1971 SANFL Mobil Cards – Part 5: Port Adelaide

If your subject is the SANFL, then you will inevitably find yourself discussing Port Adelaide. Swish Schwerdt’s 1971 Mobil footy card series stops off at Alberton Oval.

Tom Harley: Mr Perseverance becomes elite

Malcolm ‘Rulebook’ Ashwood considers the life and career of a tenacious Geelong (and Redlegs, of course) champion

1968 SANFL Grand Final – Sturt v Port Adelaide: Triple Threats

Swish has a rummage through the 1968 Grand Final Budget, which included team photos from all ten clubs, a bonus Barrie and lots of late 60s advertising.

SANFL 1977 Grand Final – Port Adelaide v Glenelg: Centenary Premiership Port

Both Port Adelaide and Glenelg were sick of losing Grand Finals by the time 1977 came around. John Cahill started an enormous run of success at Alberton, with Big Nick the first rung on a very big ladder. Swish was there and he kept the Budget.

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.

1971 SANFL Grand Final – North Adelaide v Port Adelaide: Swampies Outfoxed

Mark ‘Swish’ Schwerdt takes us back to Adelaide, circa 1971, via the Grand Final Budget of that year. (Make sure you stick around until the end- Ed).

1971 – The Greatest Game I Never Saw: Sturt v Centrals 1st Semi Final

Swish harks back to his beloved Centrals’ first ever final in 1971, which he missed due to a visit to relatives in not so greater western Sydney.

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 – Port Adelaide Magpies: 1988-present

In his Almanac debut, Nathan Watson lines up the best Port Adelaide SANFL team in his time as a fan. This one will bring back great memories for Port Adelaide people

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

Round 22 – Adelaide v Sydney: Footy positive

An unexpected ticket to one of the games of the season provides great theatre in the Festival State

SANFL 70s Pen Pix – West Torrens and Port Adelaide 1974 (plus bonus Achilles Jones and K.G.)

Swish takes a quick look at the Port and Torrens stars from the year that fashion and good taste forgot.

In the Show Ring with the Centremen

Carolyn Spooner doggedly compares some of her favourite pivot players to their canine equivalents.

South Australia v Queensland and NSW 1980 – Double Dare Ya

The SANFL seemed to play representative games against everyone bar the VFL in 1980. This double header from Adelaide Cup Day has Swish Schwerdt asking whether Qld or NSW footy was better off for the run.