Roy Boy Legends – 1970 – 1996

Philp Mendes tugs at the heartstrings of old Roy Boys fans with his greatest Fitzroy Team from 1970 – 1996.

[Note: Chruistmas news is the Fitzroy Football Club in the Ammos is to be celebrated with a weekly Almanac column next year. If you’d like to be a contributor please contact [email protected])]

Summer of Tennis : The Top 15 Australian Mens Tennis Players 1974 – 2014

Following on from yesterday’s top 15 Mens players, Philip Mendes declares his best 15 Australian Mens players from 1974 – 2014. Did he get it right?

Summer of Tennis : The Top 15 Tennis Players 1974 – 2014

Philip Mendes has seen a lot of tennis. As we get prepared for the 2015 Australian Open, Philip ranks his 15 greatest players of the ‘modern’ era.

A-League All-Star Team, 2005-2014/15

The A-League is 10 years old. Philip Mendes and his 16 year-old son Lucas, mark the League’s Aluminium Anniversary by naming their all-star line-up.

Kanga Kings : North Melbourne’s Best 22 (1997-2014)

Phillip Mendes submits his best North Melbourne side from the years of Kanga glory; 1997 – 2014. Who’s in, who’s out? Blakey? Longmire? Schwass? Did C or B Sholl get a guernsey?

It’s Footy Time Again

Missing the footy? Cast your mind back to the start of the season, when everything seemed possible, and old Fitzroy supporter Philip Mendes was musing on the experience of changing team allegiance. It’s not too early to get excited about anticipating next year…

Revising the Doom and Gloom Historiography: Fitzroy Football Club’s last golden era 1978-1986

Despite the doom and gloom impression history may have given you, in the early 80s Fitzroy were a “glamour team” of the VFL. Philip Mendes is keen to counter the negativity and prove that Fitzroy were up there with the best.

It’s time for the AFL to say sorry to Fitzroy

The AFL would prefer the thousands of former royboys and roygirls to just forget how they railroaded Fitzroy out of existence, writes Philip Mendes. But when celebrating the history of the competition, there is still cause for mourning.

“Superboot” Bernie Quinlan and the 1983 Qualifying Final 30 Years on

30 years on, old Fitzroy fan Philip Mendes reminds us of better times: a glorious performance by Bernie Quinlan in the 1983 Qualifying Final. Revel in the memory of a footballer who showed that age is no deterrent to making your mark.