Neil Sachse: 45 years on

Paul O’Connor (from the Western Bulldogs Past Players, and good friend of the Almanac) presents a terrific tribute to Neil Sachse who was seriously injured in a tragic incident 45 years ago. (We republish this piece to pay respects to Neil Sachse, who passed away on Aug 26, 2020. RIP, Neil. – Ed).

Poultry by Numbers – 19 Roosters: An Analysis of the SANFL Tribunal’s Decision in the “19th Man” Case

Adelaide lawyer Michael Dadds and his son, legal clerk Eddie Dadds, navigate a path through the legal matter which is the SANFL’s “19th man case”. This analysis is an antidote to the emotive and sometimes ill-informed social media discussions which are doing the rounds. This was a matter of law. But perhaps this gives rise to legal debate.

SA football royalty – the James family (Part 1)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. In this first installment, he looks at the stellar careers of Brett and Paul James.

Seeing Ken Farmer

On Friday evening before the Crows-Swans match a statue of Ken Farmer was unveiled at the northern end of the Adelaide Oval. He is cast in perfect form – roosting the ball through for another goal. It was a dominant pose familiar to football lovers during the Depression. Michael Sexton wonderfully recalls the Bradmanesque career of South Australian goal kicking great, Ken Farmer. [Brilliant story of a son wanting to see his father – JTH] *** 27/9/17 A link to the footage is now available ***

SANFL Flashback: The Golden Men of Football ’82

Sit back, heat up a flapjack and enjoy this trip down memory lane with Mike Hugo.