Almanac (Footy) History: Little Jim Johnson – a turbulent year at the famous Melbourne High School

Jim Johnson, Melbourne High School student in 1950, had a lot to do with the development of the drop punt stab pass. Sean Mortell looks at Johnson’s achievements on the sporting field in his only year at the school.

‘Ross Greenwood – telling the finance story with style….’ – KB Hill

This week, KB Hill favours us with the story of local boy made good, Ross Greenwood. Better known as a finance guru, Ross remembers his roots and still rolls his arm over in Sydney.

Almanac Local Footy: A good Weekend of Footy

Rod Oaten had a rare weekend where all his teams won, thankfully Essendon had a bye.

The Tykes and the Unicorns- Relegations

As a supporter of English soccer team Barnsley and VAFA team MHSOB, it’s been a tough last dozen years for Rod Oaten as they’ve both dropped back through the Divisions of their respective competitions. We won’t mention Rod also barracks for Essendon….

Round 23 – Collingwood v Essendon: The last game of the year

Jim Kesselschmidt makes a cracking debut for the Floreat Pica Society in the last Collingwood game of the year. [Wonderful story of family, history, meaning – Ed].

No Dons but plenty of footy

No Dons this weekend, but that’s not to say there’s no footy. Far from it , it’s a weekend to celebrate grass roots footy and for me, to visit two of the best footy grounds in the Melbourne metropolitan area. I headed off on the bike for a pleasant ride across the Yarra to the [Read more]