Almanac History: Moratorium

The Moratorium March, Royalty at the footy, the VFL’s first ever Sunday match, and VFL Park’s first game; 1970 was certainly a happening year for many things political- and footy-wise. This insightful piece from Glen was posted a couple of years ago and this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the Moratorium March. [Well worth remembering – Ed.]

SANFL Blow-ins 1960-1990 Part 3: Glenelg

With Glenelg winning the 2019 SANFL Grand Final, we re-visit Swish Schwerdt’s look at players who had a stint at the Bays.

One of the biggest names in Australian football (along with several obscure ones) appears in this next instalment of Swish’s list of Glenelg interstate interlopers during the SANFL’s black and golden years.

1969 SANFL Grand Final – Sturt v Glenelg: A Greenslide

Swish has uncovered a copy of the 1969 SANFL GF Souvenir Football Budget – while of course filled with the ins and outs of the big game (notably one Royce Hart), read on to discover mentions of PNG, Fruita, Four Corners after Rolf Harris and much much more…

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.

Almanac Teams: Great Number 4s

A cracking, attacking team of #4s from Phil Dimitriadis.

Premiership Tiger Dreams of a 1967 Repeat

KB Hill looks back at the life and career of John Perry who played in Richmond’s 1967 Grand Final win. A fascinating overview of the player’s career, family connections to footy and some of the legends he played with and against.

Footy Blogging and Archiving

Andy Fuller provides a thoughtful and insightful discussion about footy blogging and archiving.

How a day at the footy won my girls over to the yellow and black.

Was it the rain on his face or tears of pride and joy? Son of a Vich relates a wonderful day at the footy with his two daughters and their conversion to the Tigers.

50 Years On – What Else Happened on This Day?

Grand Final week 1966 was not only a glorious time for St Kilda but as Warwick Nolan points out, other interesting football and sporting events were happening at the same time.

Tiger Tragics

Rob Bartlett reflects on his passion for the Tigers.

Some Of My Footy Firsts

We all have childhood footy-related memories that stay with us for a lifetime; your trip to a footy game, your visit to the ‘G, kick-to-kick at school lunchtimes and that first specky over the top of the pack. Wesley Hull recalls a moment we can all identify with; the passion of collecting footy cards and being presented with your first footy jumper, knitted by Nan.

Buddy v Royce

This is an intriguing experiment. Old Dog, thinking creatively, again.