Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 7: A Crapp Excuse

At the turn of the last century, VFL representative sides played exhibition games against regional powerhouse Ballarat. Ivo Crapp was slated to umpire, but he came to miss the match in contested circumstances. Tim Ghys shares a few theories of the day.

Round 19 – Western Bulldogs v Port Adelaide: The Other Big Freeze

Braving the freezing Ballarat temperatures, Nick/Claire Fredriksson journeyed watch the Bulldogs-Power game. Here’s her match report.

Women’s Football – The Footy Almanac supports Play On Empower Celebration in Ballarat

Moana Hope was in Ballarat yesterday, celebrating the Play On Empower initiative. The Footy Almanac is proud to support this program that is engaging young women through football.

Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast: No Wood, No Bont, No Worries

Alex Docherty’s Bulldogs recorded their first win in Ballarat on Saturday but were put through their paces by an improving young Suns, producing a thrilling match of footy.

Almanac Music: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds live in Ballarat

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds made their return to the road in Ballarat on Sunday, as John Butler watched on.

Dad’s Day Out

Brutus explains why his dad is a legend. This is a great family story.

Enough is Enough (yes, the Goodes saga)

Saint66 calls for the “Chill Pill” in this whole “Goodes saga”. Here he explains his position.

NAB Cup 2012: North v Bulldogs in Ballarat

Water, water, everywhere. A fitting summation of what has become of the country town of Numurkah, my home town (sort of). In the past, when people would ask where you’re from, they would screw up their face and muse “Numur-what?” Now when we tell them, they know instantly that we’ve been living on an island, [Read more]