‘Far from the madding crowd…..’ – KB Hill

KB Hill reprises his tribute to Lance Oswald, Strathmerton legend, St Kilda star of the early 60s and a member of both their Hall of Fame and Team of the Century. According to many local experts, he was Wangaratta’s finest football product. Lance passed away recently.

‘The Big-Man Who Made A Difference…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill returns in the New Year with his homage to John Waldron, a big man from the 50s and 60s, who became a legend in Victorian country footy.

“Veteran’s moment in the sun” by KB Hill

KB Hill has a story to tell about Noel ‘Bully’ Wise, noted as a tough, determined player in the Ovens and King league, recently awarded life membership at Wangaratta.

“Go Tarrawingee”: By KB Hill

Many country leagues have already played their Grand Finals. KB Hill speaks to Tarrawingee’s Trevor Edwards after their triumph last Saturday.

“…….KARL…….” by KB Hill

KB Hill catches up with Karl Norman, an ex Blue who always danced to his own tune, and who continues to star in country footy to this day.

Finding form at the right time by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the story of the 1978 Wangaratta Rovers side, a textbook example of ‘finding form’ when it counts the most.

A star from the VFA’s halcyon days by KB Hill

This week’s KB Hill features Rod Cobain, who played in the VFL & VFA before heading up to Yarrawonga

“Be Home Before Dark……” by KB Hill

KB Hill recounts the long football history of the Gayfer clan, and the fortunes of the Rutherglen footy club. Two stories which reflect the ebbs and flows of a country footy fortunes.

‘When Murmungee made the news…..” By KB Hill

Another KB Hill classic. This time, he recounts the football odyssey of Ovens and Murray League legend Ron Critchley.

Wangaratta Jack by KB Hill

KB Hill on a truly great character of Wang, Jack Dick

Robbie Walker…what a corker! by KB Hill

The careers of country footballers who could’ve been goers in the big smoke – but never did – make for interesting tales. KB Hill tells of one of them: Wangaratta Rovers great, Robbie Walker

Almanac Teams: Murray Kangaroos

Glen! has been inspired by both the fertile lands along the mighty Murray and resident Almanac Teams doyen, Phil Dimitriadis, to put together a team of Kangaroos hailing from either side of the river.

On reflection – Peter Harvey… and that imaginary white line – by KB Hill

KB Hill has seen a lot of north-east Victorian sport. Enjoy this tale of Peter Harvey – regional cricketer, footballer and international traveller. [We would love to hear from anyone who knows P Harvey – Ed].

Dogs Came Out Snarling For Mighty Mick

Another fine contribution from KB Hill, covering the footy life and times of Wodonga legend (and ex-Collingwood player) Mick Bone

Introducing KB Hill: father, sportsman, writer.

John Harms met KB Hill at his 70th birthday, and this is KB Hill’s first piece for the Almanac.

Football Corowa style 2015

On a wintry day, Glen makes the drive from North Fitzroy to Corowa to see the Ovens and Murray fixture between Corowa-Rutherglen and Wodonga. [Beaut report on a country footy match which includes who the players are and who some of the people in the crowd are]