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The Boys on Newtown Hill: A history of St Joseph’s College, Geelong, 1935-2007

Roy Hay and Marnie Haig-Muir, The Boys on Newtown Hill: A history of St Joseph’s College, Geelong, 1935-2007, Sports and Editorial Services Australia and St Joseph’s College, Geelong, 2007.

Eighth win denied: Adelaide surprises Victory

Geelong Advertiser, Monday 16 October 2006, p. 35. Melbourne Victory went gunning for its eighth straight win in the 2006-07 A-League against Adelaide United at Telstra Dome last night but came up short in a one-nil defeat. There were 32,368 fans in the ground to...

Some thoughts on the Asian Cup

What are we to make of the Asian Cup and Australia’s performance in its first foray into the competition? The tournament was a mixture of the wonderful and the woeful, with Iraq’s triumph over the odds and domestic mayhem the highlight. Though much has already been...

I’ve seen the future and I’m worried

Australian and British Soccer Weekly, Tuesday 9 October 2007, p. 14. Last month I was at the 25th annual conference of the British sports historians in Stirling and after lunch on the Saturday a few of us watched the last half-hour of a Scottish Premier League match...

Shaking up the universities

Published as 'New lessons', Geelong Advertiser, Monday 22 December 2008, p. 19. The Bradley Report into Australia’s higher education handed down this week is a weighty document at 304 pages and with 46 separate recommendations, so it is not to be taken lightly or...

Vale Norm Hobson

Norman Hobson, 1935–5 December 2014 Roy Hay Norm Hobson was one of Australia’s best goalkeepers in the 1950s and 1960s. He arrived from England where he had played with Leeds United in 1955 and joined Moreland, quickly becoming the first choice keeper. He helped the...

Flagging the fans offside

Geelong Advertiser, 29 October 2008, p. 17. It may turn out to be a storm in a teacup but the proposed and then rescinded banning of Eureka flags at football matches involving Melbourne Victory was an own goal for the code. As the fans themselves point out, the Eureka...

Some traditions shortlived

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 5 January 2008, p. 31. The turn of the year is a time to take stock. But why? What is it about certain dates or events which cause us to set them apart to be celebrated, commemorated or marked with some ceremony or recapitulation? Our...

Geelong on top in Community Cup

Geelong Community Cup 2018 - Matchday 4 Steven Ginoski Rangers flex their muscle against Bell Park Bell Park 0-4 Geelong Rangers Geelong Rangers recorded their first victory of the tournament with a 4-0 win over Bell Park. It wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Dark...

National Youth League 2008-09

Melbourne Victory Youth 0 Perth Glory Youth 2 Melbourne Victory Youth played Perth Glory Youth at Green Gully Reserve on Sunday 5 October and looked much better in the first half than they had in the opening game against Queensland Roar. Nick Ward, the marquee youth...