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Leitchville, northern Victoria

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Photo and text by Paul Daffey The photo was taken during the Leitchville-Gunbower v Lockington-Bamawm United match in Round 4 of the Heathcote and District Football League’s 2019 season. The Gunbower Football Club… Continue reading

Linton St, Moorabbin Re-visited

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  The upgrade at Linton St, Moorabbin, the spiritual home of St Kilda Football Club, will eventually see a new permanent scoreboard there. For the time being, though, there’s this nifty scoreboard. I… Continue reading

Williamstown, Victoria, 2019 – a reflection

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Here at Scoreboard Pressure we take scoreboards seriously. But also with a bit of whimsy. Our bias is pretty obvious: nostalgia, old scoreboards, remnants, reminders of an era fast fading. Clinging to the… Continue reading

Laverton, Victoria

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Scoreboard Pressure popped into the Laverton ground late this morning and caught the start of the reserves match against Wyndham Suns. The home team went on to win by more than 100 points.… Continue reading

Spotswood, Victoria 1937

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This 1937 image is from the 2012  book ‘Recollections of Early Spotswood, The Spotswood Football Club & Donald McLean Reserve’ by Roy Picone. That’s Roy on the far left, aged 9. Roy played … Continue reading

ABC Studios, Sydney, 1930s

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You may have heard of (or even heard at the time!) the so-called synthetic radio broadcasts of Test matches in the 1930s, when commentators in Sydney – namely Alan McGilvray – broadcast Ashes… Continue reading

Caulfield Park, Victoria

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While the Western Australian chapter of Scoreboard Pressure continues its epic odyssey in search of desolate scoreboards in the desert (imagine Harry Dean Stanton in the film Paris, Texas), the Victorian branch this… Continue reading

TCA Ground, 1911. Hobart, Tasmania

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Thanks once again to Michael Turner,  for this expert detective work in tracking down, via YouTube and the National Film & Sound Archives, glimpses of the TCA scoreboard (built in 1907)  in a… Continue reading