Central Reserve, Colac, Victoria

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Photos by Brad Trotter Story  by Matt Zurbo September 10  was a big day at Central Reserve. Grand Finals always are. I was standing under the grandstand with Trots and few rusty old… Continue reading

Around the grounds – 8 October 2011

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Photo by Jeff Lawton The AFL Grand Final may mark the end of a football season but it doesn’t mark the end of the football year. There is plenty of football, and plenty… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part 3)

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Welcome to the third in our series of Grand Final scoreboards. This week we include a sepia-tinged beanie from 1997,  a solid brick scoreboard built in 1965, a scoreboard made from a wire… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part 2)

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Welcome to the second in our series about Grand Final scoreboards. This week we see how scoreboards have changed over the years. Here at Scoreboard pressure we were heartened to discover people were… Continue reading

Grand Final scoreboards (part 1)

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Welcome to the first of our series about Grand Final scoreboards. This week we feature Grand Finals from 1977 (the Victorian Football League, now the AFL), 1986 (Western Australian Football League), 1990 (the… Continue reading

Glenferrie Oval, Hawthorn, Victoria

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Hawthorn played its last senior home game at Glenferrie Oval on 1 September 1973, defeating South Melbourne by 37 points: 16.20 (116) to 11.13 (79).  Michael Moncrief kicked seven goals and Leigh Matthews… Continue reading

Dunsborough Football Oval, Western Australia

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“Where’s the chalk? Where’s the chalk?” the scoreboard attendant yelled after the Mullies kicked the first goal of the last quarter. “In the box,” someone said. A tee-shirt was used to erase the… Continue reading

Modewarre, Victoria

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Modewarre is a country footy club – 20 minutes from Geelong, just off the Colac highway –  playing in a coastal competition, the Bellarine Football League. The scoreboard is on the Reservoir Road… Continue reading