Almanac Memoir: An autobiographical piece by Bill Stephen

Bill Stephen sat down with pen and paper in January 2004 to get something off his chest, something I understand he kept pretty much to himself over the years. He also wanted to record some of his memories. This is what he wrote.

Almanac Lunch (Report): 1989 The Great Grand Final

Dips O’Donnell enjoyed the cracking Almanac lunch at Perc’s North Fitzroy Arms on Friday. Tinsel Tony Wilson, Dean Anderson and Darren Flanigan told some great stories. Many more are told in Tony’s wonderful book: 1989 The Great Grand Final.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – March 13: Tony Wilson with Darren Flanigan and Dean Anderson

Come to lunch on Friday March 13 to hear about Tony Wilson’s new book 1989: The Great Grand Final and enjoy fine food and good company while hearing from the author, Hawthorn premiership player Dean Anderson, and one of footy’s good blokes Darren Flanigan.

The Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Jake Niall: Chief AFL Writer for The Age (Feb 21)

In what will be another fantastic Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch on Feb 21, Jake Niall, Chief Footy writer at The Age, is the special guest speaker. Further details here.

Almanac Launch: We’re from Tigerland conducted by the MSO’s Ben Northey

The launch of The Tigers Almanac 2019 is Tuesday night (Dec 17). We’re looking forward to one of the great renditions of the Richmond Football Club song. To be led by none other than Ben Northey.

The Odd Friday Lunch (Dec 13): With special guest Simon Madden

Great to have Simon Madden as our guest at the next Odd Friday/Almanac Lunch. Book now.

Almanac Party: The Tigers Almanac 2019 Launch and Festive Season Drinks (Dec 17)

Party. To launch The Tigers Almanac 2019. Dec 17. All welcome.

The Almanac Melbourne Cup 2019 Trifecta (We won!)

We came up with a trifecta at the Almanac Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms. And it won!

Footy Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch – Oct 25: Jack the Insider and The Fine Cotton Fiasco

The Footy Almanac Lunch on Oct 25 features ‘Jack the Insider’ who will regale us with the story of The Fine Cotton Fiasco. [Great book. This will be a laugh – 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 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]

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunch: Matt Zurbo and his new book Heart & Soul (today)

Come and celebrate with one of the Almanac’s favourite sons, Matt Zurbo, as his new book ‘Heart and Soul: Footy Stories by those who played the Game’ is launched on Friday 19th July. Join us for lunch at the The North Fitzroy Arms Hotel,  296 Rae St, North Fitzroy for a day of ripping yarns and tales.

Almanac Lunches: Syd Jackson, you star! And Andrew Rule on Friday (June 7).

Syd Jackson was a wonderful guest at lunch last Friday (May 31) and we are looking forward to hearing from Andrew Rule this Friday (June 7). I wonder whether Her Majesty has rung Andrew today?

Best pubs of all time?

Your top five pubs?

The Footy Almanac 2019 Season Launch (March 15)

Come to lunch! We’re launching the Almanac’s 2019 season on March 15 at the North Fitzroy Arms – with Sam Butler. All welcome.

Almanac/Odd Friday Lunches – Nov 9: Gideon Haigh, and Sam Perry of The Grade Cricketer

With so much happening in Australian cricket, join Gideon Haigh and Sam Perry for lunch at The North Fitzroy Arms on November 9. Details here.

Almanac 2018 Melbourne Cup Eve Lunch Selections: Another losing year.

Unfortunately we missed out again. Close with the trifecta. Miles off with the first 4.

Round 20 – Richmond v Geelong: Long Weekend’s Journey into North Fitzroy’s Arms

The lucid dream of a knock for the ages makes way for a very real trip to see Ben Fenton-Smith’s Tigers overcome Geelong. The Almanac’s pub de rigueur also gets a guernsey.

Almanac Odd Friday Lunch – with Mark McNamara (August 17)

Join us at the North Fitzroy Arms for The Odd Friday Lunch, this time with Mark McNamara (Aug 17) author of The ‘Bool.

The Odd Friday Lunch – with Heath Scotland at the North Fitzroy Arms (July 27)

Dependable defender, best and fairest winner and 250 gamer, Heath Scotland will be the Odd Friday Lunch guest this week (July 27).