The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Gideon Haigh (July 23) [at this stage still going ahead]

Almanac/Odd Friday lunches are back on the menu in 2021 after a brief pause – next up on July 23 acclaimed author and South Yarra CC strokemaker Gideon Haigh will be talking about his latest book on the intriguing mid-20th century figure that is ‘Doc’ Evatt. [Going ahead until further notice – Ed]

Book Launch: ‘The Trials of Jack Broadstock’ by Michael Sexton (May 25)

Michael Sexton’s biography of Jack Broadstock will be launched on May 25 in Adelaide. Details about the event and the book are included in this post.

Almanac Books: ‘Merger’ book launch

William Westerman’s book, ‘Merger’, will be launched at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel on June 2nd. Details here.

Book Launch: ‘The Definitive Rulebook’ by Malcolm Ashwood

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood launched his book, ‘The Definitive Rulebook’, last night in Adelaide.

Book Launch – “Faded Yellow by the Winter” by Scott Pearce: You’re invited

Scott Pearce’s debut novel, “Faded Yellow by the Winter”, is being launched on the 27th April in Richmond. Footy Almanac readers are invited to attend the launch.

The Game that Never Happened by Ian Syson

The Game that Never Happened: The Vanishing History of Soccer in Australia by Ian Syson will be launched by Gideon Haigh, John Harms and John Didulica at the MCC Library, Wednesday August 15. RSVP your attendance.

Almanac Books: Footballistics – How the data analytics revolution is uncovering footy’s hidden truths

Brin is interested in the launch of James Coventry’s new book, which aims to answer questions about footy that you thought you already knew.

Gideon Haigh book launch: “A Scandal in Bohemia” – Booking not required

April 11 – join Gideon Haigh to launch his new book on the life and death of writer Mollie Bain at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne.
PLEASE NOTE: Booking is not necessary for this event. Just turn up on the night.

Launch of ‘Siren’s Call’ a great success

John Harms launched Yvette Wroby’s memoir ‘Siren’s Call’ at the St Kilda RSL on Thursday night and it was a blast. Lots of food, and people and footy players present. Yvette is still floating all through Friday. Now for a Saints win tomorrow and the week is perfect.

Book Launch: Derby

A new book that captures the spirit of the West Australian Derby is having a launch hosted by Dennis Cometti.

Book Launch: Footy Tragic by Phil Tagell

Phil Tagell’s latest book ‘Footy Tragic’ is being launched Wednesday night. Come along to hear Phil’s stories about our great game.

Book launch: The Mighty West, March 29 in Footscray

Kerrie Soraghan will be launching her new book ‘The Mighty West’ later this month. It is sure be a ripper of a read and a fun launch. Our own John Harms will be there to help launch the book.

Book launch: Reading Australian Rules Football

Tim Hogan has a new book about our great game called Reading Australian Rules Football launching in early March.

Perth Knackers – Beer, Barbie and Books – 10 December

Peter Baulderstone invites all Perth Knackers (authors; website writers; readers and hangers-on) for beer; barbie and buying LOTS of Almanac 2015 books on Wednesday 10 December. Xmas Truce – Hostilities Suspended. DKerr sends his apologies this year.

The Footy Almanac Makes It To The Pages Of The Colac Herald

Luke ‘Funky’ Reynolds lets us know how the 2013 Almanac is being welcomed down in the Otways. The Colac Herald is the second biggest seller in the area after Dairy News Australia.

Book launch: Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’

Almanackers are invited to attend the launch of the third edition of Professor John Maynard’s fabulous books about Aboriginal jockeys.

A short passage from Mongrel Punt – the novel

Mongrel Punt is a new novel by poet, author and former footy player Ged Zochling. This is his first novel, launching on Thursday 20 September at Gertrude’s Brown Couch in Fitzroy at 7:00pm. This story follows three players on a top grade footy team as they enter Grand Final week – the biggest week of [Read more]

For Those Who Wait

  Barry Nicholls’ new book – For Those Who Wait, the Barry Jarman Story – was launched by Ashley Mallett at the Adelaide Oval last Friday. The Australian’s Andrew Faulkner was there. You can catch his article about the night at the link below. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/sport/great-keeper-barry-jarman-lived-in-the-considerable-shadow-of-wally-grout/story-e6frg7rx-1226207503426    

Hidden Treasures

  by Andrew Gigacz The term “hidden treasure” is oft misused by the marketing types. But in the case of Footy Almanac functions it’s an apt one. Sure, we Almanackers know all know about them but the wider community does not have a clue of the golden moments they miss every time the ‘Nackers meet [Read more]

Sean Gorman: Legends

Legends, which is a book of profiles of the Indigenous Team of the Century is a very important book. It is written by Sean Gorman who interviewed the players and has written these biographical essays on their terms. The book celebrates the game and the Indigenous players but it does not ignore the political realities [Read more]