Almanac Footy: The day 1000 goals needed no security

IT was as if nobody really noticed when Doug Wade became the first of the modern-day goalkickers to reach four figures, writes RON REED

Almanac Footy History: The `67 Grand Final

Grand Final today. Old Dog looks back at the last time Richmond and Geelong played in the Grand Final, in 1967, through the eyes of some of the players who ran out that day.

Old Autograph Books: Roger Lowrey

More autographs. Some famous Geelong names from the 1960s.

Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game; 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political- and footy-wise. This insightful piece from Glen! was posted a couple of years ago and this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Moratorium March. [Well worth remembering – Ed.]

Almanac Local Footy – MCUE v GGGM: Grassroots footy at its best!

Ah, country sport at the local Reserve on a Saturday afternoon! Peter Clark brings us an important clash between two of the Riverina Football Netball League’s amalgamated clubs, MCUE and GGBM. See if you can get your mouth around these two names!

Almanac Teams: A team of Dougs

Phil Dimitriadis produces another team of flashbacks that includes some genuine stars called Doug to celebrate Sir Doug Nicholls round.

Round 4 – Geelong v GWS: The wisdom of youth

An over-confident Cookie and his young bloke (primary school age) go to Kardinia Park for the contest between their Cats and GWS. It’s an afternoon of history and memory – with sage advice from the young fella. [Super piece – Ed]

Geelong has-beens

Glen D suggests a team based on departed Geelong players

Dick Clay: For the diehards

So many moments make up a passage of footy, a quarter of footy, a game of footy, a season of footy, the history of footy. Matt Zurbo has found a Dick Clay moment in the ’74 Grand Final which continues to inspire him.

Era, era on the wall; 1967-1976

The late 60s and early 70s are the Golden Years of footy for many VFL fans. In Jeff Dowsing’s latest look at Grand Final eras, the years 1967 to 1976 would see a revolution in how the game was played after Barassi’s Blues and their use handball engineered possibly the greatest comeback in VFL Grand Final history. Carlton, Richmond, Hawthorn and North fans; this is your era.

A tale of two forwards

Heard Bill Ryan talking on the Coodabeens on Saturday. He was  a club stalwart in the halcyon days of footy, playing 167 games, kicking 220 goals. Memories of my early years as a Cats supporter. I first barracked for them in 1969, their eighth and last finals campaign in a great run. In 1970 they fell [Read more]

Doug Wade’s Apple

After 41.5 years, the identity of the apple-thrower who might have cost Geelong a finals berth in 1970 has been solved. Courtesy of the Geelong Advertiser.