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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...

New History of the Geelong Football Club

Roy Hay has just completed the first chapter of a new history of the Geelong Football Club, ‘A Club is born,’ in John Murray, ed., We are Geelong: The Story of the Geelong Football Club, Geoff Slattery Enterprises, Melbourne, 2009, pp. 23-31. A copy of the longer,...

Back among the books in 2011

Back among the books in 2011 Roy Hay (This appeared in the Geelong Advertiser, on 5 December 2011, p. 20 as 'Book it now, Winnie. Diversions, plagiarism and whodunnits'). It is time once again for the annual reading list which might assist some of you looking for...

Bills must be open to scrutiny

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 29 October 2005, p. 39. Have you noticed a change in the way laws are being made in this country? Instead of introducing bills into the Commonwealth Parliament, debating and amending them and then finally passing them after they have been...

Victory win narrowly for Muscat and welcome new coach

Melbourne Victory 2 Newcastle Jets 1 Roy Hay Melbourne Victory gave newly appointed head coach Jim Magilton a welcome present with a hard-fought two-one win over Newcastle Jets courtesy of two own goals by the same Jets player and the sending off of one of his...

North beats Corio, Surfcoast draws with Rangers

North Geelong on the attack against Corio North Geelong defeat Corio, Rangers and Surfcoast draw By Roy Hay In the third round of matches in the City of greater Geelong Cup at Stead Park on Friday, a completely changed North Geelong line-up defeated Corio by three...

Long road to glory begins

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday, 7 February 2008, p. 46. They say the longest journey begins with a single step, and last night at a packed Telstra Dome the Socceroos took the first step on the long road to the World Cup in South Africa in 2010. A three-nil win over...

North Geelong squeak past Corio

North squeak through in final rehearsal North Geelong scored in the last minute to beat Corio by three goals to two in a very entertaining rehearsal for next week’s grand final in the City of Greater Geelong Cup at Bell Park Sports Club last night. In their previous...

Football and War: Australia and Vietnam 1967–1972

Football and War: Australia and Vietnam 1967–1972, A Missing Part of the National Narrative Roy Hay Much has been written about sport in Australia. Much more has been written about war. There is also a small literature about sport and war and hectares of newsprint...

Heartbreak for Hearts as Sydney draw

Melbourne Heart 1 Sydney FC 1 Roy Hay It was heartbreak of the Heart at AAMI Park on Saturday night when the home team thought they had the match won with an 85th minute goal from substitute Maycon, only for Nicky Carle to purloin a goal for Sydney in the fourth...