The Footy Almanac 2007 Week 1 Finals – Geelong v North Melbourne: Finals nerves, changing routines

The pressure of a great season weighed heavily on John Harms as he found his way into the ‘G for Geelong’s first final in 2007. His worries were alleviated by a dominant performance.

The North Fitzroy Post Office and the 5.95 Degrees of Separation

It really is a small world. The Fitzroy North Post Office has provided John Milton with quite a few links since meeting John Harms there.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 4 – Hawthorn v Geelong: A memorable match

Although Geelong lost, for John Harms it was a match to remember, his first at York Park in Launceston, Round 4 2007, Hawthorn v Geelong. This is John’s report from The Footy Almanac 2007.

Almanac Virtual: Webinar – ‘1989 The Great Grand Final’ with Harms, Wilson and Yeates

How was Dermie set up? Why was he set up? This and more intriguing questions surrounding the 1989 Grand Final revealed and answered in the Geelong Library webinar featuring John Harms, Tony Wilson, and Mark Yeates and addressed in Tony Wilson’s new book, 1989 The Great Grand Final.

Zoom Event today (April 11) to discuss the 1989 Grand Final – Wilson, Yeates, Harms.

John Harms, Tony Wilson and Mark Yeates will talk all things 1989 Grand Final in a Zoom session hosted by the Geelong Regional Libraries Saturday April 11 at 2.30pm. All welcome to join in. You can sign up in this post. [Zoom is very easy]

Almanac Rugby League – Getting into the nostalgia thing

The rugby league faction within The Almanac community is joining in the nostalgia focus emerging on the site this week. We go back to a classic by John Harms to set the scene for what will be a series of pieces over the coming months which will offer insights into the code.

Almanac Flashback: He’s Talking – by Pamela Sherpa (our Snowy Mountains Correspondent)

What was John Harms doing in Canberra this time 11 years ago? We reprise a story by Pamela Sherpa from March 2009 that explains all. He will be in Canberra again, on April 3, for the Footy Almanac Canberra Lunch. [Deatils in the post – Ed]

Footy Town: an experiential book review

Henry Ballard’s attitude to reading changed over the duration of his recently completed Bachelor of Communications degree at Deakin University. “Footy Town” was an integral read for him in the final stages of his course as his review of the book reveals. [Henry was an intern at The Footy Almanac during 2019 – Ed]

Balcony Banter – Collingwood v GWS: Then the game stirred

It was quiet in the MCC Members Stand until the Pies started to kick goals. Read John Harms Balcony Banter account of the game with his host Moon.

Whatever happens, Collingwood, you already won

As we await the two preliminary finals, the outcomes of which will be measured by the score, E Regnans considers other metrics. Having watched the club’s deeply human ethos emerge and then been given a further lens – the documentary From the Inside Out – he concludes that whatever happens tomorrow night the Collingwood FC and Nathan Buckley have already won. We can learn a lot from them. [A mighty fine piece – JTH]

Almanac Lunch – 2019 Footy Almanac Launch

Footy season 2019 was launched for The Footy Almanac today at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel with former WCE premiership player, Sam Butler as the guest speaker.

Names but no faces!

Good looking, handsome? Or not as envisaged! After many literal interactions on the Footy Almanac site, Jan Courtin ponders the visual, what do her fellow Almanackers look like? She hopes to find out on her return to Melbourne.

Celebrating a feast of Saint Davids

As a thankyou gesture, Gigs names a Saints team of Davids in honour of Almanacker David Downer.

The Eagles Almanac Launch – photos

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

A Tribute to Lindy Burns

The “other” Luke from Colac shares some memories of ABC radio superstar, Lindy Burns, as she winds up the current phase of her broadcast career after well over a decade of capturing the hearts and minds of Victorians via the wireless.

Almanac Book Review – The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018: Women still doing it for themselves

Women are doing it for themselves, writes Cheryl Critchley in her review of The Women’s Footy Almanac 2018. Kudos to the whole Almanac community who helped realise this project, with a special shout out to editors Kasey Symons and Yvette Wroby and publisher John Harms.

When Travis saved the world

John Harms has always loved Travis Varcoe. This piece was published in 2011.

Almanac Lunch: Matt Watson and the Sons of Guns

Another terrific Almanac lunch last Friday at The North Fitzroy Arms. Author and Almanacker Matt Watson discussed his book Sons of Guns, about famous footballing families. Check out some pictures from the day, and treat yourself to a copy.

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 Cricket – Australia v England 5th ODI: At least it was competitive

England completed a series whitewash while Australia slept. Is this the series loss after the crisis that Australia had to have?