The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 3 – St Kilda v Western Bulldogs: Saints too good

Big win to the Saints in their Round 3 2007 match against the Bulldogs as reported by Howard Kimber in The Footy Almanac 2007.

1999 – (not quite) All Australian SSA Team – Some Big Names, Some Notable Absences

Another ripper find from Swish Schwerdt: the 1999 School Sports Australia All-Australian football team. Some great names. Who is the grandson of John Coleman? Is there a ministerial advisor among them? The normal where-are-they-now assistance please.
(Reposting on the day that one of these kids, Nick Dal Santo, confirms his retirement)

AFL Round 23 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: All Over

Luke Reynolds looks at the Magpies final thrust at a finals birth and watches hard-nut Luke Ball give it one last crack.

Reminder – Almanac Event: Lunch with Luke Ball on the 29th of May

Join Luke Ball for lunch on the 29th of May at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. Read on for details. RSVP essential.

Round 7 – Hawthorn v Melbourne: Contenders v Pretenders

Steve Baker, neutral observer, nearly chokes on his incredulity on the way to the MCG. What’s going on when a coach praises a player for dropping himself? What’s going on when the final margin is 105 points?

Luke Ball: Zen and the art of footylife maintenance

In this novel profile of Luke Ball, a Saint, a Magpie and Karl Marx chat to Marcus Aurelius [come on, you can suspend for a second – Ed] contemplating Luke’s qualities as a footballer, a leader, an advocate, a man. E. Regnans plays with words and ideas again. [Always creative ER – Ed]

Luke Ball is the special guest at the Almanac lunch on May 29, at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne. 12.30 for 1pm. $50 for two courses and one comp drink. Bookings essential [email protected]

AFL Round 23 – Adelaide v St Kilda: farewell in the City of Churches

After a hell of a Saints season, Braham Dabscheck says farewell to some seasoned Saints.

Part of the tribe

The experience of being a football supporter is surprisingly unique. You never actually sit down and think it thorough, until you do…and then you end up writing a blog about it. By unique, I am referring to the way  you belong to a certain football club. It is a tribal, parochial association that finds you [Read more]