Thursday@The Footy Almanac

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Many jumpers

OLD FOOTY JUMPERS SERIES: Send us a photo and story of your old woollen footy jumper.


 Forthcoming Events (for your diary – details in the Calendar of Events)

Aug 29 – Come to the Almanac lunch celebrating all things South MelbourneFeaturing Peter Bedford.

Sep 22 – Almanac Brownlow Darts Tournament; Sep 26 – Almanac Grand Final Eve Lunch; Nov 3 – Almanac Melbourne Cup Lunch with Greg Carpenter

AFL Round 22 Reports 

Port Adelaide v Carlton

North Melbourne v Adelaide

Essendon v Gold Coast

GWS v Collingwood

Hawthorn v Geelong

West Coast v Melbourne

Brisbane v Fremantle

Western Bulldogs v Sydney

Richmond v St Kilda

Footy Almanac – Popular Pieces

E. Regnans on how effective is that AFL equalisation policy

Trucker Slim on his daughter’s classic Grand Final victory

Best footballers to have an association with the wool industry

The Almanac Podcast: Listen to EPISODE 16

Become a  2014 Footy Almanac Member

Cam Hookes’ Collingwood life – Round 23 preview

Four more wins and Collingwood will be in the Grand Final. True believer Cam Hooke takes a good look at Friday night’s Pies v Hawks.

Brisbane Lions – Season Review 2014

A review of Brisbane’s 2014 season has QldPies feeling bullish.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Ultima

Earl O’Neill casts an eye across the finals prospects and finds that culture and organisational depth is the difference between the haves and have nots.

AFL Round 22- Greater Western Sydney v Collingwood: Uncontested Goals

Earl O’Neill reports on the chemical effects of body putty, and a damp evening at the Sydney Showgrounds where G took on C.

Funeral Notice: Jan (John) Gigacz

The funeral of Jan (John) Gigacz, father of former editor, and great supporter and friend of the Almanac, Gigs, will be held on Friday morning. Details are included in this post.

Local footy and netball (and other sports): tell us where and when your side is playing finals

With so many of our readers and writers involved in local sporting clubs, I thought it would be a nice opportunity for you to let us know where your side is playing finals – whether you be a player, coach, helper, fan. [Add the details as a comment in this post - or write us a whole yarn]

Is this all the woollen footy jumpers in the world?

Name the teams.

The Footy Almanac Podcast – Episode 16

Nice and early for you after an unavoidable hiatus, the podcast crew are back on the couch with this week’s guest; sportswriter and Almanacker, Jill Scanlon.

Zimbabwe Triangular Series Game 1- Zimbabwe v Australia: Return to Harare

Luke Reynolds reports on the one-day game between Australia and Zimbabwe, including footage of Mitchell Johnson smashing the television commentary box with a straight six.

Round 22 – Haiku Bob – filling holes

Haiku Bob is (pleasantly) surprised to find himself penning a winning Haiku for his Magpies in the wet in Sydney.

Overheard at Essendon again: A post Cronulla deal chat between a worried player and EFC official

Sean Curtain has been hanging around Melrose Drive again, which is nothing like Cronulla.

AFL Round 22: Geelong v Hawthorn – the mind is a prison

Rick Kane sneezed and spluttered and bellowed while watching the Hawks trail the Cats. He sent bile hurtling from the depth of his liver’s bum. And then the Hawks starting kicking goals. Ten of them.

AFL Round 23 – to the wire we go!

Our Fearless correspondent wraps up the ramifications of Round 23, with a rap on the knuckles for finals at Homebush.

AFL Round 22 – Saturday night

JTH on an evening at the Waterside Hotel watching the Bledisloe Cup, and the night working out what happened at the MCG. [Contains traces of P. Flynn analysis - Ed]

VFL & AFL footballers from Aoteaora

Aoteaora is home to many fine musicians and actors. What about Australian Rules footballers? Glen picks a side from The Land of The Long White Cloud.

How’s that equalisation working out for you?

E.Regnans charts the performance of clubs over the last 16 years to gauge the effectiveness of the AFL’s equalisation policy. There are a couple of outliers on the high side, and then there are the Tigers and Demons. Why is it so?

AFL – Round 22: Port Adelaide v Carlton: Restored Focus

The Power cruise to a massive victory: heads up, these boys are just warming up for the finals.

Crio’s Question: The Year of the Fan?

Crio questions the many different types of fans who follow the footy, and questions whether the AFL’s new found commitment to fan’s interest is more than spin-deep.

AFL Round 22 – Richmond v St. Kilda: An old and a new Saint shine in the gloom of a loss to the Tigers.

It’s been a tough year for Sainters as Braham Dabscheck points out, but there’s always something to cling to.

The People’s Elbow: Shake It Off — Mick Malthouse Doesn’t Care What You Think

The People’s Elbow thinks “Grumpy Old Mick” is a tired trope and a lazy stereotype. Just like Taylor Swift’s transformation to pop star, Mick doesn’t need to change a thing if he’s to transform Carlton’s list.