1981 Revisited – Round 18: ‘You want it. You got it.’

Sunday footy made its first appearance in Round 18 of the 1981 season. Stainless recounts the story of its promotion ‘in the patrons’ interest’! David Rhys-Jones and Brent Croswell provided the on-field ‘entertainment’.

1981 Revisited – Round 13: ‘Swingshift’

Stainless Steele continues his journey through the 1981 season with Round 13. The Bombers overcame a 26-point deficit at three quarter time to pip Richmond at the bell while Geelong kicked a mammoth score against a hapless North Melbourne. All that and more.

1981 Revisited – Round 12: ‘Under pressure’

Stainless is back with Round 11 of the 1981 season. It marked the end of Francis Bourke’s fabulous career after 300 games but ‘St Francis’ was upstaged on the day by the irrepressible Kevin Bartlett who chipped in with 6 goals.

1981 Revisited – Round 2: ‘History Never Repeats’

It’s back to 1981 again as Sam Steele reviews the Round 2 matches of that season. Ground rationalisation a talking point for the VFL.

1981 Revisited: Introduction

With time on his hands, Sam Steele reflects on current events and its effects on footy, and considers another time of upheaval for the sport, 1981.