Almanac Footy History: 1919 VFL Grand Final – Collingwood v Richmond

The 1919 VFL Grand Final between Collingwood and Richmond was played during the Spanish Flu pandemic. Glen Davis tells the story of that game.

Almanac Footy History – Dan Minogue: a Bendigo boy huge in the VFL

There’s been a long stream of footy greats who grew up in Bendigo and played in the BFL/ BFA before going onto the VFL/AFL. Dan Minogue is one, the only player to coach 5 VFL/AFL clubs and he is profiled here by Richard Jones.

George Ogilvie Jnr: Echuca’s gun `30s centreman

You have to be a pretty handy player to be inducted into a footy league’s Hall of Fame. And if you’re one of 20 named in the very first Hall then you’re clearly an outstanding candidate: a star, to be exact. Such was the case with George Ogilvie jnr., Echuca’s gun centreman of the 1920s and 30s.

When the Tigers Rocked the Theatre Royal – Hobart’s First Encounter With “Eat ‘Em Alive”

Liahm O’Brien has the tale of the first documented time Tasmania heard the famous “Eat ‘Em Alive” mantra.

George Ronald Cole – Footballer Senator

Never heard of George Cole? Well, he was a school teaching, grassroots footballer of outstanding ability well known throughout Tasmania who later become a Federal Politician. His remarkable story is told here.

The Tasmanian Journey of Dan Minogue: The Forgotten Chapter of a Magnificent Football Legacy

The legacy that Dan Minogue left within the game of Australian rules was quite remarkable as researched and written by Liahm O’Brien