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.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 6: South Adelaide

Swish’s latest 1971 SANFL Mobil footy cards instalment revisits South Adelaide and its selection of four players who all went on to play 200 games or more, including SA legend Peter Darley.

Almanac (Footy) History: Before Tomahawk there was Jumping Jack

Jack Hawkins has been nominated to the inaugural AFL NSW Hall of Fame. Rod ‘Rocket’ Gillett caught up with him recently.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 5: Port Adelaide

If your subject is the SANFL, then you will inevitably find yourself discussing Port Adelaide. Swish Schwerdt’s 1971 Mobil footy card series stops off at Alberton Oval.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 4: Norwood

Swish brings us the next in his 1971 SANFL Mobil footy cards series. This one features the men of Norwood.

Almanac Obituary: Vale Bill Stephen – Legend of the Fitzroy FC

David Leydon pays a fitting tribute to Fitzroy FC legend Bill Stephen, and much-loved man of football, who passed away on Monday.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 3: North Adelaide

North Adelaide was entering a rewarding period under Mike Patterson when these 1971 Mobil Cards of four of its very best were produced, including the greatest of them all, Barrie Robran.

Almanac (Footy) History: A season under the great Herb Matthews

Sean Mortell caught up with octogenarian (and Almanac contributor) Jim Johnson to findout about his footy career under South Melbourne legend Herb Matthews.

Hard as Cement

Rod Gillett profiles the much-traveled football career of Laurie Pendrick, who represented both NSW and Queensland, and had an influence on the early careers of both Wayne Carey and Jason Dunstall.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 2: Glenelg

Swish is back with Part 2 of his 1971 SANFL Mobil Card virtual collection which this time features the Glenelg Tigers.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 1: Central District

Swish is assembling a virtual collection of the SANFL Mobil Footy cards from 1971. Centrals is first up in this (alphabetical) club by club series.

What happened next and what didn’t: Victorian Aboriginal involvement in Australian football in the 21st century

Roy Hay continues his scholarly examination of the involvement of Indigenous footballers in the history of Australian football.

St Kilda Parish Priest, 1966

Barry Breen’s 1966 premiership winning kick is remembered by Damian Balassone.

‘Essendon Football Club Best and Fairest Players from VFL days….told through Footy cards’ – Book Review

Neil Cole and Graeme Dickenson have produced a wonderful new book, ‘Essendon Football Club Best and Fairest Players from VFL days…..told through Footy cards’, that will appeal immensely to all footy fans alike.

1966 and all that: Round 13 – Carlton v St. Kilda

‘Big Nick’ stars in the Blues win against an injury riddled St Kilda in their Round 13 1966 match against Carlton. Peter Clark continues his weekly review of St Kilda’s premiership year.

‘A Salute to the Centurions……..’ by KB Hill

KB Hill recalls the 1920 premiership won by the Wangaratta Football Club. After battling to recommence after The Great War, the Ovens & King League came back to life and provided a fiercely contested competition.

“I’ve lived a life that’s full…I did it my way…”

Our regular contributor KB Hill invited guest writer Greg Rosser to share memories of the Clarke family and their long association with the Milawa Football Club.

Almanac Rugby League – Vale Noel Kelly: one of the greats and a true hard man of the code

The world of rugby league is in mourning following the death on Sunday of Noel Kelly, one of the game’s real hard men. Kelly was named as hooker in the ARL’s Team of the Century, a reflection of his standing in the code. The Footy Almanac pays tribute to one of Ipswich’s greatest sons.

Almanac Rugby League: Brian Burke thinks outside the box

Almanacker Jason Buffier’s mate Brian Burke runs a coffee shop in Maitland and writes a weekly column in the local ‘Maitland Mercury’. Brian put on his thinking cap to go back to the future to propose a regional rugby league competition to replace the cancelled 2020 competitions in the bush.

Almanac Footy History: Eddie Dillon Remembers football and life in Gippsland

Eddie Dillon recounts the early days of the Cora-Lynn and Catani Football Clubs, and some of the great characters of Gippsland football.