Yoshi Visiting Melbourne in October

Look out Melbourne the Footy Almanac’s Japan correspondent is headed your way. You are invited to the North Fitzroy Arms on 27 October to come and say g’day

On Rohan Connolly’s departure from The Age

Japanese footy correspondent Yoshi is sad to see a vastly experienced journalist such as Rohan Connolly depart The Age. Especially at a time when, he says, journalism standards are dropping and the industry looks shaky.

Sports Writers Festival: The Flanagan Oration

Yvette Wroby happily met and heard from sports-writing elder Martin Flanagan, at last night’s Sports Writers Festival Oration. [Includes link to the full transcript of M Flanagan’s speech, “Sport and politics: the Adam Goodes case reconsidered, one year on.”]

Sports Writers Festival Almanac Ticket Offer

As you might have seen the Almanac has given a few little plugs to the upcoming Sports Writers Festival. As a way of saying thanks, the organisers, led by Francis Leach, are offering Almanackers $10 tickets to a number of session sessions. Click through for full details.

Sports Writers Festival – Invitation to Almanackers

The Sports Writers Festival is on tomorrow evening at Fed Square in Melbourne. We’ve got a few passes to give away to Almanackers. Click through for details.

Sports Writers’ Festival in Melbourne, Nov 21

The inaugural Sports Writers Festival is on in Melbourne on November 21. Francis Leach tells us what it is all about. [Should be very informative and entertaining – JTH]