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.

SANFL 1973 Grand Final – Glenelg v North Adelaide: The Stud Gets Up

The 1973 SANFL Grand Final went down as a classic tussle, not decided until deep in the final term after a famous mark by Graham Cornes. Swish takes us back almost 50 years, to a time of car-salesman coaches, Vulcan oil heaters and groovy graphics.

SANFL 1987 Grand Final – North Adelaide v Glenelg: Amayzing

Swisch Schwerdt remembers 1987, in all its 1987-ness, culminating in the North Adelaide – Glenelg Grand Final in the SANFL. [The Ricky May national anthem is a must-see – Ed]

Glenelg Football Club 1971 – Like A Tiger

He’s not a Glenelg follower, but Swish found plenty of interest in this 1971 Bays souvenir publication. Why it included Cornesy’s eye-popping confessions about his pre-game newly-wed routine remains a mystery.

This exquisite, unrepeatable moment

Mickey Randall took the boys to the footy and came home having experienced one of life’s beautiful moments.

SANFL 1977 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Glenelg: Centenary Premiership Port

Both Port Adelaide and Glenelg were sick of losing Grand Finals by the time 1977 came around. John Cahill started an enormous run of success at Alberton, with Big Nick the first rung on a very big ladder. Swish was there and he kept the Budget.

‘Andrew Greskie’s Fling With The Sport Of Kings’ – KB Hill

Andrew Greskie wasn’t cut out to be a football player but, boy, was he good with the horses! Another KB Hill special on a Wangaratta personality gets the Almanac’s day off to a great start.

SANFL Round 11 – Norwood v Glenelg: Norwood add to Glenelg misery in freezing conditions

Six in a row for Rulebook’s rampaging Redlegs on a (for Adelaide) bitterly cold winter afternoon

Almanac Laws of the Game: the best rule in the book

What’s the most obscure rule you’ve seen an umpire use? The weirdest thing on a footy field? Dave Brown has a couple of favourites

Almanac Footy History: In search of the best roving pairs

Who are the mightiest mosquitoes ever to have buzzed around the football packs? Some suggestions from Messrs Sexton and Coventry. Thoughts?

Umpiring: the consolations of mythology

Dave Brown wonders, then thoroughly understands, why they need to point out umpires are human.

Round 4 – Adelaide v Sydney: Crows bat deep and you can Count Me In

Rulebook’s wrap on the rapture inducing Crows win over the Swans and Friday night’s ‘Count Me In’ game at the Parade