Sunday 13 March 2016

All posts tagged History of football


Les Shorrock: Prince of Photographers

Leslie James Shorrock, 15 April 1921-28 September 2011: Prince of photographers Roy Hay Les Shorrock was one of kind. I knew him through the game of football with which we were both involved but this was only a part of …

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Sjel (Mike) de Bruyckere (1928-2011

Sjel (Mike) de Bruyckere. After a stellar career as player and coach at senior level de Bruyckere continued his involvement with the game, coaching children.Photo: Les

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Young Socceroos in Portugal 1991

Victorian members of the Young Socceroos with their medals. Left to right: Mark Silic, Robert Spasevski, Robert Stojcevski, Kevin Muscat, Kris Trajanovski, Lorenz Kindtner. Photo: Les Shorrock. Les

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Punching above its weight: No wonder we have trouble with Uruguay

Ray Baartz heads goalwards against Uruguay in Sydney in 1974. Source: Sid Grant, Jack Pollard’s Soccer Records. Punching above its weight: No wonder we have trouble with Uruguay (Originally published in Goal

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Celtic’s Australian connections

Tommy Burns of Celtic shields the ball against Red Star Belgrade during the World of Soccer tournament at Olympic Park, Melbourne. The referee is Jack Taylor, who officiated

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A turn up for the books

A win for 'the worst team in Britain'. Jim Cassels, the birder of Arran and a good friend sent me this piece of news which I have been sending

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A new look at soccer violence

A new look at soccer violence Roy Hay Deakin University Originally published as: Roy Hay, ‘A new look at soccer violence’, in Denis Hemphill, All part of the game: Violence and Australian

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Manchester Dreaming and other football stories

Manchester dreaming and other football stories (This was published in Goal Weekly on 23 May 2011, before United were beaten by Barcelona in the Champions League final.) By Roy Hay It

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Firm figures

The item below appeared in the Sunday Age Sport, 1 May 2011, p. 28. [caption id="attachment_1253" align="aligncenter" width="177" caption="Firm figures"][/caption] Caption for photograph Celtic Football Club, 1908, with Charity, Scottish

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