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The Bob Neil Almanac

We are seeking stories of Bob Neil, evidence of homage to him (via signs and other hagiographic material), photographs of Bob Neil iconography, and photos of sightings of the man himself.

We believe it is time for a Bob Neil Almanac.

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?

Stereo Stories Live, this Sunday at the Newport Bowls Club

Almanackers will feature prominently at this Sunday’s performance of Stereo Stories Live at the Newport Bowls Club. Rick Kane is making his Stereo Stories debut and Vin Maskell is MCing.

Old Woollen Footy Jumpers – Gerry (The Torp) Both: Adelaide Uni Blacks. A Blast from the Past

Gerry ‘The Torp’ Both finds his old Blacks jump and recalls the stories of (many) players and teams, premierships and defeats, aching tragedy and great joy. [Great stuff – Ed]

Almanac Flashback – Bowled (Canna) Lily: Park Cricket in 1970s Elizabeth

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt revisits the battlefields of childhood, and the characters that made those informal test matches forever memorable in a story from 2014 reprised from the Footy Almanac archives.

Almanac Cricket – A comeback for the Sheffield Shield?

What did we learn from the first Round of the Marsh Sheffield Shield competition last weekend? Ian Hauser found that it left him with more questions than answers.

1971 SANFL Grand Final – North Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Swampies Outfoxed

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt takes us back to Adelaide, circa 1971, via the Grand Final Budget of that year. (Make sure you stick around until the end- Ed).

Almanac Footy History – On The Bench (Seat)

Would you buy a new or pre-loved vehicle from one of these blokes?

Almanac Music: Top Albums, EPs and gigs of 2018

What are your favourite albums and gigs for 2018? Luke Reynolds lists his standouts for 2018.

The Eagles Almanac Launch – photos

Some photos taken at the launch of The Eagles Almanac at the North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night.

“Don’t burn down the studio” – The Coodabeen Champions and Channel 7’s 1986 Football Marathon

Memories! In this nicely researched piece, Richard Prentice takes us back to the first (and only) Coodabeens takeover of the pre-VFL Grand Final ‘Football Marathon’ in 1986.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 4: A Spot of Gardening

Citrus Bob Utber reports on the truncated Day 4, with some news on the Richie trivia front and another tricky question.

Elizabeth High 1977 – Class 12.2: Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?

It’s now 40 years since Swish and his cohorts from Elizabeth High faced their Matriculation year. How’d they turn out?

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 15: Eaton, Cheatin’, Unbeaten (was that Keg?)

Everyone is allowed an off week. Gordon Agars was making a habit of it back in 1986. Here’s his perfunctory assessment of Round 15, including a Keg sighting.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 12: Sechs on Legs

The Lutherans were kaput, The Ones won but the Glamour Side were put off by some lippy Catholics. Gordon Agars sent also young Gucci around the teams for the 1986 Round 12 AUFC report.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 11: Fey St Peters

Gordon Agars was the unfortunate victim of vandalism at the Queen’s Head this week. It didn’t stop him from filing this bumper recap of AUFC Round 11, 1986.

1986 – A Year With The Blacks Round 10: Revolutionary

Where did Gordon Agars spend his grant money after preparing his Round 10 1986 AUFC match reports?

25 Years of Crowfania

Swish recounts a quarter century of Crow memories.

South Australia v Victoria State of Origin 1984 – Tuesday Night Lights

Written on “Back to the Future Day”, Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt heads back to the past. The night South Australian football was changed irreversibly. 1984 specifically, when South Australia took on the Big V in a State-of-Origin match, played at Football Park. Just before the lure of the VFL/AFL proved too much for many of the SANFL’s best. The Football Budget? Don’t ask.

Round 10 – Carlton v Adelaide: Melbourne by foot, Part 1

Part 1 of Dave Brown’s trip to Melbourne on the weekend.