Tuesday 15 March 2016

All posts by Roy Hay

Malcolm Fraser and Frank Lowy prior to an NSL Cup final. Source: Les Shorrock collection, Deakin University Library

Why did we not learn from our history?

Why did we not learn from our own history? By Roy Hay Recriminations will continue for some time after the failed bid to bring the World Cup to Australia, but I am just a little surprised that the Football Federation …

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Matt Kemp and Kosta Barbarouses struggling for the ball. Photo: Roy Hay

Victory and Roar in six-goal thriller

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Heart and Sydney can’t be separated

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The Global Game: A History of football in Australia

The Global Game: A History of football in Australia. Exhibition Catalogue. Roy Hay, with an introduction by Ruth Rentschler, Paul Turner and Pamm Kellett.   This is the catalogue to

Adelaide too good for Heart

Melbourne Heart 0 Adelaide United 2 By Roy Hay Adelaide United got back to winning form with a two-nil away result against Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park on Friday night. United

Victory and Mariners draw

Melbourne Victory 2 Central Coast Mariners 2 By Roy Hay Melbourne Victory and Central Coast Mariners shared the points in a two-all draw at AAMI stadium before 9,674 fans, the

A group of VSF officials and members of the press taken in 1969-70. Several were then or later life members of the Federation. Back row, left to right. Henry Dressler, George Yelland, Norm Couzens, John Klimecki, Len Willmer (secretary) George Sawczak, Laurie Schwab, John Oliphant, John Castellini, Taffy Coombes, Enver Begovic. Front row: John Gorton, Andy Kun, Vic Manson. Source: Laurie Schwab collection, Deakin University Library.

Life Membership of Football Federation Victoria

Life membership of the Federation By Roy Hay As part of the settlement which saw the Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) succeed the Victorian Amateur Soccer Football Association (VASFA) as the

Heart go down to Roar

Melbourne Heart 1 Brisbane Roar 2 By Roy Hay Melbourne Heart lost a goal in the last minute of regulation time to concede a two-one home defeat to league leader

Catherine Wells: An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman

Catherine Wells, with the assistance of Roy and Frances Hay, Catherine Wells: An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman The biography of Catherine Wells, born in 1914, who left school in Easter

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

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