St. Bernie of Traralgon

Shane Reid may well have you in raptures in this tale of two countries, two school teachers and two-club Superboot-cum-Saint – Bernie Quinlan [Count me in as a believer – Ed.]

Almanac (Fitzroy) Footy: The Five Stages of Grief

Teacher and Deakin Uni creative writing student Shane Reid makes his Almanac debut with this wonderful piece about following his beloved Fitzroy FC and the sense of the loss he’s had to face since the mighty Roys were ‘euthanised’. It includes some creative and entertaining revisionism. [Mighty fine writing – JTH]

Great players…Great nicknames

Peter Clark remembers some of the great nicknames of footballers past but wonders why nicknames for current footballers are not as forthcoming. Who can you add to the list?