Tuesday @ The Footy Almanac

A special edition of Jen Muirden's painting: 'Roo Boy' to commemorate the Round 16 'Fight Like Maddie' match -  Jen Muirden, 2015

A special edition of Jen Muirden’s painting: ‘Roo Boy’ to commemorate the Round 16 ‘Fight Like Maddie’ match – Jen Muirden, 2015

LUNCH WITH LUKE ABLETT – Friday, July 31. 12.30 for 1pm. Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne. Two courses. $50 ($40 for members) rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au

The Ashes Series

Read the story of the Second Test at Lord’s from Citrus Bob Utber and the other reporters.


Round 17

Carlton 4.11.35 lost to Hawthorn 27.11.173
GWS 6.6.42 lost to Geelong 9.15.69
Adelaide 19.11.125 defeated Gold Coast 12.8.80
Richmond 10.18.78 lost to Fremantle 12.10.82
Essendon 17.14.116 lost to Port Adelaide 20.9.129
Brisbane 5.8.38 lost to North Melbourne 16.14.110
Western Bulldogs 15.14.104 defeated Collingwood 13.8.86
Melbourne 6.10.46 lost to St Kilda 12.11.83
West Coast 15.13.103 defeated Sydney 7.9.51


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Almanac Lunch with Luke Ablett – Friday 31st of August at the Royal Melbourne Hotel

Lunch this week is shaping up as a beauty. Come and join John Harms this Friday at the Royal Melbourne Hotel as he chats to Swans premiership player Luke Ablett about his life in footy, as well as his life as a writer, international volunteer and project officer promoting gender equality in sport.

Almanac Lacrosse – Under 19 World Championships: Australia 14 England 13 in quadruple overtime

Sudden victory or sudden defeat: coming to terms with a monumental struggle and its denouement.

Round 17 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Disappointing or disgraceful?

Five losses in a row is Cam Hooke’s tipping point. It’s time for change and there’s selection pressure coming from the VFL players. The axe? Swing it.

Stop and Listen, AFL: The Goodes Debate

David Zita dwells on the Adam Goodes crowd reaction debate. Simply put, it’s a complex issue with, as is often the case in life, far too much grey for reductive black and white posturing – on both sides of the argument.

Mob Mentality

Josh Pinn states his case against the booing of the 2014 Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes.

Round 17 – Brisbane v North Melbourne: The curse is dead; long live the curse.

As Almanackers will appreciate from previous years, for Matt Watson, this weekend was all about The Curse. Russ was in town. For a North Melbourne game…

Round 17 – West Coast v Sydney: Where to from here?

Craig Dodson weaves recent Eagles-Swans history, Leo Barry, text message banter etiquette, Peppa Pig and musings of Tasmanian woodchopping into his game day experience. But for the Swans: where to from here?

Round 17 – A tale of two AFL venues: ES and SO

Peter Clark juxtaposes the conditions at two venues for AFL in Round 17. All match conditions are not created equal. (Wonder how Port, Essendon, GWS and Geelong players feel about it?)

Round 17 Essendon v Port Adelaide: The season’s not over yet.

As Dan Hansen watches Port take the points over Essendon, he remembers a time when a lot of folk thought the season was over for Adelaide Uni Blacks Soothsayers in the 1989 South Australian Ammos season and wonders if all is not lost for Port in 2015.

Round 17 – Carlton v Hawthorn: One Supporter Has Been Blue since 2001

As Hawks supporter Bradley Thomas explains, the ‘Johnsy curse’ continued, as his Hawks had a massive win against the Blues on Friday night.

Round 17 – Melbourne v St. Kilda: Saints Out Tackle Demons Inside 50 (46 Points Actually!)

Not so much the Carl Ditterich Cup, but a “[fight] for the coveted 13th spot on the ladder…” (Braham Dabscheck’s words, not ours!) On a day for the footy purists, St Kilda’s continued development takes another step forward at the ‘G.

Round 17 – Carlton v Hawthorn: Friday Night and the End of Optimism

The People’s Elbow celebrates Carlton’s “Back to the 90’s” promotion, unaware that the club had actually left that decade.

Round 17 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Much a-boo about nothing

Chris Michaels hails Paddy Ryder’s character and effort as he fronted up against his former club on Saturday night. And as the footy gods would have it, Revis’ boy gets the last laugh.

Round 17 – Adelaide Crows v Gold Coast Suns: Adelaide one day, Surry Hills the next

The resilient and courageous Adelaide Crows get the job done against the Suns at the Adelaide Oval in style. Rulebook then heads off to Sin City for the Adelaide Uni Greys and Footy Almanac Sydney lunch, where The Harcourts and the ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup’s Earl O’Neill have our man entertained in fine style.

WAFL Round 18: A Royal announcement

Les Everett reviews Round 18 of the WAFL, as East Perth gives the rest of the competition clear message after thrashing South Fremantle on the weekend.

Round 17 – GWS v Geelong: Manuka sun…Canberra magic moments – Cats master the Giants of Two Homes

Steve Alomes venture to a typically Canberra day when it’s warm in the sunshine and frigid in the shade to see the Cats’ experience get them home.

Round 17 – West Coast v Sydney: Icing on the Cake

Peter Baulderstone closed his eyes and blew out all the candles. When he opened them after the fire brigade had left, his Eagles were 9 goal winners over a listless (and Buddyless) Sydney. No prizes for guessing his birthday wish.

Round 17 – West Coast v Sydney: Ten years of great rivalry mean little, as the Swans suffer another smashing

Swans supporter Jan Courtin chooses to reminisce on the past, rather than focus on the present as the Swans suffer another smashing at the hands of the Eagles.

The Ashes 2015 – Edgbaston Test: call for writers

What an Ashes series this is. The third Test starts on Wednesday (night for us), in Edgbaston. Get involved with our Almanac Cricket writing.

Round 17 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: ‘Baby Bombers Version 2.0’ go down to Port by 13 points in a shootout under the roof

If not for wayward kicking, the “Baby Bombers” could have stolen a win against Port Adelaide. Nick Weidmann gives an in-depth review of the pulsating match.