Gary ‘Alby’ Menzel: The Social Butterfly

Malcolm Ashwood is back with his latest Norwood FC player profile piece, this time he pays tribute to footballer, club man and social butterfly Gary ‘Alby’ Menzel.

Grand Final – West Coast v Collingwood: Media beat up

“It was fantastic not to see any Kath and Kim look at me look at me umpiring.” The Rulebook has his say on THAT final mark. What do you think?

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 2)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. Here’s the second installment, he looks at the impressive career of Roger James.

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 1)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. In this first installment, he looks at the stellar careers of Brett and Paul James.

SANFL Second Semi Final – Norwood v Woodville West Torrens: Mitch Griggarey and the Legs win through to the big dance

Another big week for the Grigg family and the Norwood Football Club as the Redlegs just break away from the Eagles

SANFL Round 18 – Norwood v North Adelaide: Norwood win the minor premiership

In SANFL Retro Round the Redlegs turn back the clock (five years) to secure the minor premiership on a wintery Friday night. As always, Rulebook was there to report on the game

Raggies and Gullies unite to fight MND

Malcolm Ashwood was there as Athelstone and Tea Tree Gully battled it out on the football field in an MND fundraiser in honour of Chris Grigg and the late Damien Lane.

SANFL Round 16 – Norwood v Eagles: Norwood on top of the tree

Rulebook reports Norwood have moved closer to securing the minor premiership with a 32 point win over Woodville West Torrens to go one and a half wins clear on the Premiership table by securing their 11th win in a row.

David Payne, Football and Conquering Addictions

As a man who has understood what it’s like to have faced his own battles with alcohol, Malcolm Ashwood writes a raw and honest profile on Norwood premiership star David Payne, who has rebuilt his life after alcohol and gambling took hold.

SANFL Round 15 – Norwood v West Adelaide: A Redleg Smorgasbord of a Day

Malcolm Ashwood reports on another satisfying Norwood win. Includes several fantastic photos from the past players & officials function as well as in the rooms post game.

SANFL Round 14 – Sturt v Norwood: Redlegs go bang in record last quarter blitz

Coming home with the breeze, the Redlegs seemed a chance of chasing down a 24 point deficit. What followed was the biggest last quarter in the club’s history

Luke Valente, Elite Leader

Malcolm Ashwood profiles Luke Valente, captain of the victorious South Australian Under 18 team.

SANFL Round 13 – Norwood v Adelaide: Redlegs Defeat Crows But Unite Together Fighting MND

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood was on hand for a very special day at the Parade, the ‘Count Me In’ fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease as the Redlegs played host to the Crows. Includes several fantastic photos from the day.

SANFL Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Norwood: Beating Port by Two Eight Points

Malcolm Ashwood ventured out to the Alberton Oval to see his Norwood team win their 7th successive game with their triumph over the Power/Magpies. He also gives us a reminder of the “Count Me In” MND fundraiser day this coming Saturday at the Norwood v Adelaide clash at Norwood Oval. Get behind this worthy cause.

Chris Grigg and the Fight Against MND

Malcolm Ashwood pays tribute to Chris Grigg, former Norwood and Athelstone footballer who now has the debilitating Motor Neurone Disease, plus pays tribute to other Norwood alumni who have suffered from the disease with no cure. Both the Norwood and Athelstone Football Clubs have MND fundraisers coming up, be sure to show your support as Rulebook gets behind the cause.

SANFL Round 11 – Norwood v Glenelg: Norwood add to Glenelg misery in freezing conditions

Six in a row for Rulebook’s rampaging Redlegs on a (for Adelaide) bitterly cold winter afternoon

Grenville Dietrich: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Malcolm Ashwood with his latest profile piece, this time it’s North Adelaide goal kicking legend Grenville Dietrich who receives some Rulebook love (very entertaining piece on a wonderful character -Ed)

SANFL Round 10 – West Adelaide v Norwood: Norwood bolt in by a point

A jubilant Rulebook reports in from another massive Redlegs comeback at Richmond Oval.

SANFL Round 8 – Norwood v Central Districts: Glenn & the Redlegs Destroy the Dogs

Very happy Norwood supporter Malcolm Ashwood reports on the Redlegs big win at The Parade on Friday night, with Josh Glenn putting on a goal kicking masterclass against his former team.

Almanac People – Greg Turbill: Turbs aka Tubby aka Mr Courageous

Following on from Norwood’s fabulous Hall of Fame dinner, Rulebook reflects on the career of a a truly gutsy player