‘Whorouly boy maintains lifetime bond with the Swans…’ by KB Hill

KB Hill traces the career of Whorouly product Clem Goonan who played for South Melbourne and still retains his links with the club.

Almanac Footy (heartbreak): She was teasing me all along

Earlier this week, Chris Bracher poured his heart out over his beloved South Melbourne. Now he’s lost her again to the uncertainties of the far north. Oh, the pain!

Almanac Soccer: South Melbourne Riding The Season On A High

Round 5 of the FFA Cup produced an absolute thriller between the original derby sides, South Melbourne and the Melbourne Knights. Luke Radziminski reports.

Almanac Footy History: South’s shining star – the story of Bruce Sloss

Bruce Sloss is a name not many VFL/AFL supporters would know, but a century ago he was a star of the game. In this brilliantly researched piece, Roger Spaull tells the glorious and tragic tale of footballer-soldier Lieutenant Sloss.

Almanac Soccer: Vale Jimmy Williams

Luke Radzminski followed South Melbourne to play the underdogs in the Eastern Lions. Having just lost the late Jimmy Williams, the Lions held on in a nail biting finish.

Almanac Soccer: South Melbourne plays an old foe on a neutral battleground

South Melbourne, after a strong pre-season, came up against arch rivals Heidelberg United to open their 2021 season. Luke Radzminski was there, camera in hand, to capture the big moments and profile Heidelberg.

Almanac Soccer: South Melbourne’s perfect pre-season fails at the last hurdle

South Melbourne were flying in their pre-season, raring to take on rivals Heidelberg in round one of the Victorian National Premier League. But Luke Radziminski was there, camera in hand, to watch the powerhouse take on the intriguing St Albans Saints in their final practice match.

‘……A Class Act……’ by KB Hill

Kevin Hogan, a sports prodigy from Violet Town, had a long and successful career in both football and cricket. KB Hill recounts the life of yet another local legend.

Brendan

Brendan Sheehan, a Bloods man through and through as well as a Life Member of both the Footscray Hockey Club and the Victorian Hockey Association, is remembered touchingly and honoured suitably by his friend Chris Bracher.

Almanac (Footy Fan) Life: They are into us – The Newbies

Tony Newport has know both good times and bad as a lifelong South Melbourne/Sydney Swans supporter. He has a message for ‘newbie’ Swans followers who are doing it tough after years of success.

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.

Fred Goldsmith in Retrospect

Fred Goldsmith is the only specialist full-back to ever win the Brownlow Medal. Richard Davis offers this retrospective profile.

‘Asho’s still ploughing out the runs……’ by KB Hill

Wayne Ashton was a run-scoring machine even as a young bloke and, over the years, amassed both runs and premierships in country Victoria. KB Hill tells the tale.

Martin Flanagan’s speech to the Grassroots Sports Club in Hobart, Spring 2019.

Martin Flanagan is one the country’s leading writers on Australian football. This is a timely speech about footy in Tassie which Martin gave in Hobart last weekend for the Grassroots Sports Club to raise money to buy sports equipment for disadvantaged kids.

Round 17 – Sydney v Carlton: Oh Dear!!

Sydney’s defeat by Carlton finds Jan Courtin not at the SCG, but in the philosophical principality of St Kilda East. [Congratulations on the Lake Oval move – Ed].

Almanac Art: South Melbourne v Carlton and the 1909 VFL Season

DJ Williams tells the historic tale of the 1909 season, accompanied by his own original artwork.

AFLW Round 3 – GWS v Fremantle: Sharp plays key role in 43-all draw

After the first AFLW draw, Jack Banister reflects on the similarities between the GWS-Freo game, and the first VFL/AFL men’s draw in 1897.

AFLW Round 3 – GWS v Fremantle: Sharp plays key role in 43-all draw

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Dear Editor: Can we have some footy talk, please?

Jan Courtin wants a little more footy talk on the site and to get it started she’s sent in the Sporting Globe front page from 1933. Classic. Read the stats! ‘Passes to comrade’

A club is bigger than the team.

In this retrospective piece, David Parker reflects on his journey and his Footy Club.