Almanac Footy History: Chris ‘Tractor’ Prime

In his latest profile piece, Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood details the career of former Norwood forward and legendary country goalkicker Chris ‘Tractor’ Prime.

Almanac Lunch: Balme in the Barossa

Michael Sexton and his mate Jeff enjoyed the recent Footy Almanac lunch with Neil Balme and Anson Cameron at The Clubhouse in Tanunda. Michael also unpacks the swing Balmey took at Jeff many years ago.

Almanac (Footy) Profile: Matthew Robran – AKA ‘Son Of’

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood provides an in depth profile of Matthew Robran, the Adelaide Crows champion and duel premiership player.

Almanac (Golf) Life: The Schmodlow Cup

Andy Thurlow recounts the origins of The Schmodlow Cup for which his family competed over many years at the Naracoorte Golf Club.

SANFL Grand Final – Norwood v North Adelaide: A Picture Paints a Thousand Words!

Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood was out and amongst it celebrating Norwood’s one point win in the SANFL Grand Final.

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.