SANFL 1976 – Sonny Morey’s 200th Game: Footage and Interviews

Sonny Morey is a pillar of this year’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round in the AFL. We first published Swish’s piece about Sonny Morey in 2016. It’s timely to re-visit it. [Check out the superb pre-match and post-match interviews with Gordon Schwartz]

From the video vaults of 1976 – Sonny Morey is interviewed by Gordon Schwartz on the day of his 200th SANFL game. Includes footage before, during and after the match. Where does Torrens stalwart Bobby Gibson fit in? Whatever happened to Golden Breed?

1964 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 1: Central District

‘Swish’ launches Part 1 of his 1964 SANFL Mobil cards series with Central District, one of the two new additions to SANFL League ranks in that year. You may know of Gary Window and Ken Eustice, but Sam Donovan and Jock O’Brien had colourful careers too.

Almanac Life: The Things I Miss (and some I don’t)

Swish opened The Age to Page 2 today and saw something that got him thinking.

Almanac Life: Elizabeth South Primary, Grade 7, 1972.

Swish reckons that 1972, his final year of primary school at Elizabeth South was up there with his best. [Fine memoir – JTH]

Almanac Memoir: Lyndon ‘Beefy’ Andrews – A Football Journey

Lyndon ‘Beefy’ Andrews was a close-checking Centre Half Back for Central District in the SANFL during the 60s and 70s. From his junior years in Gawler to his last (and very successful) season in SA’s Mid-North, this is his entertaining account of his years in footy, the ovals that he played on and the friendships that he made along the way.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 1: Central District

Swish is assembling a virtual collection of the SANFL Mobil Footy cards from 1971. Centrals is first up in this (alphabetical) club by club series.

1971 – The Greatest Game I Never Saw: Sturt v Centrals 1st Semi Final

Swish harks back to his beloved Centrals’ first ever final in 1971, which he missed due to a visit to relatives in not so greater western Sydney.

2017 Women’s Footy Almanac launch (& SANFL Elimination Final – Norwood v Central District): Making things

Dave Brown’s huge weekend of footy, golf, wine and fellowship. And wine.

SANFL 70s Pen Pix: Norwood v Central District 1972

Swish takes us back to the ’70s with these classic player profiles from the SA Football Budget. Nostalgia central.

Resilience – A Story of Sydney Swans Legend Michael O’Loughlin

Wesley Hull was there as Michael O’Loughlin imparted a really important message to the boys at the 2017 National AFL Male Kickstart and All Nations Championships

Round 15 – Melbourne v Adelaide: Melbourne by foot, Part 3 (Job done!)

Dave Brown finishes up his weekend of footy as the Crows salute on a big day for the club

SANFL Round 6 – Central District v Norwood: nothing to Bragg about

Dave Brown mulls over songs taken out of context (and does quite a bit of it himself) on the road to Elizabeth with a Billy Bragg obsessed four year old

Passion Is No Ordinary Word

Swish has lost his passion. Help him out.

SANFL Coca-Cola Mini League – Third Time Lucky.

A magnificent memoir of representing his beloved Central District Bulldogs in the SANFL Mini League on not one, not two, but three occasions from Swish Schwerdt; “The three game veterans among us knew the drill…”

My First SANFL Match – Centrals v Woodville – 29/7/1967 (an Adelaide Time Capsule)

Some excerpts from a July 1967 “Football Budget”. Which just so happened to be the first match which “Swish” Schwerdt ever attended. The Adelaide of his childhood is revealed.

SANFL Round 12 – Norwood v Central District: Colder than the Arctic Circle

Dave Brown braves a freezing winter evening at Norwood Oval, but his Redlegs and the ever-reliable Barossa shiraz warm his heart and his bones.

Footy Jumper: Elizabeth High School 1975-77

Swish Schwerdt still has the maroon and gold woollen jumper from the day when he snapped 11 big ones from the forward pocket on Elizabeth Oval (over 3 games – it was a school carnival).

Bulldogs take SANFL minor flag – again

By Rob McLean There is something exhilarating about watching a sporting team winning against all expectations, particularly when it is your own. Central District went into yesterday’s top of the table SANFL clash at Elizabeth Oval undermanned and many observers expected the Bulldogs to concede top spot and possibly the minor premiership to a confident [Read more]