Almanac Life: Footy Almanac Vernacular

Is there such a thing as Footy Almanac vernacular, that is, a particularly Footy Almanac way of talking and writing, especially in relation to how Almanackers respond to posts on the website? KD discusses this question.

Almanac Life: Our Honeymoon in Arkaroola

With the uncertainty of Covid border restrictions still a consideration, Mickey Randall and wife Claire opted for a road less travelled as their honeymoon destination. It soon became apparent why it was less travelled.

Beer Review: Coopers Australian IPA

Mickey Randall emerges from the mists of freshly wedded bliss to pen a review of the latest amber nectar out of South Australia; Coopers Australian IPA.

Almanac Life: My wedding speech, to Claire

Mickey Randall married his beloved Claire last weekend. He shares his wedding speech with the Almanac readership. (A hearty congratulations to you both – from all at The Footy Almanac).

Almanac Beer Review: Prancing Pony and Smiling Samoyed at the Normanville pub

A kaleidoscopic spread of brews crossed the paths of Mickey Randall and Co. at Normanville’s historic pub; some were more palatable than others.

Pub Review: Mount Mary

‘As we all know life is better with goat’. Mickey Randall offers another classic pub review.

After isolation

Mickey Randall has returned from travels in Sweden. Having completed his term of self-isolation, Mickey’s ready to hit the road and it’s back to work for him.

Almanac Club Review: The Cobdogla Club

Mickey Randall takes us along the mighty Murray to the always welcoming Cobdogla Club… he also takes us back to the 1990s both through anecdote and the Cobby’s very reasonable drinks prices on offer! [Reminds me of the classic Crackerjack quote “beers at genuine 1972 prices” – Ed.]

Oakbank races Easter 2020 – Mickey Randall and Kapunda look out!

Roger Lowrey is rapt the iconic Oakbank Easter racing carnival has been revitalised for 2020. A big week is being planned by Roger to take in all the action of the carnival, so look out punters!

Almanac Beer – Review: Coopers XPA

The V8 punch Mickey Randall was expecting from the new Coopers XPA beer was not to be, unfortunately for him, it was a lightweight punch, and left him at the starting line.

Pub Review: The Crown, Victor Harbor

‘If petite bread rolls are doughy joy then the frisson when these arrive fresh from the oven is seismic. Surely a clear sign of a caring god, or at least, and this is not a given in our state, reliable electricity.’ Mickey Randall gives us his hilarious take on Victor Harbour watering hole, The Crown.