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North Hobart Oval, Tasmania, 1979

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This  photo is part of a new book, ‘When local footy mattered, Remembering the 1979 TFL Centenary Season’. Here at Scoreboard Pressure our eyes were drawn not just to the footy action but… Continue reading

Wakool, New South Wales

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Country football author Paul Daffey used this photo in recent correspondence to his many readers. “My cousin, Dean Farrell, sent me the photo late in the 2018 season. Dean passed on the pic… Continue reading

Virgin scoreboard, Newport, Victoria

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A Sunday morning kick to kick mate mate had told me about the lovely new turf at the Bryan Martyn Oval in Newport. Another mate, a recently retired groundsman and curator, had told… Continue reading

Hamilton in a hurry, Victoria

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We were in a hurry. We had a new battery in the old car but still not confident.  (The rest of the engine had just clocked up 396,000 kilometres.) Julie went to get… Continue reading

Robe, South Australia

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Robe is a coastal holiday town in south-east South Australia. Near Kingston SE. Near the Coorong. Not far from Penola and Naracoorte. Footy, cricket, netball, tennis, golf and the cemetery are all gathered… Continue reading

Adelaide Oval through the ages

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I didn’t drive 730 kilometres on a hot day in a car with no air-conditioning and a dud battery to then be evicted from the hill at the Adelaide Oval, under the gaze… Continue reading

Manuka Oval, 1955

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  This photo is from the handsome 2013 book, Kick it Long, A history of Eastlake & Manuka Football Clubs 1926 – 2012. The player on the left is Lou Pini, whose Manuka… Continue reading

Bernie Baxter Scoreboard, Port Fairy Victoria

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Port Fairy full-forward Bernie Baxter certainly kept scoreboard attendants  busy  in his heyday, so it made sense, in 2007,  to name the Port Fairy scoreboard after him. Baxter died in late December 2012,… Continue reading