Round 9 @ The Footy Almanac

Luke Ball and JTH

Luke Ball and JTH at the Royal Melbourne Hotel.

Thanks to Luke and Ray Ball, and Sean Gorman, for making the Almanac lunch so enjoyable. There were some really interesting insights from each speaker. Luke was very open and the gathering was very appreciative. Thanks to the Royal Melbourne Hotel as well.

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Round 8

Geelong 22.8.140 defeated Carlton 9.9.63
St Kilda 12.6.72 lost to West Coast 20.11.131
GWS 16.12.108 defeated Adelaide 12.12.84
Gold Coast 9.9.63 lost to Collingwood 20.12.132
Hawthorn 9.15.69 lost to Sydney 11.7.73
Fremantle 17.13.115 defeated North Melbourne 5.12.42
Essendon 21.10.136 defeated Brisbane 12.6.78
Melbourne 15.13.103 defeated Western Bulldogs 9.10.64
Port Adelaide 5.13.63 lost to Richmond 11.10.76


Joe Moore on the booing of Adam Goodes
Steve Hodder on the booing of Adam Goodes
Tim Watts fesses up to a footy infidelity
Sarah Black on the urgencies of putting together a TV show
The People’s Elbow Bumper Carlton Activity Book will bring all Bluebaggers back to Carlton.


We’ve been looking to find the best footballers to have come out of the wool industry. Here are the nominations (so far) from each state: Victoria, Riverina, South Australia, Western Australia (add your nominations in the comments section of the lists)

Also, have a look at our Old Woollen Footy Jumpers series.

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Hail Adam Goodes In This Indigenous Round

Carlton. Nice place to live, if you can afford one of its Victorian architect terraced homes; close to the City; some of Melbourne’s best coffee, Italian restaurants and cafes; the best book shop, Readings; La Mama; Royal Exhibition Building; the University; the Nova; Carlton Gardens; close to the Zoo, and the wonderful multi-cultural mix inhabiting [Read more]

What’s in a game? Why Sports Economics is a big deal.

The economics of sport is a worthy topic itself, but also sheds some light on broader economic issues, writes The Airport Economist Tim Harcourt.

Excerpts from the Big “Bump Free” Bumper Carlton Activity Funbook

Kids are leaving the Carlton Football Club in droves… this might help get them back.

Racism among some football fans: the booing of Adam Goodes

Joe Moore gives his explanation for the ongoing booing of Adam Goodes and strongly condemns any expression of racism in football and in all parts of life.

Rotary Club Update

Peter Hille gives an update on the Rotary Club tipping competition.

Booing Adam Goodes

Steve Hodder offers some thoughts on why Adam Goodes is booed, and he doesn’t think notions of race have anything to do with it.

Round 9 – Preview: Head High Heaven

Sal Ciardulli, Carlton man, tries to concentrate on this week’s matches, a round which has some sitters and some tight ones.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwod life: Round 9 preview

Cam Hooke is back with his weekly preview

Crio’s Racing: Much of muchness

You couldn’t possibly get excited by the Melbourne metro option – a dog’s breakfast with cats on the menu. But Crio concedes some interest in Doomben and a yearning for the Swedish trots. The man needs a break. Tips please!

Round 8 – Geelong v Carlton: Carrying The Torch

James ‘Dermie’ Demetrie (our Almanac IT man) finlly got to run out for the mighty Cats. He explains how.

Where to from here because it’s time to cut the crap!

Don’t step back, step right into it with a clear idea of the most important trait in football: enthusiasm. That’s Jill Scanlon’s advice for New Carlton in the 14 weeks they have left of the 2015 season.

A Certain Infidelity: Bearing All (sic – as you will see)

Federal Member for Gellibrand Tim Watts is confessing an undeniable infidelity – no, not the one that politicians usually confess to. A worse one: his sworn vows to the Brisbane Bears are being pulled apart by the fighting passion of the Doggies.

Haiku Bob – Round 8 – wherever you look

What a difference a week makes: “10 goals up/We start talking again/About the future.”

FIFA Scandal: Sepp Blatter speaks

Our western correspondent shares exclusive footage from inside FIFA headquarters.

Almanac Soccer – The Goodfellas A-League and EPL Season Wrap (2014-2015)

With Melbourne Victory taking the local honours in the A-League and Chelsea claiming the EPL title, Dr Cruel and Stone Cold Steve Baker wrap up the seasons that were in Australia and English soccer. Gorn, GET IN!

Old Carlton vs the New: will there be any changes?

Mark LeGiodice and Steven Trigg have promised Carlton fans a strong rebuild leading to a bright future… but will they be able to walk the perilous tightrope and avoid the long damnations of history? Fooz Pietersen investigates.

Twitter – the Student Journos’ Best Friend

As Sarah explains, Twitter has become the students best friend as Sarah and her classmates found when covering the Mick Malthouse sacking.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Neutral Supporters.

Tigers supporter Chris and his Eagle supporting mate Al wantched the Hawks v Swans game as neutrals and Al especially had a great time.

SANFL: Rulebook’s Redlegs v The Cock-a-doodle-dos

Rulebook previews the big game between the Legs and the Roosters.

Round 8- Hawthorn v Sydney: YOLO

In footy you live at least once each week. Mathilde de Hauteclocque has lived it this week. We are the better for it.