1995: Bernie’s Boys make Cocky Crows eat humble pie

It will be 25 years this coming Wednesday since the Roys’ produced their last truly great performance in the VFL/AFL – Fitzroy Pete has shared with us his piece on that famous victory, featured as part of his book ‘Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century’.

Almanac (Fitzroy FC) History – Round 16, 1919: ‘Bloater’s’ Dozen Torments Battling Redlegs

Bloater Merrick had a day out (in Spanish-flu ridden 1919) as his Maroons smashed the hapless Fuchsias at Brunswick Street. This is one of FitzroyPete Carter’s stories from his recently released book Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century. [With link to where you can buy the book – Ed]

Almanac Footy History: Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century

Longtime friend of the Almanac Fitzroy Pete (Carter) has written a book: Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century. Here he explains the origins of his love of Fitzroy, as well as something about the book which is now available. [Do yourself a favour- JTH]

Phil Matson: Prince of Coaches

FitzroyPete profiles early twentieth century legendary player/coach Phil Matson of the East Perth Royals. And what a story – an extraordinary player, peerless coach and colourful character all wrapped up in one! Read also of Pete’s plans for a commemorative series on Matson’s premiership successes. (Great reading – Ed.)

Footy’s tribalism versus cricket’s nationalism

Fitzroy Pete describes the different characteristics of his two loves: footy and cricket. [Neat discussion of the differences – Ed]

Baked Beans in the Garden of Eden

With the Aussies recording a comprehensive series win in the recent Border-Gavaskar Trophy series, Fitzroy Pete travels back in time to Australia’s disastrous tour to the sub-continent in 1998, when India ruled supreme, and preferring baked beans over local cuisine turned out to be a P.R nightmare for SK Warne.

A Royboy’s Lament

Fitzroy Pete Carter tells the story of a lifetime spent following the tragedies and occasional triumphs of the Royboys.