Rising from the cellar: Fitzroy’s outstanding 1979 season

A teenage Philip Mendes watched his beloved Lions break a 19 year-old finals drought in 1979. He recounts every game of that breakthrough season. [Sit back and enjoy – Ed].

VAFA Premier B – Fitzroy v Old Carey: Fitzroy…Stereofini; Fitzroy…Stereofairest (and best)…the club we hold so dear.

King George! III is at his observant and entertaining best this week [he’s coming off a high base too – JTH] with this report of a cracking day at Brunswick St which involved Serafini numerology, a fine performance from the boys and a noble performance from the women’s side (the Sunday previous).

VAFA – Caulfield v Fitzroy: Gnocc Gnocc Gnoccing on Mother’s door

Not even the support of the finest body of mothers ever assembled could get the Royboys home on a day when Lorenzo Serafini and the memory of tough full forwards and his mother’s gnocchi stole the show. King George III reports.

Revising the Doom and Gloom Historiography: Fitzroy Football Club’s last golden era 1978-1986

Despite the doom and gloom impression history may have given you, in the early 80s Fitzroy were a “glamour team” of the VFL. Philip Mendes is keen to counter the negativity and prove that Fitzroy were up there with the best.