Richo and Clarko wax lyrical

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“Damien Hardwick’s had them playing competitive footy. They’ve never let the scoreboard get in the way of the result.” – Richmond champion Matthew Richardson after Richmond didn’t get in the way of Carlton,… Continue reading

Box Hill North, Victoria

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                                                            Photo by Jim Pavlidis If you’re looking for something to do when you’re not playing, or you’ve given up asking Mum or Dad for some canteen money, you can always play on… Continue reading

Goomalling, Western Australia

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“Me and my big mouth.” That’s Basil Walley’s explanation for his current position as scoreboard attendant at Goomalling. He made an off-the-cuff comment to one of the young blokes at the club about… Continue reading

Gidgegannup, Western Australia

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I arrived at Percy Cullen Oval early in the last quarter of the top-of-the-table meeting between the home team Gidgegannup and Pickering Brook just in time to see a classic dummy spit. There… Continue reading

Newcomb, Victoria

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                                     Photo courtesy of Col Gray/DGES Footy Talk Scoreboard Pressure understands that footy clubs need sponsors, and that the scoreboard is a pretty good place to put up a sponsor’s sign. Scoreboard Pressure… Continue reading

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