Almanac Footy History: The John Pitura trade

Dan Hoban recently caught up with John Pitura and asked him about the South Melbourne trade. In profiling the talented utility, Dan has written this account of the saga.

Almanacker wins Football Victoria media award

At last night’s NPL Victoria “Gold Medal Night”, Luke Radziminski took home the Les Shorrock Award for ‘best football image’.

Jan Courtin’s tragic death (a piece from her brother Tony)

Tony Courtin writes about his dear oldest sister and our great friend at the Footy Almanac, Jan Courtin who died after a tragic accident last week. Vale Jan Courtin. [Tony, we appreciate you writing this at such a difficult time – JTH]

Almanac Soccer – National Premier League: The Big One

Luke Radziminski provides an insight into the machinations of the National Premier League as the season enters its final stages.

Almanac Soccer: NPL Round 13 Recap – Pandemonium on Friday the 13th

Luke Radziminski had some early bad vibes due to superstitions around the date, but to his great joy and slight surprise, South Melbourne pulled off one of the most stunning comebacks in recent football history over Avondale. [Contains minor strong language – Ed.]

Almanac Soccer: Recap – South Hold on For Top Spot, Just Barely

Luke reports on South Melbourne’s latest journey as they continue to battle for top spot on the ladder. Find out how South Melbourne managed to clinch a last gasp winner on ANZAC day away to Altona Magic!

Almanac Soccer: Weekly Recap – South in Seventh Heaven After Cupset Fiasco

Luke recaps of the events that unfolded in the Victorian NPL, as South were now knocked out of the Australia Cup by their rival league contenders, but maintained their league form last Saturday holding onto top spot on the ladder

Almanac Soccer: 5 Star Performance As South Remain Top Of The Ladder

Luke recaps South’s convincing win over Hume City last Friday Night, with something bizarre that had happened early in the first half. Find out what happened along with a video of the match highlights to see for yourself

Almanac Soccer: A Six-Pointer Top of The Table Clash Favours South Melbourne

Luke travels to South Melbourne’s away game against St Albans in a top of the table clash. See what’s inside with a little surprise and a full recap of photos and highlights of what was a hotly contested match

Almanac Soccer – NPL Round 3: Derby’s Downpour Delight as South Melbourne brush aside Knights

The juggernauts from Lakeside keep rolling on – the latest win a comfortable result over old NSL sparring partners Melbourne Knights. Luke Radziminski has all the details.

Almanac Soccer – NPL Round 2: South Overcome their Dreaded Bogey Away Day

A daunting trip to Bentleigh Greens for South Melbourne had its share of thrills, spills and goals. Luke Radziminski was on hand to take it all in for Round 2 of the NPL.

Almanac Soccer: South Raring To Go In Their Curtain Raiser Derby

Luke Radziminski returns to photographing soccer matches with some pics and a match report from the Dandenong Thunder and South friendly match.

Geelong’s Record Run – Round 6, 1953: Geelong v South Melbourne – 1952 flag unfurled

Peter Clark’s newest entry to his series on Geelong’s record run of wins sees the Cats unfurl thier premiership flag before trouncing South Melbourne.

Almanac Footy History: The first moving images of VFL football

This is the earliest surviving film of VFL footy – from the 1909 Grand Final between Carlton and South Melbourne.

Almanac (Footy) History: A season under the great Herb Matthews

Sean Mortell caught up with octogenarian (and Almanac contributor) Jim Johnson to findout about his footy career under South Melbourne legend Herb Matthews.

1966 and all that: Round 16 – St. Kilda v South Melbourne

The Saints have a big win in the wet, but suffer an injury to a star in the process. Peter Clark’s coverage of the 1966 season reaches Round 16.

1966 and all that: Round 5 – South Melbourne v St Kilda

It’s Round 5, and the confident Saints travel to the Lakeside Oval to take on Bob Skilton’s in-form South Melbourne. Peter Clark’s look back at 1966 continues apace.

Almanac Footy History: Fitzroy premiers again in 1899

In the second of his Grand Finals series, John Harms tells the story of the Maroons premiership amid the push for Federation in 1899.

Almanac Footy History: An afternoon of footy with Fred Goldsmith

Richard Davis’s piece about Fred Goldsmith reminded John Harms of the time in 2008 when he visited Fred at home in Spotswood and they watched the Swans take on Melbourne.

War, the VFL and the South Melbourne Football Club  

2018 is the centenary of the 1918 South Melbourne Premiership and Richard Davis details how its meaning rises each year set against the backdrop of the First World War and its inevitable effects upon the Victorian Football League.