1969 SANFL Grand Final – Sturt v Glenelg: A Greenslide

Swish has uncovered a copy of the 1969 SANFL GF Souvenir Football Budget – while of course filled with the ins and outs of the big game (notably one Royce Hart), read on to discover mentions of PNG, Fruita, Four Corners after Rolf Harris and much much more…

Round 1 – Collingwood v Geelong: Giggles and fumbles

Sean Mortell is selling Footy Records to help get through uni – and when the job is done he’s straight into the MCG to watch his beloved Pies. Here’s his story of the night.

Tom Wills Bibliography

Johnhenry Holmes has taken an interest in Tom Wills for many years. During this time he has compiled a bibliography of items relating to Tom Wills. Paddy Grindlay – who has been our W.K. Trewick Scholar (thanks in part to Chris Bracher’s generous donation) spent a recent week compiling it in this post. (Thanks Paddy). We hope to have another Tom Wills Dinner in the lead up to the forthcoming Ashes series.

The Turbulent Tales of a Footy Record Seller

Sean Mortell is a Year 10 student at Viewbank College. He has been spending this week doing work experience at the Almanac. A keen young writer, a student of literature, and centremen at the Banyule Colts, he has produced two pieces of writing. This one about being a Footy Record seller may generate some memories from other Record sellers. [It certainly also brings back memories of Bridget Schwerdt – Ed]

AFL Round 6 – Sydney v Lions: Lion around doing nothing

The Swans smashed the Lions, writes Tom Bally. Yada yada yada. Now, onto the Grand Final rematch!

At the bottom of the Record

This 10-part series is a tribute to all the players who have played a senior VFL/AFL game wearing a guernsey number of 50 and above.  The players whose names appear just above the omnipresent Mr “Rushed” at the foot of the player list in the Record, and who have used (in some cases temporarily) a [Read more]