AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Hawthorn Hawks (15th)

This is what the Hawthorn list looked like in 1997. What are your memories of those dark, dark days?

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Melbourne Demons (16th)

The Dees were dismal in 1997. Does this look like the list of a sixteenth placed team? Let us know who you recognise or who you’d forgotten.

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Introduction and The Coaches

Can 1997 really be two decades ago? Apparently so, as Swish introduces this pictorial series covering the coaches and players from the 1997 AFL season.

Round 16 – Adelaide v Western Bulldogs: Jakes in Flight

Detours, getting lost and airport parking couldn’t stop Swish and his family making it to Adelaide to watch an impressive Crows outfit demolish the Bulldogs.

Old Woollen Footy Jumpers – Adelaide University (The Blacks): Swish Schwerdt

Swish Schwerdt tells the story of becoming an Adelaide Uni Black, and of the jumper he wore for eight memorable seasons. [Yes, Swish, once a Black always a Black – Ed]

Round 15 – Carlton v Adelaide: Crows Back to Top Form? Yeah, Nup

Swish descends into the maelstrom of the ground level of the Ponsford Stand with his non-stop girls.

1975: VFL Enters the Colour TV Age – Nice Knickers (and Hose)

How did the VFL teams adapt to the introduction of colour tele in 1975? Tastefully, of course.

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg

One of the biggest names in Australian football (along with several obscure ones) appears in this next instalment of Swish’s list of Glenelg interstate interlopers during the SANFL’s black and golden years.

Round 11 – Geelong v Adelaide: Once, Twice, Three Times a Loser

Swish endured a facsimile of Geelong’s previous two drubbings of the Crows at the Pivot, this time getting a first hand view of the Channel Seven pre-game arrangements. He shan’t be returning.

Adelaide Sports Stores – Balls Up

Sports store owning local stars – Swish asks whether this was “just an Adelaide thing” with his ownership overwiew from the days when the bloke behind the counter (or his older brother) may have won a Magarey or two.

SANFL 70s Pen Pix: Sturt v Glenelg 1974

What did the Pen Pix from the 1974 SANFL Grand Final Budget reveal, asks Swish?

SANFL 70s Pen Pix: Norwood v Central District 1972

Swish takes us back to the ’70s with these classic player profiles from the SA Football Budget. Nostalgia central.

Footy Week Letters 1965 – Unsocial Media

Did a very young J Harms find this amongst his dad’s collection? The Letters page in Footy Week from August 1965.

Round 2 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: The Pursuit of Happiness

Swish helped take Australian football to the world, or at least the Canadian bit. The Crows gained a new fan, the Hawks seemed to have lost one.

Elizabeth High 1977 – Class 12.2: Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again?

It’s now 40 years since Swish and his cohorts from Elizabeth High faced their Matriculation year. How’d they turn out?

AFLW Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Strong and Warm and Wild and Free

With help from Bragg/Marr, Swish and Didge lent their support to the AFLW Crows from the Footscray terraces.

Almanac Review 1988: Football 200 – Celebration of the Footy Nation

Reprised for Australia Day 2017, Swish has all the details of the ten team Bicentennial Carnival, held in Adelaide. Chock full of 80s superstars, bush legends and obscure Ammos.

Almanac Music: Desert Island Discs

Here’s Swish with a BBC Special for those of you with time on your hands.

Merry Bloody Swishmas

Tidings of comfort and joy from Swish.

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 2: Central District

Having reviewed the blow-in SANFL coaches in his first article of the series, Swish starts on the playing ranks of the clubs. His beloved Central District Bulldogs is first up. How did they go? Did he miss anyone?