1981 Revisited – Round 22: ‘Back in Black’, The Death of South Melbourne

South Melbourne play their last home game at the Lakeside Oval, and finals places are confirmed on largely sodden ovals. Sam Steele revisits the final home and away round of the 1981 VFL season.

Round 7 – Brisbane v Sydney: True Believers

Jan Courtin can remember previous struggles for the Sydney Swans (and South Melbourne). So she’s thankful for recent success, and looking forward to her club rising again.

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.

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.

Odd Friday Lunch: Peter ‘Wheels’ Bedford

Join us this Friday for lunch with South Melbourne legend Peter ‘Wheels’ Bedford.

Shane Morwood

Damian Balassone pens a poem to Collingwood and Sydney backman Shane Morwood.

1933 Richmond Football Club photo: who’s there?

The Richmond Football Club 1933 team photo. Who can you name? [Rhett Bartlett – Tigerland historian and son of Kevin – has filled us in on all of them and added a few snippets about them. Thanks Rhett.]

What my Footy Club means to me

Joe Moore loves his footy club, and tells us why. What does your footy club mean to you?

Footy Almanac Bloods Lunch (Aug 29)

Footy Almanac Bloods’ lunch with Peter Bedford. All welcome. [Check the Peter Bedford footy card]