Almanac Books and Music: ‘Summer Of Blood’ – Dave Warner

‘Summer Of Blood’ is musician and author Dave Warner’s new book due for release in October. A crime thriller in search of a missing young man in San Francisco during the summer of love in 1967 the book is sure to be a cracking read from this award winning author. Dave has selected a playlist of fabulous music from the era to support the book.

Almanac Books: New and Recent Releases reviewed on the Footy Almanac

Looking for a gift for someone special at Christmas? Over the past year or so the Footy Almanac has reviewed many books and has compiled a list for your consideration. Perhaps that special gift is on the list.

Almanac Footy: The perfect opportunity for Australian rules football State of Origin

Dave Warner has a cracker of an idea that would fill the dead space created by the pre-grand final bye.

Almanac Cricket – Look here, fellow…

Earl O’Neill carefully places thoughts and quotes on the cricket cheating fiasco; like a nesting lyrebird places twigs.

The Ashes – Fourth Test, Day 1: Status Quo

Citrus Bob Utber, forever excited by great sport, takes in the contest at the MCG. The Englishmen battled away but were their own worst enemy.

Australia v Pakistan – MCG Test, Day 3: Bowlers take a hammering

Citrus Bob at the MCG sees Azhar Ali, DA Warner and UT Khawaja make life very difficult for the bowlers. With two days to play, the speed of Australia’s scoring has brought them back into calculations.

Australia v South Africa – Hobart Test, Day 2: A great day for Australia as the heavens open at Blundstone Arena

Plenty to ruminate over as the rain forces the cricketers and the spectators inside. Much pontification. Citrus Bob Utber has been chatting to all and sundry in and around Blundstone Arena.

The Ashes 2015 – First Test, Day 4: England Crunches Aussies

Citrus Bob has filed his analysis of Day Four of the First Test. It wasn’t pretty and Citrus calls for changes.

Cancer in Rats – a critical review of Dave Warner, a very under-valued Australian rock artist

Rick Kane reviews the musical styling of Dave Warner in the 1970’s.

Freophile Corner: Dave Warner’s East Freo team of 2015

Each year, muso, footy fan, Freophile and lover of the good things in life, Dave Warner, picks a team made up of east Frementle players. It’s always pretty handy. Check the 2015 team.

The past is another country: A change is gonna come. (Who said that?)

Sean Curtain’s trusty Blackberry carked it. It got him thinking about change. And Spidercam.

My first game of football

Dave Warner on his first game of football.

Suffer the Little Children: KFC and the 2013 Grand Final.

“To the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken joint my good man, and don’t spare the horses”.

Dave Warner’s 2013 Season

Dave Warner’s take on the 2013 AFL Season. (This was read to much laughter and great applause at Friday’s Almanac lunch.)

AFL Round 22 – Fremantle v Port Adelaide: A perfect Saturday

If David Zampatti could build a perfect Saturday, he’d start with the one just gone and only tinker with the edges.

ICC Champions Trophy – Australia v New Zealand: Voges stands up

This game was washed out but Luke Reynolds examines the form of the Australian team with The Ashes looming.

Third Test – Day 2: Australia does its best to keep SL in contest

Australia did their best to ensure Sri Lanka remained in the contest, says Patrick O’Keeffe.

Hot, Hot, Heat

It’s hot. Damn hot. Rick Kane listens to the experts and devises three easy steps for you to beat the heat.

What’s in this year’s Footy Almanac

John Harms gives an overview of the forewords and Grand Final pieces which feature in The Footy Almanac 2012. And then there’s 200 match reports.