Almanac Footy: SA v WA 1971 – Run Of The Mill

This between-Carnivals state game between SA and WA in 1971 was full of household names, but is largely forgotten. Swish take us back to the days of Ansett, Golden Fleece, AMSCOL and players with names such as Bob, Graham, George, Len, Terry and Ian.

SANFL 1967 Grand Final – Sturt v Port Adelaide: Back To Back Blues

The 1967 SANFL Grand Final was a rematch of the 1966 decider, pitting Jack Oatey’s skills based approach against Fos Williams’ physical style of football. The bigger, bolder ‘souvenir’ Football Budget says much about mid-1960s Adelaide.

Almanac Football Obituary: Russell Ebert – Legend

Swish Schwerdt pays tribute to Russell Ebert, a universally loved footballer – a true champion on and off the field.

1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 5: Port Adelaide

If your subject is the SANFL, then you will inevitably find yourself discussing Port Adelaide. Swish Schwerdt’s 1971 Mobil footy card series stops off at Alberton Oval.

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.

1971 SANFL Grand Final – North Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Swampies Outfoxed

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt takes us back to Adelaide, circa 1971, via the Grand Final Budget of that year. (Make sure you stick around until the end- Ed).

Almanac Footy History – On The Bench (Seat)

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

SANFL Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt

Peter Sweeney was over the moon with the Sturt upset win over the favourites Port Adelaide in the SANFL Grand Final.

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Introduction and The Coaches

Can 1997 really be two decades ago? Apparently so, as Swish introduces this pictorial series covering the coaches and players from the 1997 AFL season.

Let’s back Jack

The Let’s Back Jack campaign adopted by the Port committee in 1974 saw Cahill yield an incredible 11 Grand Finals for 10 premierships in 16 seasons in charge, recalls Lachlan Waterman.