VFL Finals 2019 – Success for stand alone clubs

Rod Oaten asks the question of why there has been a lack of acknowledgement in the media for the success of the stand alone VFL clubs who had wins over their AFL aligned opponents in the first week of the VFL Finals. What do you think?

VFA/VFL – The Burgers v The Boroughs: Red and blue deja vu

Mic Rees sees a moving tribute to legendary Coburg stalwart Ian Liversidge before watching his Port Melbourne side taken on the locals. His visit to Coburg City Oval takes him back to one of the VFA’s memorable grand finals- when Port came back from oblivion to snatch victory against Coburg in1980. [Super evocation of past and present – JTH]

VFL Round 1: Williamstown v Port Melbourne – Rekindling old rivalries in the sunset

It’s been a few years since Glen! has seen Port Melbourne in the VFA/VFL; he made a return to watch on as Williamstown played picturesque host to a contest between two doyens of the Victorian game in Round 1.

VFL Prelim Final: Williamstown v Port Melbourne

Rod Oaten was treated to grass roots footy at its best – North Port Oval on a cracking Melbourne Sunday.

VFL – Port Melbourne v Northern Blues: The Ciarans at the Borough

Joe Huddler spent Saturday afternoon at North Port Oval watching and talking to some of his Irish compatriots. There were lots of Ciarans and lots to like about some young Carlton players running around against Port Melbourne.

Obituary: Bern Croker

Bern Croker was a good man, committed to family and faith, education and footy. This is the eulogy from his funeral. [Thanks Keiran, this is just wonderful – Ed]

VFL 2014 Season Preview Part 1

For those who just can’t get enough footy, the VFL season starts today. Ross Slater reports on some interesting recruiting over the summer, some good news for lovers of genuine power forwards and cult heroes, and the struggle faced by Coburg (including some unusual activity by the players to raise support over the break).