A team of Wagga warriors

  by Glen Davis We’ve had sides from Corowa -Ruthgerglen and Albury-Wodonga, there was an effort to pick a side from around Berrigan, and we might return to that. How about a side from around Wagga, and beyond? Let’s imagine driving out of Albury, up the Hume Highway, and then turning at the Olympic Highway to [Read more]

Twin Cities side

Whilst we are picking sides from along the Murray River, it would be remiss not to have a side from the twin cities of Albury and Wodonga. There are 5 Ovens and Murray teams there, Albury, North Albury, Wodonga, and the two newer ones, Lavington, and Wodonga Raiders. How does this look?

A team from Berrigan and surrounding areas

An attempt to pick a side of players from around the area, much of which is now in the Picola League. I have wanted a side of players drawn from Berrigan, Finley, Tocumwal, and Jerilderie, and i’ll add Barooga, but i’m a few players down. If you cross the Murray you can have players from [Read more]

Corowa and Rutherglen provide a team of handy recruits

This is a side of players from Corowa, Ruthergen, and /or Corowa-Rutherglen who played at the highest level, AFL/VFL. I have left out a numnber of players from the area who did not play for the above listed clubs, including Ross Henshaw and Justin Koschitzke. Any how here we go. B: Stan Hiskins South Melbourne, [Read more]

John Greening Incident

Getting close to 39 years since the infamous felling of John Greening at Moorabin. A lot of water has passed under the bridge, and a lot has not/can not, be said about the episode. Now I recall a fair bit of that  period, but can someone remind me re Jimmy O’Dea’s tribunal hearing. In those days [Read more]

Bombers on Strike

Looking back at Australian Bureau of Statistics, (ABS), data on strikes and industrial action I looked at the figures for Victoria. In 1970 there were 447 industrial disputes in Victoria. These involved around 333,000 workers, and saw just over 510, 800 working days lost. Missing from these statistics were the actions of a group of [Read more]

Strike?

Does anybody recall much about the Essendon player strike at the start of 1970. I think around 6 players were in dispute, Geoff Pryor, definitely; Gosper, John Williams, and Don Mckenzie i think were amongst them. Lost to Carlton in R 1 , with Les Stillman kicking 6 for the Dons, but beyond that my [Read more]