Almanac Footy Memoir – VFL Grand Final 1970: It’s the Vibe

Fifty years ago! Mark Poustie makes an impressive Almanac debut with this fine piece on attending the 1970 Grand Final with his father and brother. Philosophical reflection, description, history and comment all come together in this beaut memoir. [Welcome Mark – JTH]

Remembering Festival Hall – The Night Jezza and George Walked Out on the Blues

Reflecting on the loss of another treasured Melbourne venue – Warren Tapner reminds us of some of Festival Hall’s rich history outside of the music world.

Canberra Day – a celebration of the capital’s home ground and “local” team

Canberra turns 103 today. Manuka Oval has been a constant for 85 of them. Now the second home of the GWS Giants, will Canberra let it grow? Let us hope so

Jesaulenko You Beeeuuuttyy!!!!

A different view of one of football’s most famous marks. Jezza climbs over Jerker Jenkins in the 1970 Grand Final. Serge looks impressed. This photo came to us some time ago, and we have been unable to locate its source. If anyone can help in this regard, please comment below. Or just enjoy the photo.