The Footy Almanac 2011

(Cover art by Jim Pavlidis)

We’d love you to offer your support as a member of the Almanac community by purchasing your copy of The Footy Almanac 2011.

It will be available from Friday November 11.

This year the book is $30 (collected), or $35 (posted).

In 2011, however, we invite a slightly different approach to the purchase of The Footy Almanac. As we do not charge a subscription fee for, we encourage you to become a supporter of the whole Almanac project by ordering your copy of the 2011 edition and including a subscription component in the payment.

Please consider purchasing your copy by taking up one of these subscriptions:


The Max Rooke Subscription (a statue will be erected in your honour in Casterton): your call

The Bobby Davis Memorial Fair Dinkum Unbelievable Subscription:           $500

The Gary Ablett Subscription (get two books, and a trip to Surfers):                 $200

The JPod Subscription (includes a hand-written edition transcribed by monks):  $100

The Jimmy Bartel Subscription (Jimmy will hand-deliver your Almanac):        $75

The Cameron Ling Subscription (your Almanac will never be far away):          $50


Or just order your copy for $30 ($35 including post).

Say g’day and order your copy at [email protected]

Thanks for supporting the Almanac.

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 on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three kids - Theo13, Anna11, Evie10. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition is to lunch for Australia.


  1. Andrew Fithall says

    I don’t think I am going to be able to prevent my wife taking out numerous $75 memberships.

  2. AF, Do you live in the state of Utah? I would therefore encourage further matrimonial initiatives.

  3. Loving Jim’s 2011 cover.

  4. The Razor Ray Subscription. $35. Ray will personally move your book 50m away from your reading position without warning.

  5. The Dane Swan subscription – the whole book is written in colour.

    Great cover.

  6. I like it. (Note: Queensland clubs on the cover two years running).

  7. Fantastic cover – love it

  8. Great cover.

    What does it look like on the back? Perhaps we could put it on the Brownlow Lazy Susan (aka the WAG-on-Wheel) to get a better look?

  9. That wasn’t a WAG-on-wheel. It was a Hotisserie.

  10. The Jimmy Bartel Subscription (Jimmy will hand-deliver your Almanac) ????!!!!
    ARE YOU SERIOUS!!! Where is Susie G, we need to get together on this one! ;)

  11. btw on the cover, is that JTH on Ablett’s left? :)

  12. Glenda Ellis says

    This looks like the Thinking Footballer’s cover. Complete the faces?

  13. Was hoping for A Goodes personally. 300 games and a memorable career, footballer and individual – universally respected. Looks like a pathetic attempt to get Cats guernseys on the cover without further claims of nepotism and insider trading.
    We are a bit insular over West. Many will ask why is the Invisible Man chasing the poor bloke on chemo? Not a lot of recognition of the Suns guernsey over here.

  14. Great, striking picture with bright, contrasting colours and lines. Love the juxtaposition of anonymity and recognition flitting back and forth between the characters and representative symbols. I reckon it will catch the eye in all good bookstores and Target. And as an artwork it is familiar and unique. I give it 5 Buddys.


    Oh, and I don’t want to get technical but someone has inadvertently left the Mighty Hodge subscription out. You know the one where he’ll burst through the pack and deliver it to you on the chest.


  15. Cover looks great.

    I’ll simply be happy with the John Elliot subscription – that is it simply handed to me under the table in a brown paper bag…

  16. The JPod subscription should be available for the elderly.

  17. Yes the cover is very bright, and the subscriptions seem a little too skewed for all , would love to subscribe but are allergic to some names involved

  18. The Woosha subscription – if you don’t buy one he’ll come around to your house and rip yer’ bloody arms off.
    The Avenging Eagle would be very partial to a Guy McKenna subscription – even in Red And Gold.

  19. forwardpocket says

    The Mick Malthouse subscription. Even if it proves to be the best thing you’ve read all year you’ll chuck it in the bin the moment you’ve finished reading and switch to something by a guy you are infatuated with ( even if you’re not sure he can write anything decent).

  20. The Andrew Carrazzo/Rafael Clarke/Fill In The Name of Your Favourite Whipping Boy Here Subscription. $100 and could go anywhere.

    The Ross Lyon Subscription. You pays your money and get a copy of “Eat, Pray, Love”..

  21. The Mick Malthouse subscription: You know it won’t be the last

  22. Pamela Sherpa says

    I couldn’t help but think of Gary Ablett and the cover of this year’s Almanac after the Cats win yesterday.

  23. Gary’s shorts look a bit weighed down on the near side. Maybe he’s carrying a pocketful of pineapples.

    Nice to see the monks are helping JPod with transcribing the 2011 Almanac, with his busted shoulder and all. Go Cats. Premiers again. You little beauty!

  24. John – I have some Magpie ‘acquaintances’. Is there a discounted rate for mailing it out anonymously in a plain brown wrapper?

  25. Richard Naco says

    I prefer to pay by postal note.

    Who do I make it out to, & where do I post it?

    (I hope I don’t get castigated & ostrasized for being the only entry on this thread without any sort of pun!)

  26. The Simon Prestigiacomo membership. Every single bloody time you go to read it, it gets punched away.

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