The Black and White Song and Dance

In light of Fathers’ Day this weekend, we’ve reprised this wonderful writing from Damian Balassone, who takes us on a beautiful familial journey of joining the Collingwood faithful via Abruzzo, Dights Falls and Victoria Park with thanks to his late father, Donato.

Graham Miller – Playing the man

Scanlen’s footy cards get a good run with a lot of Almanackers as they tap into a cherished age of footy bursting with characters – photographer Graham Miller has taken things to another level with his series “Playing the man.”

Of Dufflecoats And Dreams

A debut reminiscence from Cakewalk 90. Memories of the Rush Stand, Scanlen’s footy cards and Victoria Park etiquette.

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.

Odd Friday/Almanac Lunch: Rene Kink (September 7)

Join the one and only Rene Kink, “The Incredible Hulk’, for our next Odd Friday Lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms this Friday, 7th September.

In the firing line with the ruck rovers

The role of the ruck-rover is defined by the many wonderful exemplars Carolyn Spooner refers to from teams of the’60’s through to the current day.

A life lesson from Tommy

Life-long Tiger fan Tess Pryor recalls a chance meeting with the late, great Tommy Hafey. “You’re not a legend until someone else says you are!” Terrific yarn with timely perspective.