VAFA – Fitzroy v Ajax: ANZAC Day at Brunswick Street Oval, then, and now.

John Harms spent ANZAC Day 2012 at the Brunswick Street Oval helping with Auskick, having lunch and then watching an exciting match between the Roys and the visiting Ajax side. [Reprised]

Almanac (Fitzroy FC) History – Round 16, 1919: ‘Bloater’s’ Dozen Torments Battling Redlegs

Bloater Merrick had a day out (in Spanish-flu ridden 1919) as his Maroons smashed the hapless Fuchsias at Brunswick Street. This is one of FitzroyPete Carter’s stories from his recently released book Fitzroy’s Fabulous Century. [With link to where you can buy the book – Ed]

Almanac (Family and Footy) History: At the end of the day, everyone just wants to come home.

Every week when Fitzroy plays the season proper – home and away, in the heat of battle or on the training track – a man mountain clad in club gear can be seen cheering them on. That man’s name is David Leydon and his family, like no other, represents the face of Fitzroy old and new. Beautifully written by Gabby Murphy, this is their story.

Ball tampering in the Merks

‘It is an offence for any player to take any action which changes the condition of the ball.’ Rule 41.3.2. Phil Hill contemplates an umpire’s dilemma when the ball ends up in the poo. (Highly amusing – Ed.)

Fitzroy Football Club – All-star line up for literary lunch: (NOW SOLD OUT)

The Fitzroy Football Club is an old friend of the Almanac. They will be hosting an upcoming literary lunch to be held at the Brunswick Street Oval Community Rooms on July 27th. Sounds like a beauty and features Almanac fave George Megalogenis. You’d better get in fast! Bookings close Monday 22nd July.

VAFA Premier B Round 10 – Fitzroy v Monash Blues: Rattle and Hum

The winter solstice sees David Wilson along to Brunswick Street Oval to watch Fitzroy play footy. It is a journey of past and present; of people and place.

Fitzroy Football Club Women in Footy Lunch – Saturday 6 April

The Almanac’s own Kasey Symons will be hosting this lunch tomorrow at the Brunswick Street Oval.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v PEGS: We had the close one

Freeway traffic and footy. Phil Hill combines the two in this report.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Peninsula Old Boys: “Bush” Cassidy and the “Tiger Raglan” Kid

Fitzroy took a while to get going, but ultimately were far too good for Peninsula – King George III was on hand to document the game and picked his moment in the Reds Foundation political lunch with Barrie Cassidy and Ged Kearney.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Peninsula: A Walk In the Park

William Westerman, wife and three-month old son were down from Canberra to see the Roys play Peninsula at the Brunswick Street Oval. It was a beaut winter’s day – and the Roys made full use of the conditions.

VAFA Premier C – Fitzroy v Old Mentonians: You know the season has started when…

Phil Hill has hit the ground running with his Round 1 match report(s) of the big triple-header on a stunning afternoon at BSO. [Great win to the Roys – JTH]

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 Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Ajax: Roys discover their DonQuix and re-join the quest*

(King) George! III with another magnificent wander through a colourful Saturday at the Brunswick Street Oval – with an account of Bernie Sheehy and lunch, the fine Roys performance and some literary gymnastics which result in inventive terms and a rollicking tone. [Love it – JTH]

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Peninsula: Back at Brunswick Street

Rod Oaten wandered over to Brunswick Street Oval – one of his favourite places in the world – to see the Royboys take on Peninsula in what turned out to be an entertaining encounter.

The Lousy Bounce – Part 3: Royboys last game.

Heartfelt Fitzroy supporters, this is for you: memories of the Royboys exit from the VFL/AFL.

VAFA – B Section – Fitzroy v Beaumaris: A Storm is Coming

Fitzroy took on the top side, Beaumaris, at Brunswick Street and after a tight first half blew the game open away with a superb third quarter and a fighting final quarter for a fantastic win. They’re now third on the ladder with a vital game against Old Scotch coming up at home this coming Saturday (Aug 20).

VAFA – Fitzroy v St Bede’s: Triple J Triple L

This right royal King George! III has a voice all of his own. He writes with a smile. Here’s his report of the day at Brunswick Street. Includes the line: If [Ligris] were reduced to the size of a bullant I’m sure he could kick a miniature football through the wings of fly-by mosquitoes cascading them into the hungry mouth of an air-oscillating hummingbird a yard away. [Love it – JTH]

VAFA – Fitzroy v St. Bede’s: The Ligris Henderson Procedure

Phil Hill, a great sport, entertained the crew at the Roys lunch, and then helped get the boys home in a tense game against the highly-fancied St Bede’s at Brunswick Street. Although he loves a dental metaphor, he goes with a medical image here. The Roys are coming. [Great game. Great win. – JTH]

Almanac Footy History: Celebrating the last VFL match at Brunswick Street Oval in 1966. And help us find Kevin Oakley.

We need your help! We are looking for Kevin Oakley who played in Fitzroy’s last game at Brunswick St Oval in 1966. (Includes news of the 50th anniversary reunion at Brunswick Street on Aug 20. Better book early for this one. Ed)