Almanac Book Review: ‘The Definitive Rulebook’ by Malcolm Ashwood

Almanac regular Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood has just released a book of his interviews with sportspeople. Fellow ‘Knacker Luke Reynolds reviews it.

Almanac (Footy) History – Trade Week 1973: How Richard Michalcyzk got to the Kangaroos

In 1973, every club in Melbourne wanted to recruit Richard Michalcyzk. Michael Sexton tells the curious tale of how North Melbourne managed to secure his services.

Almanac Book Review: ‘Flags, Spoons and Knives’ by Lee Harradine

West Adelaide stalwart Lee Harradine has produced a book reliving sixty-plus years of the trials and tribulations of this proud SANFL club. Swish has reviewed this important addition to SA footy history.

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.

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.

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 Book Release: ‘Flags, Spoons & Knives’ by Lee Harradine

Former president of West Adelaide Football Club, Lee Harradine, has written a book on the club’s recent history. Details here.

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.

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.)

SANFL 1987 Grand Final – North Adelaide v Glenelg: Amayzing

Swisch Schwerdt remembers 1987, in all its 1987-ness, culminating in the North Adelaide – Glenelg Grand Final in the SANFL. [The Ricky May national anthem is a must-see – Ed]

Brady Dawe: Quintessential Team Man

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

SANFL Draft Dodgers – 1982: You Got Nothing I Want

The second of the VFL’s hidden drafts took place in 1982. ‘Swish’ lets us know how it turned out for the Croweaters involved.

SANFL Draft Dodgers – 1981: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

As if we did not need a reminder of the SANFL’s love-hate relationship with the VFL/AFL! Swish Schwerdt runs us through the ‘forgotten’ draft of 1981, and tells us who stayed and who went

Glenelg Football Club 1971 – Like A Tiger

He’s not a Glenelg follower, but Swish found plenty of interest in this 1971 Bays souvenir publication. Why it included Cornesy’s eye-popping confessions about his pre-game newly-wed routine remains a mystery.

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.

1968 SANFL Grand Final – Sturt v Port Adelaide: Triple Threats

Swish has a rummage through the 1968 Grand Final Budget, which included team photos from all ten clubs, a bonus Barrie and lots of late 60s advertising.

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.