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

Oakleigh, Victoria

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                                             Photo by Jeff Lawton The Oakleigh football ground is part of Warrawee Park, in Melbourne’s southern suburbs.  Oakleigh  Football Club was formed in 1891 and joined the Victorian Football Association in 1929,… Continue reading

Brunswick Junction, Western Australia

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Normally the committee would be getting a bit twitchy about the sponsor’s name on the scoreboard missing a vital letter. However the president of the Harvey Brunswick Leschenault Football Club is Ang Carbone… Continue reading

Lake King, Western Australia

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Lake King is the home of the Lakes Football Club in the three-team Ravensthorpe and Districts Football Association in Western Australia. The other clubs are Ravensthorpe Tigers and the Southerners, from Hopetoun. The… Continue reading

The stubborn scoreboard

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Devil’s Advocate columnist Leaping Larry, of The Age, once again hits the nail on the head in his most recent thoughts about statistics. Weight of numbers We are truly fortunate to be living in… Continue reading