Monday @ The Footy Almanac

Yvette SK goalkickers

St Kilda goal-kickers: a masterpiece by Yvette Wroby

The annual Almanac cricket dinner, is on Thursday, July 16 at 6.30pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. It features one of the statesmen of Australian cricket, Colin McDonald. Now 86, Colin played 47 Tests for Australia during the 1950 and early 1960s. He remains active and is a lively and fascinating conversationalist. Come and hear Colin’s story, enjoy a two course meal and stay to watch some of Day 1 of the Lord’s Test. RSVP via (Strictly limited numbers)

Round 14

Sydney 14.10.94 defeated Port Adelaide 12.12.84
Collingwood 12.19.91 lost to Hawthorn 15.11.101
Richmond 10.18.78 defeated GWS 10.9.69
Gold Coast 19.11.125 defeated North Melbourne 10.10.70


Where in the world is P. Flynn?

The Ultimate (Australian) Wool Team

The Victorian Wool Team
The South Australian Wool Team
The Western Australian Wool Team
The Riverina Wool Team

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

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The Ashes – Cardiff Test: call for writers

First Test: England v Australia is set to begin Wednesday 8 July. Let’s get this game well covered. Please nominate a day.

Tigers and Pies- Best 22

Glen puts a team together of players who have played for the Tigers and the Pies in memory of Phil Walsh, who played for both clubs along with the Brisbane Bears in his football career.

Round 14 – Richmond v GWS: Secret Intelligence

John Green has form as an ear-to-the-ground mole. So it pays for footballers to be cautious around him.

A Tribute To Ryan Harris

An appreciative Luke Reynolds casts his eye over the career of Australian fast bowler Ryan Harris, who was forced by injury to retire from all forms of the game.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Pies fall just short again as footy mourns Phil Walsh

Frank Taylor gives a forthright review of the Pies v Hawthorn clash for the Floreat Pica Society

Round 14 – Gold Coast v North Melbourne: Here Comes the Sun!

Gary Ablett’s back and so are Archie Butterfly’s Suns. A 2014 Richmond like tilt at the finals awaits a team eager to get back on the back page.

Round 14 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Football

On the sort of day when football seems irrelevant, Rick Kane saw a match that was a testament to the game and Phil Walsh

WAFL Round 15: Wins for Subi and Swans

Les Everett covers the close game and the not so close game in Round 15 of the WAFL. Subi are clearing out on top as their new Kitchin bakes something tasty.

Jarrod Waite and the Hand of God

An ode to Jarrod Waite with his 200th game approaching against the Blues

Round 14 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: The art of football

A free day (a last) for Joe Moore takes him to MONA in his home town of Hobart before getting his depleted Swans over the line.

Phil Walsh: for the good of the game

Dave Brown takes time to reflect on the tragic death of Phil Walsh. As he shows, it is a time for all families to reflect and re-consider.

Some thoughts on the week past

Port Adelaide supporter and Alice Springs journalist Nick Kossatch with a reflection on Phil Walsh and the other events of the week.

Phil Walsh – A Light In The Room Has Been Dimmed

Author Wesley Hall on the tragedy of Philip Walsh’s death and how it has touched him.

Round 14 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: Art, football, and a gutsy win, followed by a day of sadness

Swans supporter Jan Courtin discusses the Swans gutsy win over the Power, while reminding us all that football comes second when a tragedy happens.

Where in the world is P. Flynn?

I think he’s inside the Arctic Circle now, after annoying the bejesus out of everyone at the Irish Derby at The Curragh.

Phil Walsh

We are thinking of the Walsh family, and all those who have suffered, and continue to suffer, in the face of immense human loss and sadness.

Round 13 – Brisbane Lions v Adelaide Crows: AFL footy is like school footy

Some Junior Almanac brightness on a genuinely dark day. Aidan Hammond’s match report of both Adelaide’s stirring win over the Lions at the ‘Gabba as well as East Adelaide’s thrilling come-from-behind win over St Joseph’s in school footy.

Footys4All: Sports equipment and books to Tarrengower

Footys4All get sporting equipment and books to people who would not otherwise have access to them. [A timely follow on from yesterday’s piece about footy in jail – Ed]

Round 13 – Richmond v Sydney: Multi-sport athletes

Chris Daley looks at the football codes and how they evolved, what purpose they initially served, and how in modern times they intersect with broader personal and societal issues of serious addiction.

Match Review Panel: more Paul Kelly, less Aussie Crawl

Dave Brown discusses how an 80 year article can relate to today’s football, when discussing umpiring and the ever controversial Match Review Panel.