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An extraordinary, ordinary woman

The page on which this column appears is called Perspective and I certainly gained some perspective on life when my mother-in-law died two weeks ago.  She was in her 94th year and we had spent the best part of a month visiting her in September. Click on the article...

Andrew Fisher: The Forgotten Man

Andrew Fisher was Prime Minister of Australia three times—1908–09, 1910–13 and 1914–15. His second government controlled both Houses of Parliament and it was, until the 1940s, Australia’s most reformist administration. In these three years, 113 Acts were placed on the...

The national capital in winter

Published as 'World stage: Aussies unite behind Socceroos', Geelong Advertiser, Friday 6 July 2007, p. 17. Why would you want to spend time in Canberra in winter people asked me? My answer on this occasion was that the Australian sports historians were gathering for...

Heart nearly stopped after Williams send-off

Melbourne Heart 3 Brisbane Roar 2 Roy Hay Melbourne Heart was cruising at three-nil against Brisbane Roar at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon, when David Williams was sent off for a two-footed tackle in the 67th minute. Within the next nine, Besart Berisha scored twice,...

Corio and Bell Park win CoGG Cup matches

Corio and Bell Park win CoGG Cup matches Roy Hay Corio beat Surfcoast two-nil and Bell Park came from behind to beat Geelong Rangers two-one in City of Greater Geelong Cup matches at Bell Park Sports Club on Sunday evening. There was a fierce, blustery wind throughout...

National Youth League 2008-09

Melbourne Victory Youth 0 Queensland Roar Youth 2 On a dry, bumpy and windswept pitch at Green Gully Reserve, Melbourne Victory went down by two goals to nil in the opening match of the new National Youth League on Friday, 26 September 2008. The Victory squad was only...

Geelong crush Rangers in CoGG Cup

Jasko Ikanovic (9) tries to force his way through the Rangers defence Geelong crush Rangers in CoGG Cup By Roy Hay Geelong ran up four goals without reply against Geelong Rangers on Wednesday night at Stead Park in the City of Greater Geelong Cup. Geelong got an early...

Diversity Cup in full swing

Diversity Cup in full swing Roy Hay Geelong’s Diversity Cup, the local pre-season tournament is in full swing at Hume Reserve, Thompson Road, North Geelong on Friday and Sunday evenings. This weekend North Geelong Youth beat Geelong Rangers by three goals to two in an...

SESA is still in business

SESA is still in business Sports & Editorial Services Australia is saddened that Dennis Jones had to put his distribution company Dennis Jones & Associates into administration recently. SESA benefitted considerably from Dennis and his loyal and proactive...

Australia missed chance to be World Champion

Australia missed chance to be World Champion Roy Hay (This article was published on the Goal Weekly website on 1 January 2013. http://www.goalweekly.com.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=6715:australia-missed-chance-to-be-world-champion&Itemid=126 )...