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A heterodox suggestion about the origins of football in Victoria

A heterodox suggestion about the origins of football in Victoria Roy Hay (This article first appeared in the Almanac on 3 April 2015 at http://www.footyalmanac.com.au/a-heterodox-suggestion-about-the-origins-of-football-in-victoria/ ) As the 2015 football season kicks off, I am ruminating about how it all …

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Soccer in New South Wales 1880–1980

Phil Mosely Soccer in New South Wales, 1880–1980 has just been published by Sports and Editorial Services Australia and Vulgar Press, Bannockburn and Carlton, Victoria. It is available

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Looking for the ideal Christmas present?

Looking for the ideal Christmas present? If you have any interest in the World Game in Australia then Roy Hay & Bill Murray, A History of Football

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Australian sport’s Mandela moment?

Australian sport’s Mandela moment?[1] Roy Hay Nelson Mandela, the recently deceased former president of the Republic of South Africa, was always conscious of the power of sport to symbolise,

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England in Australia in 1925

Jack Elkes of England shoots for goal in the match against Western Australia at Fremantle Oval on 9 May 1925. The Western Australian players from the

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Mighty Marconi: The early days

Mighty Marconi: The early days Roy Hay (The text of this article appeared as a Blast from the Past in Goal Weekly on 16 March 2012, p. 19. All photos

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Harry Armstrong and his Cup

Harry Armstrong and his Cup (This article appeared in Goal Weekly, Friday 23 March 2012, p. 19 and is reproduced here with the permission of the editor Costa Koutropoulos,

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From Emus to Socceroos: How the national team got its name

From Emus to Socceroos: The real origins of national team’s name at last Roy Hay and David Hearder (This story first appeared in Goal Weekly, 24 February 2012, pp. 1–3,

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The World Game in the USA

The World Game in the USA Roy Hay (This article appeared as 'Shootin' it Stateside,' in Goal Weekly, ( December 2011, p.19). Bruce Arena, David Beckham’s coach at Los Angeles Galaxy,

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The Smith report and the future of football

The Smith report and the future of football Roy Hay (A shorter version of this article appeared in the Geelong Advertiser, 2 December 2011, p. 34, under the title 'Kicking

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