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.