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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

Beaufort, Victoria

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Who was Don George, and what has become of his clock? We presume Don was (is?) a legend, a doyen of the Beaufort Football & Netball Club. Maybe he was the scoreboard attendant.… Continue reading

Meredith and Elaine, Victoria

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Meredith and Elaine are sisters. They grew up together near Geelong and live just a few kilometres from each other on the Geelong-Ballarat Road. Meredith is well-known for her music festivals. Elaine, the… Continue reading

Peake & District, South Australia

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Photos by Rob McLean The further from the city the better the scoreboards, we reckon. Rob McLean proved the point in a recent Twitter post/tweet/thingie with these photos from Peake, in the South… Continue reading

Talbot, Victoria

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In an imaginary game at Talbot yesterday, the home team defeated VIS by just two points. Scoreboard Pressure thanks the management of Talbot Recreation Reserve for leaving the scoreboard unlocked, making our research… Continue reading

Mordialloc, Victoria

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If I’d been able to get into the fortress that is the scoreboard at the Ben Kavanagh Reserve in Mordialloc, a southern bayside suburb of Melbourne, I would have found the numbers 1,… Continue reading

Tylden Tigerland, near Woodend, Victoria

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They’d been pedalling, two mates. The sun was near to setting. Needed a campsite. Soft grass. Ablutions. Rest. Not a caravan park. Not a formal, official place of accommodation. They remembered that footy… Continue reading

Bright, Victoria

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The scoreboard at Bright, in north-eastern Victoria, was locked on Father’s Day. My disappointment was tempered by my respect for, and appreciation of,  this old-school scoreboard. Look at that chicken wire. Look at… Continue reading