]

Round 16 – Essendon v Sydney: Memory and perspective

Mathilde de Hauteclocque takes a moment to look back, within and outwards at her team, her city, her memories large and small… A perspective on which she gained through her friendship with an artist and colleague of Koori heritage; she reflects on this during NAIDOC Week.

Round 16 – Essendon v Sydney: A rare loss to Essendon

A circumspect Jan Courtin reports after her Swannies suffered a rare defeat at the hands of the Bombers.

Round 16 – Hawthorn v Collingwood (Floreat Pica Society)

Frank Taylor has penned this week’s report for FPS, an unfortunate loss against a foe he has plenty of respect for.

Round 16 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong (and others): The sweep of Season 2019

John Harms was worried about the Dogs game – and the Dogs were too good. What is going on at Geelong? And while we’re at it, at Collingwood? And who is on the march to September? [The wisdom of more than one weekend preferred – Ed.]

Almanac Football History: An ordinary meeting of the VFA in 1892

And you thought behavioural awareness officers were extreme…

Stab Punt Jim Johnson dug up this relic from the 1890s: a report of a general meeting of the VFA. Read on to see how the conduct of uncouth spectators was tackled in the 19th Century!

MCC Event – Rare Book Week: Roy Hay’s book launch (July 8)

The launch of Roy Hay’s book on Aboriginal footy in the nineteenth century is on Monday July 8 (today). Hear Roy with Greg De Moore. This is past of the MCC’s Rare Book Week. Bookings essential.

Round 16 – Gold Coast Suns v Richmond: The Tigerland Theme Park

It was a Tiger Wonderland up on the Gold Coast for Richmond fans as their team put on a percentage boosting display against the hapless Suns in their Round 16 match.