Round 13 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Zooming

Like everyone at the moment, Andrew Fithall caught up with some old uni mates via Zoom to watch his Pies play North. And like all good uni mates, his only have nicknames.

Remembering Mighty Mick Martyn

Matt Watson presents an in-depth account of former Roo, Mick Martyn’s mighty footy career, a career expanding over 16 seasons and 300 AFL games.

A Tale of Two Freos: A long week in Fremantle football one week at a time by Les Everett

Freo’s AFLW side headed to Princes Park for their Preliminary Final against Carlton while the men;s side started their season at home. Les Everett reports.

Round 17 Double Bill – GWS Giants v Richmond in Sydney & North Melbourne v Sydney at Docklands: Two Jacks, Two Young Giants and a couple of Beanstalks

Mark O’Sullivan ‘due more to accident than outstanding planning’, saw both Sydney based AFL teams play their Round 17 games in the one weekend and he couldn’t have asked for two more exciting victories to get along to. Check out his dual match report.

Cracking weekend of footy and sport coming up

Almanackers, we’re in for some cracking games of footy, and all things sport this weekend!

The Gang of Five

George Smith looks at the years (a couple of decades) when a total of five clubs won the VFL flag.

Have a Little Faith

Although a difficult year for North supporter Marnie, she’s still feeling alright. Her tip to surviving? Belief. Belief in her club and the future it’s promised. A true believer!

Round 18 – Essendon v North Melbourne: The Unlikely Round 18 Victory

For North fan Marnie Cohen, it is (mostly) all about the long list of young Roo debutants.

Almanac Tassie Lunch: In Hobart on July 28 (sponsored by Intuit Technologies)

Join us (us being the Almanac crew, the Uni of Tassie crew, the Intuit crew, the Blundstone crew and the North Melbourne FC crew and other lunchers) for lunch in Hobart on Friday (July 28) before the North-Dees match. Details in this post.

Let’s talk about Ben Brown

Over the weekend, Marnie realised she has become immune to feelings of resentment and anger towards North Melbourne when losing close games. As Marnie sees it, Ben Brown is the future of the club and she explains why.

Almanac Lunch: Ben Robbins (July 21)

Looking forward to lunch with Ben Robbins at the North Fitzroy Arms on July 21. All welcome.

Almanac (Fun) Footy: Blundstone training night at Arden St and the Unhall of Fame

John Harms was a little nervous about going to the Blundstone training night at Arden St on Tuesday night. What did Turbo Thompson and half a dozen other players have in stall for the well-tummied crew? [Great night – JTH]

Round 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: Dusty don’t argues North

In this interesting observation, Rees Quilford likens Dusty Martin to the Roys Team of the Century skipper Kevin Murray.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Sydney: In It to Win It

A Mothers’ Day surprise for Daniel Saunders.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Happy Days at Blundstone Arena

Deakin Uni student Marnie Cohen had a strong feeling about a win going into North’s game today, and she wasn’t disappointed! The Kangas were brilliant at Blundstone Arena.

Round 7 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Four quarters, four pubs, four points (pints)

A really stupid and futile gesture leads to Mickey pondering the alternatives to an uncaring footy universe. As an ill-wind keeps blowing at Blundstone Arena he contemplates watching a tumble dryer instead.

Round 6 – North Melbourne v Gold Coast: One and Five

A week is a long time in football and a win can make all the difference. Just ask Marnie.

Round 5 – Fremantle v North Melbourne: I quit.

More moving on from Marni Cohen. It’s a weekly thing at the moment.

Round 4 – North Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: No

Young Aidan Hammond gives his perspective on the Good Friday match between North Melbourne and the Western Bulldogs.

Almanac Memoir: Cold mornings, clearing torps and the limitations of lankiness

Matthew Naqvi gives an account of his childhood footy experiences demonstrating that having meat on the bone is an under-rated footy attribute.