Wednesday @ the Almanac

                  Celebrated Australian journalist and story-teller Andrew Rule is our guest at lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms this Friday June 7. More information HERE.



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                  AFL Round 11

                  North Melbourne 15.9.99 d Richmond 9.8.62
                  Collingwood 11.9.75 d by Fremantle 11.13.79
                  GWS 19.12.126 d Gold Coast 6.7.43
                  Geelong 13.7.85 d Sydney 8.15.63
                  Brisbane 12.13.85 d Hawthorn 10.6.66
                  Melbourne 12.16.88 d by Adelaide 14.6.90
                  St Kilda 9.15.69 d by Port Adelaide 22.7.139
                  Essendon 11.8.74 d Carlton 4.9.33
                  West Coast 21.7.133 d Western Bulldogs 10.12.72


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                  2019 Cricket World Cup – Australia v Afghanistan: A nerve-settling start

                  As Australia looks to its game against the West Indies, Sean Mortell reviews their opening win over Afghanistan.

                  Almanac Teams: The Last Noel

                  Have we seen the last Noel in AFL footy? Glen! is undeterred. Here’s his team of Noels.

                  World Football – Yoshi playing for Hong Kong Dragons in Shanghai

                  In Shanghai for the Saints v Power game, Yoshi also had a full itinerary of socialising and playing footy for the Hong Kong Dragons. (I’m tired just reading this schedule – Ed).

                  Almanac Lunches: Syd Jackson, you star! And Andrew Rule on Friday (June 7).

                  Syd Jackson was a wonderful guest at lunch last Friday (May 31) and we are looking forward to hearing from Andrew Rule this Friday (June 7). I wonder whether Her Majesty has rung Andrew today?

                  Balcony Banter Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: From Darwin to Dreamtime

                  It’s a long way from Darwin to the MCG, especially for your first game of footy. Read about the adventures of two young Tiger fans at the Dreamtime game.

                  1973 Championship of Australia – Smoking, Tigers, Hidden Coaches

                  The best team in Australia in 1973 was decided between Richmond, Subiaco, Glenelg and Scottsdale (!) over two Adelaide October days. Swish brings us some extra colour on Adelaide Oval’s last splurge of big-time footy for a few decades.

                  Support the Almanac on Five Day: $5 on the fifth.

                  Happy Almanac Five Day (for June 5). It would help enormously if you made a $5 contribution towards sustaining the Almanac.

                  Round 8 – WAFL class man: Weekly report from Les Everett

                  After a hard week back in the workforce, Les Everett presents his informative Round 8 WAFL report.

                  Round 11 – North Melbourne v Richmond: A new dawn, baby

                  Andrew Starkie is a satisfied man, unlike his mate Daff, as the Roos upset the Tigers in their Round 11 match.

                  All that’s wrong with footy: the curse of the win/loss

                  Yvette Hollings expresses her heartfelt feelings about the sacking of Brendon Bolton in her articulate, thought provoking article.

                  Round 11 – Collingwood v Fremantle (Floreat Pica Society Report): Purple Gloom

                  It was a dark day for Luke Reynolds and Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday. This week Luke reports for the Floreat Pica Society.

                  Round 11 – Geelong v Sydney: Keeping up with the Kardinians

                  Joe Moore makes his way to Geelong headquarters and leaves feeling pretty good about his side’s future. [Great title from you too Joe – Ed]

                  Almanac Lunch: With Andrew Rule – Friday 7 June at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel

                  This Almanac lunch will be a beauty! Andrew Rule, one of Australia’s top journalists will be our special guest next Friday, 7th June, @ 1:00pm at the North Fitzroy Arms Hotel, 296 Rae St., North Fitzroy. Don’t miss out, book now!

                  SANFL Round 8 – Norwood returns to the winners circle: by Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood

                  Rulebook reviews the SANFL Round 8 match between Norwood and West Adelaide, as always, in his own inimitable style.

                  Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 11 review, Round 12 preview

                  Cam Hooke reviews Collingwood’s disappointing loss to Fremantle, before calling for change for the upcoming Queen’s Birthday clash against Melbourne.

                  Round 11 – Collingwood v Fremantle: Reality checks and good Saturday arvo footy

                  Sean Mortell travelled to the MCG for a traditional Saturday arvo game against Freo. Despite the disappointing result, he came away having enjoyed a thrilling finish.

                  Round 11 – Geelong v Sydney: Winter wonderland and muddy jumpers

                  Anna Pavlou transitioned from the local Power House match to home while following her beloved Cats and relishing the winter weather.

                  Almanac Teams: A team of Dougs

                  Phil Dimitriadis produces another team of flashbacks that includes some genuine stars called Doug to celebrate Sir Doug Nicholls round.

                  Round 11 – Essendon v Carlton: An MCG Comedy

                  On a day of rain of biblical proportions, Caspar McLeod also finds himself praying to the Gods of Good Grades.

                  Round 11 – Geelong v Sydney: The score line wasn’t that important

                  It was a case of what might have been for the Sydney Swans. But Jan Courtin remains positive.

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