Almanac Footy History: The John Pitura trade

Dan Hoban recently caught up with John Pitura and asked him about the South Melbourne trade. In profiling the talented utility, Dan has written this account of the saga.

Sam Newman, Don Scott and Mike Sheahan apologise to Nicky Winmar

This speaks for itself.

So close to the Holy Grail: A personal reflection on Fitzroy Football Club’s 1983 season

Philip Mendes was in his second year at uni in 1983, the year Fitzroy made a genuine play for the flag. Here he recounts the season, game by game, quoting the analysis of the experts of the day, and giving his own commentary. [Fantastic memories – JTH]

Almanac Lunches – A Queenslander in Melbourne

A road trip south saw Noosaville’s Ian Hauser in Melbourne recently. He managed to take in two Almanac lunches at the North Fitzroy Arms. How much of a good thing can this man take? The simple answer is – heaps!

Almanac Lunch: Aug 30 with Mike Sheahan, David Parkin and Geoff Slattery and a cast of other footy writers from the 1980s

All welcome at lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel on Aug 30 – with Mike Sheahan, David Parkin and Geoff Slattery – to celebrate the recently released Electrifying 80s, which is a collection of footy’s finest writing from that much-loved decade.

AFLW Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Collingwood: The Footy Gods have their say

A devastating injury to Kate Sheahan dampened the mood of Kasey Symons.

Almanac People: Grace of a Champion

A chance meeting on the tram with 1960 Brownlow Medalist, John Schultz, allows Jason Christou to discover a humble and generous side of the former champion.

Round 19 – Collingwood v West Coast: Believe, Pies, Believe.

Cam Hooke previews Collingwood v West Coast, suggesting it is the first game of the 2017 campaign. [Cam Hooke is a fair dinkum supporter – JTH]

Want to lunch with Mike Sheahan, Barass, Swooper, Rowdy and Champs?

If you’ve ever wanted to have some lunch with Barass, Mike Sheahan, John Northey, Neale Daniher and Greg Champion and raise funds to help find a cure for MND, then then the Premium Demons Post 2015 Season Luncheon is for you!

Media critique, the Grand Prix, and other bathroom renovations

It’s been a fortnight that has seen as much political manoeuvring in sport than anything seen on the hill in recent times. The annual squabble of the F1 has taken the usual argumentative pathways. Residents of Albert Park aggrieved at having to walk the Labradoodles at another location, up against Ron Walker who believes the [Read more]