Almanac Footy: David Palm – friendship and footy

Malcolm Ashwood profiles the extensive footy career of David Palm, former Norwood FC, West Perth FC, and Richmond FC player.

Almanac (Footy) Obituary: RIP Greg Parke

After the euphoria of the Demons’ premiership win, supporters are saddened by the death of former player Greg Parke. David Clerehan pays tribute.

Book Launch: ‘The Definitive Rulebook’ by Malcolm Ashwood

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood launched his book, ‘The Definitive Rulebook’, last night in Adelaide.

Almanac Exclusive: 20th AFL team bids revealed

Always first with breaking news, The Footy Almanac exclusively reveals the bidding teams for the AFL’s 20th licence.

Brady Dawe: Quintessential Team Man

Malcolm Ashwood’s latest Norwood tribute, this time profiling triple premiership winning Redleg Brady Dawe.

Norwood defeat WWT to get the ressies chocolates

Norwood have won their first SANFL Reserves premiership since 1998. Redlegs tragic Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood was on hand at the Adelaide Oval to report on the victory.

SANFL 1975 Grand Final – Glenelg v Norwood: Colourful Football Identities

The first year of colour TV saw the SANFL venture into brave new worlds of graphic design for the 1975 Grand Final footy Budget. Swish Schwerdt was there, but claims he can’t remember much. Fortunately, the Budget is a goldmine of information.

SANFL Round 4 – Norwood v Port Adelaide: Norwood Goes Bam Bam

Rulebook’s back, and he reviews Norwood’s great win in the SANFL Round 4 match against Port Adelaide,.

‘The Game-Changer……….’ – KB Hill

KB Hill is a seemingly endless source of heart-warming stories about local sportspeople who have really given it a crack! In this latest edition, KB tells us about Michael Newton, a man with an extensive sporting CV. (Great stuff! – Ed.)

Ben Jefferies, aka Joffa, the role player and clubman

Malcolm Ashwood, ìn his latest Norwood FC piece, profiles triple premiership player Ben Jefferies.

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.

David Payne, Football and Conquering Addictions

As a man who has understood what it’s like to have faced his own battles with alcohol, Malcolm Ashwood writes a raw and honest profile on Norwood premiership star David Payne, who has rebuilt his life after alcohol and gambling took hold.

SANFL Round 15 – Norwood v West Adelaide: A Redleg Smorgasbord of a Day

Malcolm Ashwood reports on another satisfying Norwood win. Includes several fantastic photos from the past players & officials function as well as in the rooms post game.

SANFL Round 12 – Port Adelaide v Norwood: Beating Port by Two Eight Points

Malcolm Ashwood ventured out to the Alberton Oval to see his Norwood team win their 7th successive game with their triumph over the Power/Magpies. He also gives us a reminder of the “Count Me In” MND fundraiser day this coming Saturday at the Norwood v Adelaide clash at Norwood Oval. Get behind this worthy cause.

Proof: Why Living in the `70s was the best

Michael Sexton looks at some comparative studies around the game of the last 50 years thanks to James Coventry and friends – and the results so far are very interesting.

Norwood Hall Of Fame Legends

A wonderful evening as the Norwood Football Club inducted it’s inaugural 5 Legends at it’s Hall of Fame night. Malcolm Ashwood was there taking it all in while also being on raffle ticket duty.

Killa: the Alan Killigrew years at Norwood

“After all, what is a football club?  It is grass in the middle, posts at the ends, and bricks and mortar.  It’s the people that give it soul.  A football club is a living body”. Those reflective words penned by Alan Killigrew, say a lot about the man and his remarkable football journey that had a profound impact on so many people.

Interviewing Norwood Senior Coach Jarrod Cotton

Another fantastic Norwood piece from Malcolm Ashwood, this time it’s current Redlegs coach Jarrod Cotton, who’s playing career saw him represent SANFL teams Central District, Norwood and South Adelaide as well as playing for Port Adelaide in the AFL, who goes under the Rulebook microscope.

Raving Rulebook No 5

Rulebook’s take on week one of the finals, including that Shuey free, as well as his thoughts on the 2nd Test in Chittagong. All brought to you from the Coopers box at The Parade.

Almanac Book Review: “Fabulous Phil- The Phil Carman Story” by Matt Watson

Luke Reynolds reviews ‘Fabulous Phil – The Phil Carman Story’, written by Almanacker Matt Watson.