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.

Anzac Day 1966

Warwick Nolan recalls ANZAC Day 1966, when a 10 year old journeys to the MCG to watch his Saints do battle with Melbourne

South Australia v Victoria State of Origin 1984 – Tuesday Night Lights

Written on “Back to the Future Day”, Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt heads back to the past. The night South Australian football was changed irreversibly. 1984 specifically, when South Australia took on the Big V in a State-of-Origin match, played at Football Park. Just before the lure of the VFL/AFL proved too much for many of the SANFL’s best. The Football Budget? Don’t ask.

Sticking to the script

VAFA Division 1 – Round 15 It was the late Alan Jeans who said that footballers are like sausages. “You can fry them, grill them, curry them, put apple sauce with them. They’re still sausages; all you’re doing is dressing them up”. The words of the master coach came to mind when I sat down [Read more]