The Almanackers: K is for Kane


Rick Kane with Luke Hodge

Citizen Kane with Luke Hodge

Rick Kane grew up with the Abletts in Drouin, moved to WA, returned to Victoria about two decades ago, and is a Hawthorn, music, family, conversation, ideas nut.

This makes him perfectly qualified to pick up the pen for the Almanac.

Which he does quite often with lots of Hawthorn words (will he ever shut up about the 2014 Grand Final?) and many comments and a few music posts. He can be found with Matty Q from time to time contemplating the influence of the west on those who have enjoyed it. He can also be found tearing up over a country music ballad or two.

A grey-bearded man of tremendous social conscience, he spends his days working in the disability employment sector.


His Almanac K-colleagues count among their number:


Nick Kossatch, who is now writing sport for the Centralian in Alice Springs, is a Port supporter and for many years wrote about the Riverland Superdogs Super-rules team abd its many fun trips and matches.

Neil Kimpton is a regular attender of functions and an occasional contributor. A Carlton man, he smashed the Almanac field in the 2013? tipping comp, and very nearly won the whole event

Howard Kimber has been quiet for a while but was a very keen Richmond contributor who helped set the tone for these pages.

Hannah Kuhar was writing for us during her high school years – some wonderful Hawthorn pieces with a very strong young voice – and is just off to university to study (what did you decide on Hannah?)

Justin Kruger is a very under-rated writer who grew up on a dairy farm at Crows Nest. He should write a lot more. Especially for the Almanac. He needs to lift. A Downlands graduate (dux I believe) he studied vet and has plied his trade from Goondi to Pittsworth to Dayboro and beyond. He joined Gideon and I on the Confessions tour for the Melbourne and Sydney legs. An original thinker, he developed the phrase ‘the hubris of millinery’. I meet him each year at the Gabba Test. At the last Test we wound up in the German Club on Vulture Street eating pork knuckles with sauerkraut and red wine we definitely did not need.

John Kingsmill is an absolute stalwart of the Almanac. As well as writing from time to time, he is our designer. He is responsible for the great covers of the Almanacs, as well as the layout. He is an Adelaide fan. And a lover of the game.

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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. Grant Fraser says

    The Citzen. My hero.

  2. Who is the bloke standing next to you RK? He looks overwhelmed!

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