Nankervis

The Old Dog knows a thing or two about ruck work. He also knows a few things about Toby Nankervis, who he coached as a youngster. He was very proud on Friday night.

A memory of Swansea Swans/Bulldogs: Gone, but not forgotten

Every country footy club is someone’s footy club. The recently out of commission Swansea is Allan Barden’s. A story at once unique yet wholy familiar from the East Coast of Tasmania. [Exceptional – Ed.]

AFLW Round 5 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: The slippery slope

Mark Duffett cycled to North Hobart where he saw the Roos dominate the Crows (his footy side). He was glad the terrain was downhill for his return trip.

Tasmania – Let The Footy Flow…

Another Tassie footy vignette, this time a melodic take from Apple Isler Cranky Pete.

Almanac Teams: Tasmanian Tigers

As far as Tasmanian footballers go, Richmond has played home to plenty of them – hailing from all corners of the island state. Liahm O’Brien, prompted by Jack Riewoldt’s ascension to the Tasmania Hall of Fame, put together this side.

Footy in Tasmania: Picture This

Some more on Tassie footy – from Swish Schwerdt, first published late last year.

Swish brings us a brief pictorial overview of Tasmanian football in the 1970s, thanks to Ken Pinchin and Allan Leeson’s “A Century of Tasmanian Football. 1879-1979”

Almanac Lunch: The Tassie Lunch (in Melbourne, May 12)

The time-honoured Tassie away lunch will be held on May 12. Don the white shorts and head to the North Fitzroy Arms on May 12 to consider the question: Is Percy Jones the greatest living Tasmanian?

Local Footy and Mighty Wallpaper

Matt Zurbo is the subject of Martin Flanagan’s column in The Age today. Here is a piece he wrote in July 2012.

Finding North Hobart Football Club in disguise: Never Say Die

A group has mobilised in North Hobart – aiming to resurrect the North Hobart Football Club name. It’s timely to revisit this one – David Wilson’s midwinter pilgrimage to North Hobart oval from 2014, where he found a club and its supporters steeped in history.

Representative footy returns to North Hobart Oval as the NWFL beat the SFL

Nick Weidmann had a rare day off from umpiring yesterday and took the chance to get to a rep game at North Hobart Oval.

Max Hardacre and the clearance wrangle

Neale Hardacre recalls the battle of his father Max, a Tasmanian league player and coach, to return to the club of his youth for his final years. Max’s career highlights also feature brushes with death, the football elite, and a pig invasion.

Quietly, a line in the sand.

  Quietly, A Line in the Sand.   I went to Southport in Tasmania the southern-most town in the land, looking for the southern-most footy oval in the country, or, I dunno, unless they play Aussie Rules that far south in New Zealand, maybe the world. But when I left I saw the dirt road [Read more]