Almanac Book Review: Nicky Winmar with Matthew Hardy, Nicky Winmar My Story: From Bush Kid to AFL Legend.

Avid Saints supporter Braham Dabscheck reviews Nicky Winmar’s incredible story written in conjunction with Matthew Hardy, ‘Nicky Winmar My Story: From Bush Kid To AFL Legend’.

Almanac New Book Release – ‘Nicky Winmar: My Story’ by Nicky Winmar with Matthew Hardy

Thirty years after that iconic photo, Nicky Winmar’s much anticipated autobiography, ‘Nicky Winmar: My Story’, was released this week.

Almanac Footy: Can the Saints Break the 56-Year Drought?

Ian Wilson is a Saints tragic! He’s stayed faithful to the Saints for 50 years and awaits the end of their 56-year premiership drought.

Almanac Football: Collingwood’s darkest day sums up a horror off-season

Sean Mortell casts his thoughts over Collingwood’s day of racial reckoning when the club was found to be systemically racist.

Round 13 – Brisbane v St Kilda: It’s a LOT

There’s a game of footy which Yvette Wroby watches via the Fan Zone, but there’s so much more. The Robert Muir story. An interview with ChicksTalkingFooty on JoyFM, a St Kilda AFLW Best and Fairest to look forward…there’s a LOT.

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

This speaks for itself.

Round 18 – Fearless 2019: Congratulations to Mack Horton and the British bloke…

Fearless presents his thoughts about the Round 18 results. He’s also had a look at The Final Quarter. Read what he has to say.

Almanac Lunch Report – Matt Zurbo’s ‘Heart & Soul’

E Regnans had never met Matt Zurbo until he went to the Almanac Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel to hear him talk about ‘Heart & Soul’ and introduce some of the well-known footballers he interviewed for the book. [Sounds like a cracking lunch – Ed]

The unveiling of the Nicky Winmar statue

Sydney Malakellis gives this poignant account of the unveiling of the Nicky Winmar statue in Perth. (A beautiful piece of writing – Ed.)

What you won’t read in the BAO training manual

What does it mean to be ‘safe’ at the footy? Stainless wanders through his personal history as a spectator to ponder ‘what now constitutes acceptable fan behaviour’ and the place of the BAO. Interesting thoughts here about ‘quality control v individual responsibility’.

Almanac Art – The Art of Football: a visualisation

A look at a selection of the brilliant works featured in the ongoing exhibition “The Art of Football.”

Almanac Soccer – World Cup 2018: Power and dissent

Brin questions whether there is a role for the political within sports as two Swiss players face a sanction from FIFA.

The Ballad Of Dusty The Kid

Jennifer Muirden has written another set of lyrics about this year’s Brownlow medalist Dustin Martin. This time to the tune of “The Ballad Of Billy The Kid” by Billy Joel.

My Indigenous Round – Love and Pain and the Whole Damned Thing

During the AFL Indigenous Round, Peter Baulderstone gained an even better understanding of indigenous culture by having two in depth conversations with indigenous people. [Powerful, must read – Ed]

Nicky Winmar Statue Pozible Campaign

Nicky Winmar created history by standing up racism on the footy field. Alex Wadelton wants to help make his iconic stance stand forever with a more than life size replica of Winmar in bronze. Get behind this amazing cause.

To be PC or not to be

Trucker Slim sifts through the language of a “Rubicon crossing” week in social discourse (“What a fantastic story it is!”). What is Political Correctness, anyway?

Era, era on the wall; 1987-1999

Jeff Dowsing continues his series on the eras of VFL/AFL footy with a look a 1987-99.

Round 18 – Port Adelaide v St Kilda: Journeys, long and short

Yvette Wroby headed to Adelaide for the Port v St Kilda clash last weekend, and as always found a raft of new people and experiences to celebrate. And if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sing ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ in Swedish, Japanese AND in Punjabi, well, today, friends, is your lucky day.

The lack of greats to wear the #7

Dennis Gedling and his mate discussed on Saturday night about the number 7 jumper and the lack of stars to wear that particular number.

‘Black and Proud’ : A Review

The impacts of Collingwood and St Kilda’s round four clash of the 1993 AFL season at Victoria Park still resonate over 20 years later. It was a day that Nicky Winmar and Gilbert McAdam made a stand against entrenched racism in Australian sport, with Winmar’s declaration of pride immortalised by both Wayne Ludbey and John Feder. Andy Fuller reviews ‘Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’.