The Almanackers: E is for Eid

Danni Eid and Mick Malthouse

You say the world is patient Mr Malthouse: does that mean you are not really part of the world?


Back when the Almanac first started I met Craig Litza Little who was then president of the Fitzroy Reds Football Club and Andrew Starkie, then a teacher at Mercy College Coburg. Both have become fantastic contributors to our publications.

That year Andrew suggested to one of his keen and capable Year 10 English students she might like to write about her Collingwood Football Club mega-passion for the Almanac. Danni Eid was nuts about the Pies – and still is.

She wrote regularly in the most distinctive teeny-bopper obsessive’s voice you could imagine. Her older audience, especially the blokes, just couldn’t work her out. But we all knew her voice was unique and her pieces were highly amusing and entertaining. Could anyone be that into footy! Could anyone make better use of CAPITALS and the exclamation mark!!!!!!!!!

Danni became friends with some of the other younger contributors, via our website – Josh et al.

They all finished school and went on to study at Uni, but at different campuses. Danni is in the third year of her journalism degree.

She’s pretty busy these days but gets some of that Pie-passion into the Almanac pages and her assessment of the hotness of players (her concept) and the Brownlow gowns has become an Almanac institution.

We love her. Here’s some of her work. 

E does not yield a lot of surnames but we have a few at the Almanac.

Andrew Else burst on to the writing scene with some amusing and insightful pieces including those he writes as The Black Hack.

Dogs fan Bill Ellis is a zoologist (a member of the Koala Mafia) in Brisbane and part of the Dudley Street Crew who enjoy a footy trip to Melbourne each winter.

His Mum Glenda Ellis also writes for the Almanac. I think she likes the Gabba more than she likes footy.

Les Everett, who has written a history of the Dockers, has been a real supporter of the Almanac. He has a website

The Reverend David Enticott is a Collingwood fan.

And Nose Eckert is a character of the Adelaide Uni Blacks who lives in Brisbane these days.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. What – no E is for Avenging Eagle??

  2. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Danni keeps us updated on the changing language of today’s youth. Love the LOL”s and ROFL’s among others. Have learned so much !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Phil – LOL and ROFL are soooooo yesterday. Now its :
    “defs” – definitely
    “obvs” – obviously
    “probs” – probably.

    you get the drift.

  4. yeah, nah, I sooooo get it Dips (obvs one 50 year old to another)

  5. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    Dips and Rick,
    Are ‘Totes’ and ‘Doin?’ still prevalent in your world?

  6. You guysssss!!!! Lmao
    You all are my Almanac baes! :p
    Love it :)
    Btw i have finished my journalism degree just waiting on graduation day ! :) So who wants to throw an intern role at me?
    And JTH you just had to use a fat photo from 2010 didn’t ya? Lol
    GO PIES!

  7. Rick Kane says

    Help, I have no idea what Danielle wrote! She’s so rad!

  8. Last year I was at East Fremantle Oval standing behind some young people (in their 20s, 30s or 40s).
    The boy was getting beers.
    Boy: Time for beers
    Girl: Yeah
    Boy: Whadda want full or mid?
    Girls: Whatevs

  9. Yvette Wroby says

    OMG you guys, are so, like……….

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