Round 14 @ The Footy Almanac

Craig Nott four genrations

Four generations at Kardinia Park: Craig Nott, his daughter Tilly, his father, and Tilly’s great-grandfather Freddo.

The annual Almanac cricket dinner, on Thursday, July 16 at 6.30pm at the Royal Melbourne Hotel features one of the statesmen of Australian cricket, Colin McDonald. Now 86, Colin played 47 Tests for Australia during the 1950 and 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 the first session of Day 1 of the Lord’s Test. RSVP via

Round 13

Fremantle 12.8.80 defeated Collingwood 11.7.73
Sydney 11.11.77 lost to Richmond 14.11.95
Brisbane 10.9.69 lost to Adelaide 11.16.82
Hawthorn 16.18.114 defeated Essendon 11.10.76
St Kilda 7.14.56 lost to Western Bulldogs 9.8.62
Carlton 14.19.103 defeated Gold Coast 9.15.69


Mickey Randall on leaving Singapore
Where in the world is P. Flynn?
Four generations of one family at the footy
Patrick O’Brien went to the time-honoured Community Cup

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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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.

Tribal Voices, Better Words and Other Connections

In response to Rick Kane’s recent piece on Dave Warner, the Almanac’s wandering international correspondent, Steven Alomes, introduces us to Tania Mouraud.

Crio’s Racing: Nothing to report

Crio’s reduced to looking for quirky names or exotic places. The racing’s on simmer. Anyone willing to turn up the gas?

Singapore and Me

Mickey Randall and family are coming home to Australia. It makes him reflect.

Fitzroy Rotary Pick One Update: Round 14

Peter Hille soldiers on with the latest Rotary Pick One Update.

Round 13 – Hawthorn v Essendon: Ant-man over Batmania

Question: Where would you expect to see Ant-man? At the MCG? Or at Comic-con? Paul Campbell tells us.

Round 13 – Carlton v Gold Coast: Referring to my notes

Noticing an absence of Carlton (and Gold Coast) Knackers, Peter Fuller puts up his hand – and his notebook – to provide a report from Etihad Stadium.

Round 13 – Haiku Bob: through the lines

Haiku Bob’s response to a tight contest in Perth.

Round 14 Preview – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life

World class footy analysis for the serious Pies fan. [All games are important but I suspect Dr Hooke is thinking this one in even more important – Ed]

The Game they Play in Prison

Ever wondered how footy is played inside prison? The Inside Man gives us his second report with an insightful story about the unique way that footy is played inside the hard-scrabble prisons of North West WA. (Comments welcomed as they mean a lot to the blokes inside – Ed.)