Neil ‘The Bear’ Button – champion footballer, quality human being

Malcolm Ashwood continues his series of profiles on former Norwood greats. This time it’s Team of the Century member Neil ‘The Bear’ Button.

SANFL 1976 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt: Around The Ground

The biggest ever footy crowd in South Australian history assembled at, in and on Football Park for the 1976 Grand Final. Swish’s Footy Budget from that year helps remember one of the great days in SANFL history, with a nod to ageing Hollywood performers, tyre replacement guarantees, cask wine and egg rings.

1974 SANFL Grand Final – Glenelg v Sturt: Whelan In The Years

Swish Schwerdt continues his series reviewing great SANFL games, Footy Budget and all, this time it’s the 1974 Grand Final between Glenelg and Sturt.

South Australia v Victoria 1973: Nevermore

Swish relives his first state game via this 1973 Footy Budget, the one where Jezza kicked 10. He’s still going, unlike much of its commercial contents.

SANFL Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Sturt: see ya at the Arkaba

Dave Brown’s family has history at Port v Sturt Grand Finals. There’s nothing like a happy ending

SANFL 1983 Highlights – Whimpressive

Compiling the Grand Final Footy Budget was a big ask in 1983. Swish pays tribute to Bernard Whimpress’ summary of that not so special season. (Contains excess traces of Blighty)

In the tree tops with the ruckmen

Carolyn Spooner finds a perfect relationship between the very best of football’s big men and, thanks to a trusty copy of Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens, many particularly characterised Australian trees.

1981 VFL Lists – Old, New, Supplementary Too

Ever wondered who was on the VFL lists in 1981? Wonder no more. (Includes the famed Faletic-Malarkey photographic quinella)

Round 8 – GWS v Adelaide: Benno’s AFL debut

Benno the Sturt supporting son of the Almanac meteorologist, aged four, chooses birthplace over birthright as he decides which AFL team to barrack for.

King George Whiting and the Jumbo Prince

A day’s fishing near Tumby Bay takes an unexpected turn for Michael Sexton and his mates when SANFL great Rick Davies (inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame) drops into the pub that night. As it turns out, Davies doesn’t mind a yarn.

Rick Davies in Yorke Valley FL Premiership Glory

With Rick Davies entry into the Hall of Fame, Peter Argent remembers his unlikely mid-career role in a South Australian country league premiership.