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Tom Hafey: A chance encounter and conversation

Allan Barden recounts the time he and his wife met Tom Hafey on the No.96 tram and the wonderful conversation they had with him

Memories from an Old Wooden Box

Objects can provide a gateway to memory. While sorting through his study, Allan Barden rediscovered an old wooden box. Its contents took him on quite a journey.

A memory of Swansea Swans/Bulldogs – Gone, but not forgotten: Part 2 Photographs

Allan Barden follows up his history of the Swansea FC with a collection of photographs of teams gone by.

A memory of Swansea Swans/Bulldogs: Gone, but not forgotten

Every country footy club is someone’s footy club. The recently out of commission Swansea is Allan Barden’s. A story at once unique yet wholy familiar from the East Coast of Tasmania. [Exceptional – Ed.]

Memories of a Good Bloke, Football, Aboriginal Children and a Car!

Allan Barden reminisces about his time in Darwin, a great mate and their work with disadvantaged Aboriginal kids through footy. His car played a starring role! (A beautiful memoir – Ed.)

Memoir: Dodge’s Paddock – A country lad’s reflections

Allan Barden makes his Almanac debut with lovely memoir about his Tasmanian childhood. The Dodge family paddock was the sporting and social hub for a colourful cast of characters.

Almanac Country Footy: The Dam Buster Ball (now with derby photo)

Tony Newport tells the story of a cracking derby between Rosebery and Toorak in which his astute coach started him at full forward where the result was decided by the rarest of kicks: the dam buster ball. [Brilliantly described – Ed]

AFLW Round 7 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Where’s Chelsea?

Dave Brown’s Crows went down in a devastating loss to the Pies at Olympic Park yesterday, missing a chance to defend their flag in another AFLW Grand Final. However, it was the loss of a key player in the second term and the commentary team’s oversight that really had him perturbed.

AFLW 2018 in names only – an unhelpful guide to all of the AFLW players of 2018

Contributor and mad Dees fan Ann Deux gives you her unhelpful guide to all the AFLW players of 2018. A thoroughly entertaining read. [Great suff Ann – KS]