The Tigers’ Almanac Launch

The Tigers’ Almanac writers. What a brilliant job they have done. Pic: Smokie Dawson


We celebrated The Tigers’ Almanac at a very Almanacky function at Percy Jones’s North Fitzroy Arms on Wednesday night. Perc tolerated the huge Tigers crowd very well, considering. Renditions of the Tigers’ song – some orchestrated, but most spontaneous – filled the summer air. It was a classic December night; very good for drinking beer.


The pub was chockers ensuring the kind of Almanac chaos we’re used to. But thanks to Terry and the staff for their mighty efforts to keep us all fed and watered.


Thanks to George Megalogenis and John Mosig who battled difficult conditions – it was very noisy where we speakers were standing – but the message was clear. There was no doubt we were in Tigerland.


It was great to meet many readers (hopefully one day they’ll be contributors). Kerrie Gardner and clan are typical of the people there: they have lived Tigers’ lives. It’s part of them – a not insignificant part.


Thanks to all those who helped out, especially Susan Harms and Vanessa Fox. And to my kids for looking after themselves.


But thanks especially to the writers – this is a book of Richmond life.


[The event was suppported by Deakin University. We will be working with some Deakin students again throughout 2018]


Presenting The Tigers’ Almanac 2017. Read all about it HERE.

Purchase The Tigers’ Almanac 2017 HERE.


It’s here, and copies are being posted out now.


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. bob.speechley says

    Looks like another very successful Almanac occasion.

    Sorry I missed but I will be buying copies for some ? friends.

    If I don’t see you beforehand all the best to Susan and the family for the fast approaching Festive Season.

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  2. Hi guys,

    I really love the Footy Almanac community and am happy you all enjoyed the Tigers Almanac launch. I wish I could be there and entertained you guys.

    It’s another reminder I have to do the best to move to Melbourne to attend Almanac events and to be close to my St Kilda boys.



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