Fitzroy FC

Almanac Football History: Fitzroy’s Topsy Turvy 1984

Phillip Mendes has an in depth look at the 1984 season from a Fitzroy perspective – a year in the middle of what many consider the great club’s last hurrah in the VFL/AFL.

Almanac Footy Life: Brad Boyd – Time to sing the praises of an unsung Fitzroy hero

Gabrielle Murphy is a big fan of Brad Boyd, who is sometimes forgotten. She states the case for greater recognition and acknowledgement of the deeds and leadership displayed by Brad Boyd, Fitzroy FC’s captain, during their final two tumultuous years in the AFL.

Almanac Footy Stories: Apology Accepted

When Fitzroy FC president Joan Eddy appeared on 774 ABC Melbourne, a Bulldogs supporter called in with an unusual apology. Gabrielle Murphy tells the story.

Almanac (Footy) History: Vive les Roys – How Bill Stephen gifted the Royboys the best club song in the VFL (ever)

The late Fitzroy FC legend Bill Stephen was not only a great footballer and coach, he was also a songwriter and the inspiration behind the club’s theme song, as Adam Muyt explains.

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.

Almanac Book Review: ‘Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century: the 100 Greatest Victories 1897-1996.’

Royboy Adam Muyt (author of the acclaimed ‘Maroon and Blue’) reviews Fitzroy Pete’s recently released book ‘Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century’. [Gives it a big tick too – Ed]

Almanac Book Review – ‘The Death of Fitzroy Football Club’: Mixed Feelings

Melbourne writer and academic Philip Mendes loves the Fitzroy Football Club. This is his review of Russell Holmesby’s book ‘The Death of the Fitzroy Football Club’.

Local Footy: Football in the time of Corona

Covid-19 presents many challenges for local teams trying to resurrect their seasons. RoyPav1996 provides a snapshot from Brunswick St.

Almanac Footy History: Sir Doug Nicholls and a surprise (for some)

This weekend would have been Indigenous Round in the AFL. It’s named after Sir Doug Nicholls. Historian (and the ultimate footy person) Rod Gillett reminds us of Sir Doug’s story – and tells us that he’s actually eligible for a significant New South Wales side. [Beaut piece Rocket – JTH]

1995: Bernie’s Boys make Cocky Crows eat humble pie

It will be 25 years this coming Wednesday since the Roys’ produced their last truly great performance in the VFL/AFL – Fitzroy Pete has shared with us his piece on that famous victory, featured as part of his book ‘Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century’.