Australian Cricket Society Lunch – you’re invited!

Almanac readers are invited to attend The Australian Cricket Society’s annual football lunch to be held in late April.

Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game; 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political- and footy-wise. This insightful piece from Glen was posted a couple of years ago and this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Moratorium March. [Well worth remembering – Ed.]

Almanac Footy History – Supporters’ Tribute to a Bloods Legend

Swans tragic, Jan Courtin relives a special day with Peter Bedford, as supporters pay tribute to a Swans great.

Almanac Cricket: Ducks, bees and the whole damn thing

Umpire John Gascoigne starts the summer with a new employer, but cricket’s charm remains.

Almanac Footy History: A team of Peters v a team of Jacks

Phil Dimitriadis wonders, in this era of Jacks, ‘Where have all the Peters gone?’ And pits the Peters against the Jacks. Who wins? Add your Peters and Jacks.

Odd Friday Lunch: Peter ‘Wheels’ Bedford

Join us this Friday for lunch with South Melbourne legend Peter ‘Wheels’ Bedford.

MCC Library in Conversation – Harry Graham: the little dasher

Get on down to the MCC Library on 12 April to hear Graeme Watson and Peter Bedford in conversation with Ronald Cardwell about his new biography of Test cricketer and Melbourne footballer, Harry Graham

Dear Editor: Can we have some footy talk, please?

Jan Courtin wants a little more footy talk on the site and to get it started she’s sent in the Sporting Globe front page from 1933. Classic. Read the stats! ‘Passes to comrade’

Almanac Memories : ‘ave a good weekend.

In this tribute to Max Walker, Glen also asks recalls other VFL players and cricketers who combined their sports.

Some Of My Footy Firsts

We all have childhood footy-related memories that stay with us for a lifetime; your trip to a footy game, your visit to the ‘G, kick-to-kick at school lunchtimes and that first specky over the top of the pack. Wesley Hull recalls a moment we can all identify with; the passion of collecting footy cards and being presented with your first footy jumper, knitted by Nan.

Dice Cricket – Stats Entertainment

As a child, did you ever play dice cricket? “Swish” Schwerdt did, and he took it to extremes…

Footy Almanac Bloods Lunch (Aug 29)

Footy Almanac Bloods’ lunch with Peter Bedford. All welcome. [Check the Peter Bedford footy card]