Balmey

Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood profiles Neil Balme – legendary footballer, coach and manager across multiple states and clubs.

The Thoughts of ‘Rulebook’ – Umpiring woes everywhere

Experienced man-in-the-middle Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood vents some of his frustrations with the way the modern game is umpired. He’d like to see the whistleblowers take a stand on a few subjects. (A long-awaited rant, Rulebook! – Ed.)

Neil Craig: Elite Performer (Part 2)

Rulebook’s back with Part 2 of Neil Craig’s career – from player to super coach

Neil Craig: Elite Performer (Part 1)

Neil Craig’s career has been so prolific Rulebook is covering it in two parts, all starting with the Yorke Peninsula, Carmel Court and the Norwood Football Club.

Brady Dawe: Quintessential Team Man

Malcolm Ashwood’s latest Norwood tribute, this time profiling triple premiership winning Redleg Brady Dawe.

Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

David ‘Malt’ Wildy: Sobers, Richards, Wildy

League footballer, state cricketer, record breaking commentator, newspaper columnist, fireman – there’s not much David Wildy hasn’t done according to Rulebook.

Neil ‘The Bear’ Button – champion footballer, quality human being

Malcolm Ashwood continues his series of profiles on former Norwood greats. This time it’s Team of the Century member Neil ‘The Bear’ Button.

Alex Georgiou – the Competitor

Alex Georgiou, former champion Norwood FC player is profiled by Malcolm Ashwood as he continues his series of stories about champion footballers.

Vale Rodney Seekamp

Malcolm Ashwood remembers Rod Seekamp in his tribute to the former Norwood Football Club stalwart who recently passed away.

Almanac Footy History: Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser, an ornament to the game

Rulebook told the story of Norwood and SANFL legend, Glen ‘Black Duck’ Rosser last year – Glen is sadly no longer with us, but his deeds will live on long into the future of SA footy. Vale Black Duck.

Almanac Club Cricket – Willy the All-Rounder

Geoff Wilson has been a stalwart of the Payneham Cricket Club for decades. Malcolm Ashwood outlines Geoff’s many contributions both on and off the field over the years.

Norwood defeat WWT to get the ressies chocolates

Norwood have won their first SANFL Reserves premiership since 1998. Redlegs tragic Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood was on hand at the Adelaide Oval to report on the victory.

Payneham Norwood Union grab the holy grail: by Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood

Payneham Norwood Union have taken out the SAAFL Division 1 Grand Final in a fluctuating contest with Prince Alfred OC. Rulebook Ashwood was on the scene to report.

Alan Stringer: Glenelg premiership player

Rulebook chats with ex Glenelg player Alan Stringer about his struggles dealing with depression.

SANFL Elimination Final – Norwood v Sturt: Norwood beat the Elimination Blues

No finals blues yet for Rulebook as he reports on Norwood’s Elimination Final win over Sturt.

Almanac Time Capsule: Round 16, 2015 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide – An emotional showdown

It was a day of high emotion in Adelaide back in 2015, as one of the fiercest rivalries in Australian sport celebrated the memory of Phil Walsh. Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood reported on a game where football was a secondary consideration.

Wally Miller: the doyen of administrators

Rulebook’s tribute to Norwood legend Wally Miller celebrating his AFL Life Membership.

SANFL Round 9 – Norwood v South Adelaide: Legs hang on in Brady Dawe’s 200th game: by Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood

Rulebook reports on Norwood’ s close win over South Adelaide in their Round 9 SANFL match. And Rulebook is not happy with the umpires!

SANFL Round 8 – Norwood returns to the winners circle: by Malcolm Rulebook Ashwood

Rulebook reviews the SANFL Round 8 match between Norwood and West Adelaide, as always, in his own inimitable style.