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              The Tale of the Tiger Tape — 2019

              Anagrams, interesting stats, and more as Gigs reviews Richmond’s premiership winning season in his own inimitable style.

              Almanac Basketball: 76ers need to move on from Ben Simmons

              Deakin Uni student Mark Miller commences a weekly basketball feature for the Footy Almanac. Today he examines the career of Ben Simmons at the Philadelphia 76ers and questions whether it is time for Ben Simmons to move on.

              Almanac Cricket – Test Team of the 80s

              In a moment of sleeplessness, Damian Balassone created a super Test Team for the 1980s. What do you think of his team? Any glaring omissions?

              Almanac Fashion: A Bit Shirty

              As that little known David Bowie/Graham Parker duet goes, “Fashion Is No Ordinary Word”. In Swish’s case, very ordinary. What’s in your t-shirt collection? And why is it still there at all?

              Nominations: Conversation of the Year.

              Dips O’Donnell has nominated his conversation of the year. It’s a beauty. Have you got one to share?

              Helmets and Parachutes

              High pressure hoses, parachutes & helmets, and the laws of cricket. What does it all mean? Phil Hill explains.

              Almanac Footy History: Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser, an ornament to the game

              Rulebook told the story of Norwood and SANFL legend, Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser last year – Glen is sadly no longer with us, but his deeds will live on long into the future of SA footy. Vale Black Duck.

              A Six on the Sixth

              Kate Birrell is a proud parent experiencing the joy of watching a growing son and his deeds on the cricket field, especially clocking a cracking six!

              The Odd Friday Lunch (Dec 13): With special guest Simon Madden

              Great to have Simon Madden as our guest at the next Odd Friday/Almanac Lunch. Book now.

              SANFL 1966 Grand Final – Sturt v Port Adelaide: First of Five

              Norwood’s Ron Kneebone featured on the cover of the 1966 SANFL Grand Final Budget. The second successive Oatey-Williams Grand Final proved to be the beginning of a Double Blue era of dominance.

              “Talking Sideways” – by Reg Dodd & Malcolm McKinnon

              “Talking Sideways”, a new book by Reg Dodd & Malcolm McKinnon is a story about Aboriginal life, of living and growing up around Finniss Springs in South Australia’s arid north.

              Almanac Weekend Read: All (Dusty) Roads Lead to Landor

              Dennis Gedling takes us way out West for the ninety-eighth running of the Landor Cup. It’s a three-day carnival about all that is best in country racing. (Make yourself a cuppa and enjoy this feature – Ed.)

              Desert Island Books – Feeding the mind: Which books will you take?

              We’ve fed the soul with music, now it’s time to feed the mind with books. Nominate the books you’d like to read “lost” on a desert island.

              Almanac Cricket – Pomborneit Cricket Club 2019/20 Season: November Review

              Luke Reynolds updates the Pomberneit Cricket Club season 2019/2020 with all the results and reviews for November.

              Almanac Cricket – R G D Willis, former England captain dies aged 70

              The Almanac community pays tribute to former England captain Bob Willis who has died aged 70.

              So what’s in The Tigers Almanac 2019?

              Here’s what’s in The Tigers Almanac 2019. (This post includes the Table of Contents) Order your copies now for delivery from Dec 12.

              Two Kicks – Bernie Quinlan’s Traralgon

              Shane Reid has deep roots in Traralgon which means he is immersed in the mystique of Bernie Quinlan, the town’s favourite son. Shane takes us on a visit to his ‘gateway town’ to explore, reminisce and absorb the aura. (A beautiful piece of writing – Ed.)

              Almanac Cricket History – Australia v New Zealand at Perth

              Australia and New Zealand have clashed in Perth seven times over the past forty years. With the next encounter looming, Ian Hauser looks back over Australia v New Zealand Tests played in the West.

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

              Happy Almanac Five Day (for Dec 5). It would help enormously if you made a $5 contribution towards ensuring the Almanac is sustained.