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.

Alex Georgiou – the Competitor

Alex Georgiou, former champion Norwood FC player is profiled by Malcolm Ashwood as he continues his series of stories about champion footballers.

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.

Almanac Footy History – On The Bench (Seat)

Would you buy a new or pre-loved vehicle from one of these blokes?

Footy Park: farewell or good riddance?

As the final grandstands are demolished at Football Park, Dave Brown remembers the good and bad times, the SANFL Grand Finals, Modra, McLeod, chicken salt and the tarps at West Lakes. What are your memories of Football Park?

South Australia v Victoria 1973: Nevermore

Swish relives his first state game via this 1973 Footy Budget, the one where Jezza kicked 10. He’s still going, unlike much of its commercial contents.

Round 2 – Adelaide v Richmond: Welcome Home Bryce Gibbs

Michael Sexton remembers Bryce Gibbs as a 17-year-old from Glenelg with a drop punt that made you purr, and a Zen calmness that defied his age, and has watched him with pride in becoming the champion footballer he is today.

In the firing line with the ruck rovers

The role of the ruck-rover is defined by the many wonderful exemplars Carolyn Spooner refers to from teams of the’60’s through to the current day.

In the fast lane with the centre half forwards

Following the post on her preferred full-forwards, Carolyn Spooner provides a list of the standout centre half forwards. Can you add to it?

Round 17 – Adelaide v Gold Coast: A Pillar of (Chicken) Salt

A Mickey classic as he samples Adelaide Oval’s culinary delights and the Crows for the first time post repatriation. Would you like chicken salt with that?

Early Cornes

By his own admission, Graham Cornes found his induction into the Australian Football Hall of Fame slightly awkward. As a player his signature moment was a gasping high mark in the dying moments of the 1973 SANFL grand final. Glenelg was down by five points when he went back for the kick. It was the [Read more]