Almanac (Footy) Memoir: Being the nineteenth man

KN Dole relays his brother John’s story. In the late 1950s, he was involved in a game in which the concept of the nineteenth man is re-defined and it almost lands him a VFL career. [Ripper yarn – Ed]

1966 and all that: Round 5 – South Melbourne v St Kilda

It’s Round 5, and the confident Saints travel to the Lakeside Oval to take on Bob Skilton’s in-form South Melbourne. Peter Clark’s look back at 1966 continues apace.

Footy on the Radio!

Peter Clark talks up the radio broadcasters of the footy, past and present. What a cavalcade of callers, all masters of the microphone! Join in the discussion with your nominations for preferred presenters.

Almanac Footy Teams – AFLX: The Cyclones

Joe De Petro has come up with a cyclonic footy team. Whether it’s severe enough to put the wind up other teams the answer is blowing in the wind!

Almanac (Footy) Memoir: The day I met Captain Blood

Murray Walding comes from a Richmond family. This is his story of meeting Jack Dyer. [Brilliant atmospheric description – Ed]