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Ultimate Wool Team – Riverina: A better side from historian Rod Gillett?

How does this compare with the Riverina team picked so far? Rod Rocket Gillett, the boy from Rochy, has added a few names and gives some excellent detail about the players. [Thanks Rocket – JTH]

Grass Roots Footy Man “Rocket” Rod Gillett farewelled from the desert.

Haje Halabi, June 14,2011. “Rocket” Rod Gillett has been a much-loved member of the Australian football community in Abu Dhabi. This week friends gathered at his favourite oasis in the desert, Coopers Bar, to farewell him, as he will be soon venturing to Vietnam with his lovely wife Jessie and son Jeremy. There was a [Read more]

Almanac (NSW) Footy: The Carey-Bunton Medal and the NSW Team of the Season

The Carey-Bunton medal voting has been finalised and the NSW team of the Season 2020 has been selected. Rocket Rod Gillett has sent us the details.

Almanac Football: Carey-Bunton Medal – Round 16 update

Rod Gillett updates the Carey-Bunton votes for Round 16 before voting goes into camera for the remaining rounds. It’s tight at the top!

Almanac Book Review: The Maffra Football Story – A Sequel by Bill Traill

Read Rod Gillett’s review of Bill ‘Tracker’ Traill’s new book, ‘The Maffra Football Story: A Sequel’ to follow up his previous book about the club.

Almanac Football: Carey-Bunton Medal update – Here comes the Big Cat!

Tom Hawkins heads the leaders board for the Carey-Bunton Medal as Rod Gillett updates the votes from the Round 15 and 16 matches.

Almanac Football – Carey-Bunton Medal: State of Origin team to be selected

Rod Gillett advises selectors are in the process of naming the 2020 NSW AFL State of Origin team, and the votes are in for Round 14 for the Carey-Bunton Medal.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 22 – Sydney v Hawthorn: Unexpectedly brilliant and ready for finals

Rod Gillett turned up to the SCG in 2007 worried about the Swans, but left enthused about what lay ahead in the finals.

Almanac Football – Round 13 Carey-Bunton Medal: Giant’s Harry Perryman still in contention

Rod Gillett updates us on the votes for the Carey-Bunton Medal after Round 13.

Almanac (Indigenous) Footy History: Syd Jackson and the 2020 Sir Doug Nicholls Round

It’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round and this post includes links to various articles and videos about Syd Jackson and the broader history of Indigenous football and footballers in Australia. (Articles by Sean Gorman, Roy Hay, Mike Sexton, Rod Gillett)

Almanac Football – Round 11/12 Carey-Bunton Medal: Tomahawk propels into contention

Tom Hawkins makes a move in the chase for the Carey-Bunton Medal. (Thanks to Rod Gillett for the update – Ed).

Hard as Cement

Rod Gillett profiles the much-traveled football career of Laurie Pendrick, who represented both NSW and Queensland, and had an influence on the early careers of both Wayne Carey and Jason Dunstall.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 19 – Sydney v St Kilda: A typical Swans display at their second home

Sydney hosted St Kilda in a rare Homebush encounter in 2007. Rod Gillett attended to honour the ‘Field of Women’ program, and ended up impressed by the reliable Swans.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 16 – West Coast v Sydney: A suspicious Cousins

In another famous Grand Final rematch, Rod Gillett only had the returning Ben Cousins on his mind as the Brownlow Medallist led the Eagles to a close victory over the Swans in 2007.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 14 – Sydney v Fremantle: Victory for milestone men Goodes and O’Loughlin

Rod Gillett enjoyed Sydney’s barnstorming win over the dismal Dockers in 2007 to celebrate milestone matches for favourite sons Goodes and O’Loughlin.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 10 – Sydney v Essendon: Lamenting umpires, curse the Dons

After this controversial 2007 match, Essendon coach Kevin Sheedy commented on the growing knowledge and passion of the Sydney crowd. Rod Gillett gives his take on the tight finish, highlighting the horrible umpiring decisions that proved costly for his Swans.

Almanac Footy History: Sir Doug Nicholls and a surprise (for some)

This weekend would have been Indigenous Round in the AFL. It’s named after Sir Doug Nicholls. Historian (and the ultimate footy person) Rod Gillett reminds us of Sir Doug’s story – and tells us that he’s actually eligible for a significant New South Wales side. [Beaut piece Rocket – JTH]

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 8 – Sydney v Port Adelaide: All the signs were good!

An enjoyable day in the corporate box for Rod Gillett as the Swans account for the Power in their Round 8 clash at the SCG in 2007. Rod’s report appeared in ‘The Footy Almanac 2007’.

The Footy Almanac 2007 Round 5 – Sydney v Melbourne: The Ron Barassi Cup

Rod Gillett reports on Sydney’s easy win against Melbourne in their 2007, Round 5 clash for the Ron Barassi Cup. This report was first published in The Footy Almanac 2007.

Riverina Wool Team Inspires Selection of NSW Greatest Team

Rod Gillett has been involved in the selection of the NSW Greatest Team of All Time. It was announced today (May 9, 2019) in Sydney. Take a look!