Fitzroy FC

Peter Temple and the Royboys of Doom

This is a remarkable piece, one of the Almanac’s finest. Adam Muyt has transcribed his 2003 interview with the late Peter Temple. It was conducted 15 years or so ago when Adam was writing his fine book Maroon & Blue. Tremendous observations about footy and Melbourne life.

The Dickensian festive season footy fan (Part 1): The ghost of footy past

Jarrod Landells has emerged as a supporter of a number of teams as he explains in this thoroughly engaging piece of memory and contemplation which draws on a little Dickens too.

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Carey: Cuzzie sans two teeth? Whatever, the Roys prevail.

Dr Phil is impressed with the Roys start, but is called on to patch up Cuzzie and misses half the game. On his return, the Roys are still up.

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Carey: Fitzroy…Stereofini; Fitzroy…Stereofairest (and best)…the club we hold so dear.

King George! III is at his observant and entertaining best this week [he’s coming off a high base too – JTH] with this report of a cracking day at Brunswick St which involved Serafini numerology, a fine performance from the boys and a noble performance from the women’s side (the Sunday previous).

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Brisbane Lions (8th)

Brisbane became the Lions in 1997. Their list was fairly stable, but not their place on the ladder. Does this stir up any memories for you?

VAFA – Premier B: Fitzroy v Oblates of Mary Immaculate

Phil Hill calls on his knowledge of Greek mythology to report on the Fitzroy ammos.

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Scotch: Deo Gratias, Bambino Nino

It was a political feast at the Reds Foundation luncheon, writes King George!III as Dan Andrew gave his best, before the Reds faced Old Scotch who were stirred into action at half-time.

VAFA Premier B – Old Carey v Fitzroy: iPhil reporting from Lugano Switzerland

The day starts brilliantly for the non-brekkie eating Roys reporter Phil Hill on tour in Switzerland, and continues to get better as The Tramconductors give him a running i-commentary of the match against Old Carey.

VAFA Premier B – Mazenod v Fitzroy: They, he, it were only nineteen

Mazenod was in the news but the Roys were keen to take the game up to them on their anniversary day. It turned out to be a case of coincidental 19s as King George! III observes. [Trademark alertness from the monarch – JTH]

VAFA – Fitzroy v Ajax: All Hail the Universal Forceps

Fitzroy’s rare win over AJAX is brought to you by iPhil – top of the range, you know.