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

Spotswood, Victoria

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Three-quarter time and Spotswood, a powerhouse in Melbourne’s Western Region Football League, is comfortably ahead of Glen Orden. The Roy Picone Sports Pavilion at the Donald McLean Reserve (as opposed to, say, the… Continue reading

Victoria Park, Collingwood, Victoria

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                      Photo copyright Tim Webster, courtesy of the City of Yarra The scoreboard at Victoria Park, the spiritual home of Collingwood Football Club, was pulled down on February 10 2011.  The former home… Continue reading