Almanac Footy: The unknown history of country zoning – Part 1

Journalist and writer Ian Munro examines the effects of the introduction of country zoning to VFL footy in 1967 in the first of his two part series on the topic.

Almanac Book Review: ‘On the Premiership Trail – More Travels in Victorian Country Football’ by Paul Daffey

Rod Gillett reviews Paul Daffey’s latest book, ‘On the Premiership Trail: More Travels in Victorian Country Football’ which will be launched tonight at the Nathalia Football Club.

Almanac Book Review: The Maffra Football Story – A Sequel by Bill Traill

Read Rod Gillett’s review of Bill ‘Tracker’ Traill’s new book, ‘The Maffra Football Story: A Sequel’ to follow up his previous book about the club.

The North Fitzroy Post Office and the 5.95 Degrees of Separation

It really is a small world. The Fitzroy North Post Office has provided John Milton with quite a few links since meeting John Harms there.

Footy Town: an experiential book review

Henry Ballard’s attitude to reading changed over the duration of his recently completed Bachelor of Communications degree at Deakin University. “Footy Town” was an integral read for him in the final stages of his course as his review of the book reveals. [Henry was an intern at The Footy Almanac during 2019 – Ed]

Book Tour – “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United: Travels in Country Footy”: Events & dates

Paul Daffey is continuing his tour to launch his book “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United: Travels in Country Footy”. If you missed him in Horsham last night, you can catch him tonight in Mildura and this weekend at the Patchewallock Music Festival, just out of Ouyen.

Book launch: “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United” by Paul Daffey (Sep 26)

Join Paul Daffey for the launch of his new book, “The Totem Poles of Ouyen United” tonight at the Lord Newry Hotel.

“These shall not be forgotten years” Richmond: 1981 – 2016: An occasional series of reflections on the triumphs and tragedies that made 2017 so worth the wait.

Stainless is back with an occasional series about the life and times of the Richmond Football Club since the “infamous Ben Cousins” game against Carlton 10 years ago.

Martin Flanagan reviews Footy Town (published in the Age)

I was just putting some info together about Footy Town for someone who has just heard about it, and recalled this terrific review from Martin Flanagan. We have a few copies left if anyone is interested. JTH

Read Martin Flanagan’s glowing review essay of Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game.

Almanac Book Review: Behind the Goals: The history of the Victorian Country Football League by Paul Daffey

Rod Gillett has reviewed the latest book by The Footy Almanac co-founder Paul Daffey. Behind the Goals: The history of the Victorian Country Football League is out now.

Footy Blogging and Archiving

Andy Fuller provides a thoughtful and insightful discussion about footy blogging and archiving.

Wearing Viv in Greece

You will find cricket in unlikely places.

Dear Almanac: Thanks for the gift that’s kept on giving

Sean Curtain, as honest and self-effacing as ever, pays tribute to the writing and reading community that is the Almanac.

[Thanks for these words Sean, and especially for all the words you have penned over the last three years – Ed]

‘Mathematici vieri potest’ : The Footy Almanac on SEN1116’s ‘Evenings with Finey’

The Almanac’s Peter Flynn and Rick Kane were special guests of Paul Daffey and Mark Fine on ‘Evenings With Finey’ an SEN in Melbourne last night.

Gunbower – a footy town

A jacketless Paul Daffey in fine form. This time in Gunbower.

Tim Boyle on Footy Town

Tim Boyle launched Footy Town at the All Nations last Friday with this entertaining speech on country footy.

Garage band

Read Paul Daffey’s exclusive behind the scenes piece on Channel 31’s Local Footy Show – like a spin-off of the old Club Corner segment on World of Sport, only less slick. Daff will be on tonight’s show (7.30pm) talking Footy Town.

Review Essay: Going To The Local Footy

Liam Quin weaves a day at the local footy with his discussion of life in the city and the recently-released book Footy Town.