Almanac (Radio and TV) History: “Don’t burn down the studio” – The Coodabeen Champions and Channel 7’s 1986 Football Marathon

Memories! In this nicely researched piece, Richard Prentice takes us back to the first (and only) Coodabeens takeover of the pre-VFL Grand Final ‘Football Marathon’ in 1986. [first published in 2020]

Almanac Book Review – How the West was One

Blow-in Vin Maskell (who has only lived in the west since 1986) reviews the wonderful new collection of memoirs about growing up in the Melbourne’s Western Suburbs. How the West was One is a lovable book.

Almanac Book Review – How the West was One: Stories of Melbourne’s Western Suburbs.

Neil Anderson, who spent his early years in The West, reviews the How the West was One, which was launched on Nov 12 at the Yarraville Club.

Calling the Callers: Hawks Christmas Revue

Hawks fans can overdose on Hawks love with Paul Campbell’s monumental review (and revue) of the radio and TV calls of the 2015 Grand Final. You can re-live all the great moments – through a variety of voices. A must-read for Hawkers. [That took it out of me – JTH]

Dudley Street Doggies

Old-timer Clem is a Bulldogs fan who resides in Dudley St. Mark “Swish” Schwerdt tells old Clem’s story. “Fancy beating bloody Sydney”. Not even Clem could have tipped the Doggie’s resurgence.