Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 8 – Assaulting a Crapp

Tim Guys returns with Part 8 of his series about Ivo Crapp whose umpiring in the 1904 Round 10 clash between Geelong and Carlton had courtroom consequences.

2021 season is upon us (A Samuel Wells Cartoon Tribute)

Almanacker Kickittotim in the cartoon style of Samuel Wells, presents his cartoon of the AFL teams striving for the 2021 premiership cup.

Almanac (Country) Football: The incredible story of the 1952 South Gippsland Football League Grand Final

Kickittotim recounts the sensational 1952 South Gippsland League Grand Final between Fish Creek and Meeniyan and the incredible aftermath when the goal umpires discovered they had different scores. Read on and find out what happened next. [Fantastic read! – Ed]

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 7: A Crapp Excuse

At the turn of the last century, VFL representative sides played exhibition games against regional powerhouse Ballarat. Ivo Crapp was slated to umpire, but he came to miss the match in contested circumstances. Tim Ghys shares a few theories of the day.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 6 – Ivo Crapp v Dick Condon

Tim Ghys presents The Crapp Chronicles Part 6 which looks at the story behind the conflict between Ivo Crapp and Dick Condon.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 5: Crapp and the Telegram!

Crapp’s Chronicles continue with a brave young lad and a potential passing of the umpiring flame to our protagonist in 1899.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles Part 4: Crapp And The First Report?

Ivo Crapp was the first umpire to report a player in a VFL game. Tim Ghys continues the Crapp Chronicles.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chroicles Part 3: A Crapp First League Game

Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp umpires his first game of VFL football in the very first round of the competition, in 1897. As Tim Ghys reports, some rule tweaks were soon required.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles Part 2: Three Cheers for Crapp’s first year

Tim Ghys continues his series on the career of Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp as Crapp takes his first steps in what was to become a long career in umpiring.

Almanac Footy History: The Crapp Chronicles – Origins of Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp

Tim Ghys provides some background information about Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp as part of the Crapp Chronicles.

Almanac Footy History – The Crapp Chronicles: Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp

This is the first installment of ‘The Crapp Chronicles’ where writer and podcaster Tim Ghys uncovers the life and times of legendary footy umpire Henry ‘Ivo’ Crapp.

Footy Poetry: The new season

The footy season ahead considered in rhyme, we’ll soon find out in a matter of time! Kickittotim bounces the ball.