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Merredin, Western Australia

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This is an ingenious scoreboard with the capacity to be linked up to a ute and taken from ground to ground around the WA wheatbelt. The CV of the scoreboard attendant would need… Continue reading

North Melbourne, Victoria

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Photo by Jeff Lawton, who notes: ‘The photo was taken in about 1993 at an under 19 match between North and Footscray. This was one of the few League scoreboards that didn’t have… Continue reading

Connolly’s bottom line

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We all know the scoreboard is the bottom line, but there are times when even the baldest single statistic of wins and losses can be misleading. North Melbourne might be such an example.… Continue reading

Hurstbridge, Victoria

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On a Sunday in June two years ago I visited my pen-friend Stephen, a survivor of the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009. We’ve been pen-friends for about a decade and have only… Continue reading

Darwin, Northern Territory

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What’s a family photo without a scoreboard in the background? Especially a grand final scoreboard. This is the final photograph of Jesse Marlow’s  book Centre Bounce, Football from Australia’s Heart, published in 2003… Continue reading

Cometti’s Keno scoreboard

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With nine pointers and rushed three pointers, one of the toughest things in a new season is making sense of a NAB Cup scoreboard. You could be forgiven for thinking it is the… Continue reading

Port Melbourne, Victoria

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Peter Vesty is not sentimental about the old Port Melbourne scoreboard. “I’d like to blow it up or burn it down,” he says, in-between hanging up numbers for a reserves match between Port… Continue reading

Port Colts, Victoria

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I popped into the Port Colts ground at Murphy Reserve halfway through the second quarter of the reserves game against Altona. The bloke looking after the scoreboard was only doing half a game… Continue reading