North Hobart, Tasmania

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Sandy Bay versus Glenorchy, 1978. Photo and text courtesy of  Matt Cramond and Wikipedia. The current North Hobart scoreboard was built in 1972 and was operating for the TANFL Grand Final that year.… Continue reading

Around the grounds – 23 August 2011

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Artist and football lover Jim Pavlidis, who sent Scoreboard pressure photos of the Springfield Park scoreboard at Box Hill North, has a new exhibition, Winter Masterpieces. It is at the Letitia Morris Gallery,… Continue reading

Bellbrae, Victoria

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The scoreboard at Bellbrae Reserve was made by builder Paul Leonard and real estate agent Dave Maher on the eve of the Aireys Eels very first game in April 2006. “The night before… Continue reading

Scoreboard sage

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“I looked at the scoreboard. You always look at the scoreboard ‘cos ultimately that tells us a bit about the game.” – Peter Schwab on ABC Radio 12 August 2011 Collingwood vs St… Continue reading

Fremantle Oval, Western Australia

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After South Fremantle defeated East Fremantle in the 1997 WAFL grand final at Subiaco Oval, Steve McCarthy added to the celebrations back at Fremantle Oval by bolting the score onto the scoreboard. SF… Continue reading

Labrador, Queensland

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The Labrador Tigers play at Cooke-Murphy Reserve on the Gold Coast. The scoreboard is a solid secure structure, its paint job nicely merging with the surface of the oval, the local flora, and… Continue reading

Around the grounds – 9 August 2011

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Recent shellackings by Geelong over Melbourne (186 points),  Geelong over Gold Coast (150 points) and Collingwood over Port Adelaide (138 points) have prompted much discussion about the possibility of the AFL becoming a… Continue reading

Norseman, Western Australia

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Gateway to the West… The lonely scoreboard at Norseman suggests a thrashing by some inaccurate visitors in the last game played at the oval. Just when that was – and who those visitors… Continue reading