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Paisley Park, Altona (2) Altona Magic Soccer Club

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Paisley Park is in Altona, an industrial suburb of Melbourne’s west that is home to several soccer/football clubs. Altona Magic and Altona East Phoenix are neighbouring clubs at Paisley Park. Altona Magic’s website… Continue reading

Dice Footy

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Dice Footy is easy. One dice for goals. One dice for behinds. Pen and paper. Two teams. First roll of the dice is for first quarter score for the home team. Second roll… Continue reading

Preston City Oval, Victoria

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When will this scoreboard see action again? The Northern Blues Football Club (originally The Preston Football Club) is a victim of cost-cutting at The Carlton Football Cub, due to the corona virus. The… Continue reading

Paisley Park, Altona (1) Altona East Soccer Club

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Paisley Park, Altona, in Melbourne’s western suburbs, is home to two soccer/football clubs; Altona East Phoenix and Altona Magic. The park is tucked away behind Royal Altona (the local nine hole golf course),… Continue reading

Bellerive Oval, Tasmania, 23 March 2007

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Photos courtesy of Marcus Nichols. Thirteen years ago Tasmania won its first Sheffield Shield (though the time-honoured state competition was then known as The Pura Cup). Tasmania defeated New South Wales by a… Continue reading

Junction Oval, 12 August, 1961

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St Kilda 12.19 (91) defeated Richmond 0.8 (8). Junction Oval, 12 August, 1961. Rusted on St Kilda fans will know this date and this score by heart.  Richmond fans? Well, maybe not. It… Continue reading

Cockington Green Gardens, Canberra, ACT.

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Given that T20 cricket could be said to be a miniaturised version of the great game of cricket, it is appropriate that there is a miniature cricket ground and matching scoreboard at Cockington… Continue reading

Altona, Victoria, 2020

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After going to church on Sunday morning (The Miller’s Junction home of the local Bunnings, Officeworks, JB Hi Fi, Aldi, Woolworths, Pet Care, Car Care, No Where…) I took the long way home… Continue reading