SANFL Draft Dodgers – 1981: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

As if we did not need a reminder of the SANFL’s love-hate relationship with the VFL/AFL! Swish Schwerdt runs us through the ‘forgotten’ draft of 1981, and tells us who stayed and who went

Poetry: Footy Memorabilia

A brief verse from Damian Balassone on sacred totems.

Robert Walls in the 1987 Grand Final – A Coaching Master Class

Miles Wilks recently re-watched all four 1987 matchups between Carlton and Hawthorn, resulting in these sharp observations about the tactical nous of Robert Walls.

South Australia v Victoria State of Origin 1984 – Tuesday Night Lights

Written on “Back to the Future Day”, Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt heads back to the past. The night South Australian football was changed irreversibly. 1984 specifically, when South Australia took on the Big V in a State-of-Origin match, played at Football Park. Just before the lure of the VFL/AFL proved too much for many of the SANFL’s best. The Football Budget? Don’t ask.

Do We Go For Three?

ILuvHawkThugs shares with us the simple reasoning behind the choice of Lewis for his son’s name “…Omen disguised as superstition, parading as luck, in an act of folly.”