Tuesday@The Footy Almanac

Pam Sherpa with her dad

Dick McGillivray in his woollen Essendon premiership jumper with daughters Pam (front) and Denise, (See the story below)

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

Another fine Almanac lunch at the Waterside Hotel yesterday. Simon Marshall and Mark Pennings both masters of their respective subjects. Copies of Mark’s  new book Football in Marvellous Melbourne, 1877-1885 available now (drop me a line). The official launch of Mark’s book is on at the MCC Library at the MCG July 28 from 1pm.

Adelaide Uni FC Greys Lunch, Sunday August 3. Should be a cracker. Almanac readers all welcome. (That’s the sort of bunch they are). rsvp@footyalmanac.com.au

AFL Round 18 Reports

Carlton v North Melbourne

St Kilda v Fremantle

GWS v Geelong

Port Adelaide v Melbourne

Western Bulldogs v Essendon

West Coast v Richmond

Brisbane v Gold Coast

Hawthorn v Sydney

Collingwood v Adelaide

Footy Almanac – Popular Pieces

Best footballers to have an association with the wool industry

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AFL Round 18 – Review: Roasting Rowdy

JTH spent Saturday night at Rowdy’s 50th birthday celebration where the family room became Bay 13 for 40+ revellers (and more?)

Be a good parent at the footy please

What do you do when a parent at the footy is swearing his head off in front of his toddler son? Craig Dodson ponders such behaviour.

Golovkin v Geale: Time Itself Stood Still

Gregor Lewis doesn’t buy into talk of boxer Daniel Geale being ‘exposed’ in his loss to Gennady Golovkin. Rather, he saw a true heart and an unwavering resolve.

AFL Round 18 – Hawthorn v Sydney: the threads of life, and footy

The company of good friends, an enthusiastic French exchange student, and a fine game of footy. Ian Latham coped with the Swans losing.

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v Adelaide: A game in 33 questions

Dave Brown finds more questions than answers in his Crows win over the Magpies. Does the weight of their sleeve tatts cause the Collingwood players to run around in circles?

One Question for Max Papley

Daryl Baldock was a genius across many sports, not just footy. Warwick Nolan enquires if anyone has heard of Max Papley who partnered the great man to win a ‘double wicket’ cricket tournament in the 60′s.

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Late Last Night

‘Swish’ Schwerdt finds that one offspring still shares his dedication to the Crows. Homework can wait when there is a win over the Magpies in the offing.

AFL Round 18 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Solace in Icelandic Ambience

Joe Moore tunes into a little “Fighting Shit” to calm the nerves before his Swans take on the Hawks. It was a great contest, but why did they name the band after Buddy’s goal kicking?

Crio’s Question: Jobs that aren’t all they’re cracked up to be?

You’ll find them in the Classifieds. “Get paid to go to sports events.” How could you possibly go wrong?
Crio reminds us that “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is”.
Nominations please.

30 for 30 Australia

If a 30 for 30 were done on an Australian sporting topics what would they be. Edward P. Olsen has some suggestions. Your suggestions welcome.

AFL Round 18 – Hawthorn v Sydney: The Slap

Old Dog watches one of the best AFL games he’s seen in years – taking in the skill in the face of pressure and the fact that it was the frenzied chaos we value so much.

South African Lions Heading to Jamestown

James Lang previews the arrival of the South African team for the International Rules tournament culminating at the MCG on 23 August. They start at Jamestown in the Mid North of South Australia to see how the locals do it.

2012 AFL Grand Final: Hug me like the world is ending

The recent Hawks v Swans blockbuster had more than a touch of 2012 Grand Final magic. Its a good time for a look back at Swans fan David Williams’ recollection of that great match.

A Vickery of Sorts

Callum O’Connor gives us some measured thoughts on the act of Tyron Vickery this weekend. Interpretation 1 or 2 see the likely exiting of Vickery for the year and perhaps from the black and yellow entirely.

AFL Round 18: Collingwood v Adelaide – Nothing to Crow about as Pies quickstep out of the eight

Floreat Pica’s stream of frustrated consciousness captures Collingwood’s (lack of) strategy that costs them a top eight spot.

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Bodies, spirits (London Town)

David Wilson (and family) views Australia and footy from their cultural journey across Europe. Somehow losing to the Crows seems less important from a distance.

The last woollen football jumper

The thought of his last football jumper hurts like a purple bruise.

Junior footy’s faux pa’s

Jeff Dowsing wonders where have all the fathers gone? The increasing role of women in footy is welcomed, but is it because men have vacated the role? (Raises important issues for our society, not just our sport – Ed.)

Friday Night; Bright Lights

Parents huddle in their cars on a cold evening at junior footy training, hoping to avoid the dreaded Team Manager’s allocation of game day tasks. Kate Birrell’s glorious art and wistful words capture it all.

We have just witnessed the Grand Final preview

Jackson Clark watched the brilliant match between Hawthorn and Sydney last night and concludes that they are easily the best teams – and two very, very good footy teams at that.