Round 22 @ The Footy Almanac

Mickey Randall in his time-honoured Blundstones. Check out his story, below

Mickey Randall in his time-honoured Blundstones. Check out his story, below

The next Almanac Lunch in Melbourne is with Darren Flanigan, all-round good bloke, who has a wealth of experience in footy and in pouring beers (with Bruce ‘The Pres’ Lindner). Aug 28, 12.30 for 1pm. (Before the Geelong v Collingwood match). More details.

The Ashes Series
Round 21

Hawthorn 13.8.86 lost to Port Adelaide 16.12.108
Collingwood 7.14.56 lost to Richmond 23.9.147
GWS 6.8.44 lost to Sydney 20.13.133
Gold Coast Suns 14.13.97 defeated Essendon 14.11.95
St Kilda 14.13.97 drew with Geelong 15.7.97
Adelaide 20.11.131 defeated Brisbane 6.8.44
North Melbourne 14.10.94 defeated Fremantle 12.11.83
Carlton 12.6.78 defeated Melbourne 7.13.55


Wonderful family story from Josh Pinn who shows how sport can have a genuine impact.

Mickey Randall on the uniquely Australian footwear trifecta of Dunlop Volleys, Blundstone Boots and ‘double plugger’ thongs.

Swish Schwerdt shares an update on Old Mate Clem; a Bulldogs fan from way back who, like his club under Luke Beveridge, is on the mend after a fall and ready for finals footy.

The Ultimate (Australian) Wool Team

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Round 22 – Essendon v Richmond: Traditional footy at the G?

Rod Oaten is a stickler for tradition. He’s also very patient. He hopes things will get better next season.


Richie, Fos, Teddy, Gough – now Bart. Peter Baulderstone honours the passing of an era not just a man. When times were nobler and you didn’t have to like horse racing to love the understated genius of a man like Bart Cummings.

Fancy Traditional Japanese Room on Post Footy Season Holiday?

Yoshi demonstrates he has fully embraced the AFL experience by having the Bulldogs as his second team. He also has a tourism experience for you should you be less than interested in September in Australia

WAFL Round 23: Tigers get there

West Perth drops off Swan Districts’ Christmas card list as Les Everett sees Claremont pounce on the last finals spot in the WAFL. A televisual war looms out west

Steven Motlop, The Clash, and a bit of Sam Smith

Geelong’s season over for 2015 – David Zita points out retention is just as important as acquisition for the Cats’ bounce. Warning Crows fans: this piece contains traces of Patrick Dangerfield

When code-hoppers take a very big hop

Wes Hull considers the rise in the number of AFL players from overseas (code-hoppers) and considers the way in which Australian football embraces those players and also encourages players from diverse backgrounds.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: Border force and hope without finals (Floreat Pica Society)

Andrew Fithall, on behalf of the Floreat Pica Society, finds perspective in a house unaccustomed to life without finals football. The young ‘uns are going to be alright.

VWFL – St Kilda Sharks: a brave game and a magnificently brave act

The Sharks are marching into the Victorian Women’s Football League finals after a spirited battle that featured all of what makes footy special, Yvette Wroby writes.

Almanac music – Stereo Stories: He Doesn’t Know Why by Fleet Foxes

This week’s Stereo Story is a poignant memoir by New Zealand writer Maria Majsa about her troubled refugee father and her creative musician son. One was stymied in his love for music, the other has been able to fill the generation gap.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: D. Menzel

Old Dog on Daniel Menzel and the determination to return from injury.

Queen + Adam Lambert, a year on.

Wayne Ball on his experience going to a Queen + Adam Lambert concert in Sydney last year.

Round 22 – Geelong v Collingwood: a speculative match report

Pies supporter Damian Balassone has attempted to predict the future by writing a report on Geelong v Collingwood, a game that hasn’t happened yet.

Smokie Dawson (or Smokey Dawson)

Dips O’Donnell lays down a challenge to all Almanacas to get a table at the Footy Almanac Grand Final lunch full of Smokey or Smokie Dawson’s.

Round 22: The Pre Wrap

The Wrap previews and discusses Round 22 while also giving a summary of what has happened not just the AFL but world sport in the last 2 months.

Almanac Rugby League: Tom Brock Lecture 2015

This year’s Tom Brock Lecture is to be given by Ross McMullin in Sydney on 16 September.

Round 22 Preview – It’s just business!

Sal Ciardulli previews Round 22 and gives his tips for the Memsie Stakes at Caufield on Saturday.

Almanac Racing – “there’s movement at the station…”

Wipe the sleep from your eyes – the Memsie meeting ramps up the quality and any race fans had better start to take notice. Crio & Co ensure we’ll all be “Rich Enuff” on Saturday night. Tips please.

Has D. Flanigan had a haircut? Find out at lunch on Aug 28, before Geelong v Collingwood

Darren Flanigan is coming to lunch on Aug 28. Book now.

Round 21 – St Kilda v Geelong: The Performer

So you want to understand Johnno? P.J. Flynn revels in the magic and madness of old mate Stevie J. [Pure gold – JTH]

Chappy: he’s so reliable

Chappy! He’s so reliable. [A piece first published for Chappy’s 200th – Ed]