Balmey

Malcolm “Rulebook” Ashwood profiles Neil Balme – legendary footballer, coach and manager across multiple states and clubs.

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 Elimination Final – Norwood v Sturt: Norwood beat the Elimination Blues

No finals blues yet for Rulebook as he reports on Norwood’s Elimination Final win over Sturt.

SANFL Round 5 – Norwood stay on top of the tree

Rulebook’s take on the Redlegs’ hard-fought win over the Roosters to keep them on top of the ladder.

Footy Park: farewell or good riddance?

As the final grandstands are demolished at Football Park, Dave Brown remembers the good and bad times, the SANFL Grand Finals, Modra, McLeod, chicken salt and the tarps at West Lakes. What are your memories of Football Park?

Luke Valente, Elite Leader

Malcolm Ashwood profiles Luke Valente, captain of the victorious South Australian Under 18 team.

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 2)

Rulebook covers the mighty achievements of SA’s footballing James family. Here’s the second installment, he looks at the impressive career of Roger 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 13 – Norwood v Adelaide: Redlegs Defeat Crows But Unite Together Fighting MND

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood was on hand for a very special day at the Parade, the ‘Count Me In’ fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease as the Redlegs played host to the Crows. Includes several fantastic photos from the day.

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.

Chris Grigg and the Fight Against MND

Malcolm Ashwood pays tribute to Chris Grigg, former Norwood and Athelstone footballer who now has the debilitating Motor Neurone Disease, plus pays tribute to other Norwood alumni who have suffered from the disease with no cure. Both the Norwood and Athelstone Football Clubs have MND fundraisers coming up, be sure to show your support as Rulebook gets behind the cause.

SANFL Round 8 – Norwood v Central Districts: Glenn & the Redlegs Destroy the Dogs

Very happy Norwood supporter Malcolm Ashwood reports on the Redlegs big win at The Parade on Friday night, with Josh Glenn putting on a goal kicking masterclass against his former team.

Anzac Day SANFL-W Grand Final : Triumph and tragedy in footy, in life.

How did Verity Sanders’ Panthers go in their quest for South Adelaide silverware against the inspired Redlegs?

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.

SANFL – Finals double-header: Winx, Winx, say no more

Winx, winx, say no more, but the Adelaide Oval nearly has it all, as Peter Sweeney found out.

The Raving Rulebook Video – First Edition

You’ve read his fine work on The Footy Almanac. You’ve taken his phone calls. You’ve bought his raffle tickets. Now you can see what he actually looks like as Rulebook shares his thoughts on football, sport and life on the first ever Raving Rulebook Video!