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Déjà vu, all over again

Déjà vu, all over again By Roy Hay The Australian Society for Sports History has made significant contributions to sports history over the years, but it probably caused its greatest stir in the wider world in 1991 when the Bulletin carried an article by Professor Ling...

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,...

Business and Industry, Geelong: A History of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, 1953-2005

Business and Industry, Geelong: A History of the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, 1953-2005 published. Copies are available from the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, Victorian Business Centre, 69 Moorabool Street, Geelong, 3220.

North and Geelong win and will meet in the final

Action from the Geelong Rangers versus North Geelong game North Geelong and Geelong win City of Greater Geelong Cup matches By Roy Hay North Geelong had a tougher than expected struggle to beat Geelong Rangers by two goals to one, and Geelong thrashed Bell Park...

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.

A bad week for football might do some good?

Rangers fans in Sydney in July 2010. Photo: Roy Hay. A bad week for football might do some good? Roy Hay The game of football has taken a battering this week though it is possible that the crises which have occurred will result in improvement in future. Racial...

Melbourne Victory v Queensland Roar

After five drawn games, Melbourne Victory finally got its first win of the season by two goals to nil against Queensland Roar at Telstra Dome last night in front of 25,622 fans. In a dire first half punctuated by mistakes from both sides, with Victory particularly...

Marinovic hat-trick highlights Bell Park victory

Mijo Marinovic outjumps Andrew Maclean in the Rangers's defence. Marinovic hat-trick highlights Bell Park victory Roy Hay Mijo Marinovic made a blistering start with his new club Bell Park scoring a hat-trick in a three-nil demolition of Geelong Rangers in the second...

Perth fight back stuns Victory

Melbourne Victory 2 Perth Glory 2 Roy Hay Melbourne Victory got the advantage of some curious refereeing decisions but gave away a two goal lead and a one man advantage to draw once again, this time to Perth Glory. There was no Harry Kewell for Melbourne Victory’s...

Football Fever: Moving the Goalposts

Matthew Nicholson, Bob Stewart and Rob Hess, eds, Football Fever: Moving the Goalposts, Maribyrnong Press, Melbourne, 2006. Contains Roy Hay, ‘Fan culture in Australian football (soccer): From ethnic to mainstream?’, pp. 91-105.