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Hoppers Crossing, Victoria

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Hoppers is Hoppers Crossing, the Warriors, a strong club in the Western Region Football League in Melbourne. Potswoo is a mythical football team apparently located quite near Spotswood, the Woodsmen, another strong club… Continue reading

Lawrie Emmins Reserve, Laverton, Victoria

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Cricket in Melbourne. In May. Call it dedication. Call it love of the game. Call it a big pre-season.  Call it a relief from the 365 day AFL hype machine. There’s a league… Continue reading

Linton, Victoria

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Linton is a little goldfields town (population 580), about 30 kilomentres west of Ballarat (population 100, 000), a very big goldfields town. This year The Carngham Linton FNC celebrates its 50th year as… Continue reading

Booktown Oval, Clunes, Victoria

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The Jack McMillan Memorial Score Board: was Jack a scoreboard attendant, a time keeper, club secretary, footballer, gate keeper? All of these?   Clunes, a Victorian Goldfields town, is best known for its… Continue reading

Creswick, Victoria

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‘Twas a quick visit to the Creswick ground, home of the Wickers. My better half (by far) was keener on visiting the local woollen mill. (It uses alpaca wool, sheep wool and possum… Continue reading

Religious Oval, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat

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Visiting St Patrick’s College Oval provided a quandary. Does Scoreboard Pressure support elite, private education? Does Scoreboard Pressure endorse Catholic education? Has it changed since the production editor’s experiences in Geelong in the… Continue reading

Humble Oval, Redan, Victoria

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After the disappointment of City Oval early on Easter Monday morning I pedalled all the way to Redan Oval (about two blocks away) looking for a scoreboard that wasn’t electronic/digital and wasn’t hidden… Continue reading

Disappointment Oval, Ballarat, Victoria

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Disappointment Oval, in the City of Ballarat, has a grand grandstand. Heritage-listed, no doubt. Disappointment Oval has a cute caravan. For faithful fans of Redan.   It has neat netball courts. Symmetrical, as… Continue reading