Tuesday 15 March 2016

All posts by Roy Hay

Have Geelong’s senior clubs any future?

Geelong has five senior clubs, North Geelong, Geelong, Corio, Geelong Rangers and Bell Park. Each grew out of a particular migrant community, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Scottish and Italian, though all have tried to varying degrees to attract members from outside …

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Victory collapse to Mariners

Melbourne Victory continued its dismal run of recent results with a two-nil loss at home to Central Coast Mariners at Olympic Park last night in front of 13,892

How footy kicked off: Origins of Our Great Game Unclear

Where did what we now call Australian Rules football come from? Many people still believe that the game was influenced by Gaelic football, an impression that is sometimes reinforced

Snakes, cows and barbecues

Coming down from Far North Queensland in the plane this week I found myself in the company of an Italian-Australian, one of large group of fellow migrants who

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

Melbourne Victory 4 New Zealand Knights 0

A four-nil win for Melbourne Victory over New Zealand Knights marked its return to Olympic Park last night for what may be its last game at the venue. The

Criteria for new V League issued

The Football Federation of Victoria has revealed its plans for the proposed new V-League which is due to replace the existing Premier League in February 2008. Tough new

Victory and Sydney fight to a standstill in front of record crowd

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 9 December 2006, p. 100. Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC fought each other to a standstill in a high quality but goalless draw in Round 16

Stadium push needed

Geelong Advertiser, Friday 7 December 2006, p. 52. For a city with a population catchment of over 200,000 Geelong lacks a compact stadium to house the non-AFL codes of

Geelong faces uphill battle to make V-League

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 2 December 2006, p. 101. The Geelong (soccer) football community learned what the future of the game holds when the Football Federation of Victoria announced the

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