Almanac Flashback – Bowled (Canna) Lily: Park Cricket in 1970s Elizabeth

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt revisits the battlefields of childhood, and the characters that made those informal test matches forever memorable in a story from 2014 reprised from the Footy Almanac archives.

A star from the VFA’s halcyon days by KB Hill

This week’s KB Hill features Rod Cobain, who played in the VFL & VFA before heading up to Yarrawonga

Round 6 – Collingwood v Richmond: Just like the good old days

When the Pies and Tiges are on, games don’t get much bigger or passionate. Cheryl Critchley was on hand to witness a revival (of sorts) of the memorable clashes of the 1970-80s

There Goes The Charabanc – The CDFC Bulldogs Supporters Bus (1970-1976)

Part travelogue, part snapshot in time: take the trip with Swish Schwerdt on the supporter bus as he travels around the SANFL as a keen teen. Bound to strike a nostalgic chord even with those who were nowhere near.

Swish Agonistes – A 70s Tribute to Sandy Stone

Attention: men (and women) “of a certain age.” Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt has drilled into your collective unconscious and found memories you thought you’d forgotten. (A weekend treat – Ed.)

Ashes Dreaming

by Barry Nicholls Chapter One: The beginning the 1970s   The year is 1975 or thereaboust. Life is full of big smiles sunburnt faces, freckles and crooked teeth. Television is transforming from black and white to colour. Suddenly studio sets and sporting fields are alive with a rainbow of colours. Sprinklers click away each morning, [Read more]