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Almanac Footy History: South’s shining star – the story of Bruce Sloss

Bruce Sloss is a name not many VFL/AFL supporters would know, but a century ago he was a star of the game. In this brilliantly researched piece, Roger Spaull tells the glorious and tragic tale of footballer-soldier Lieutenant Sloss.

Almanac Footy: The Ian Brown Memorial Fund Match – Ballarat FL v Bendigo FL 1953

Historian Roger Spaull recounts a classic (and tragic) piece of country football history, ‘The Ian Brown Memorial Fund Match – Ballarat FL v Bendigo FL 1953’.

A rags to riches story: Dromana re-writes NPNFL football history in 2018/19

Dromana are a current fairytale story in the NPNFL, having won a Division 2 and then a Division 1 flag in consecutive years. But the club wasn’t always so successful, as Roger Spaull recounts in a look back to the dreaded 1997 season where football records were smashed in all of the worst ways.

Coronavirus Crisis: A challenge and opportunity for country clubs

Roger Spaull expresses his concerns for country footy clubs in this time of Covid-19. He also suggests there may be opportunities to be accessed as he outlines in his letter to The Weekly Times.

Almanac Footy History – Peter McLaren: The Champion of Glen Alvie

Roger Spaull has written a fascinating and absorbing history about Peter McLaren, champion footballer of Glen Alvie.

The death of Simon Shaw, ‘a grand little sportsman’

Roger Spaull is back with this piece about Simon Shaw a much-loved post-World War II figure of Yallourn and its footy club who died after a swimming accident.

60 Years Ago (1954) – A New Era for the Yallourn Blues

Footy historians gather round. Roger Spaull tells the story of the Yallourn Footy Club’s involvement in the new Latrobe Valley Football League in 1954.

The Story of Peter Reville – The Champion of the Brown Coal Mine

The story of former Brown Coal Mine and South Melbourne premiership player Peter Reville, who was suspended for 20 weeks after snapping in the 1934 Grand Final.