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An 1896 article in the Leader highlights how at least some of the mainstream media viewed the VFA/VFL split, says Andrew Gigacz.
Carlton FC historian Tony De Bolfo has put out a call for help to find its first Premiership trophy, which dates all the way back to 1871. Can you help?
A chance find in a South Perth garden has set the scene for a little footy history mystery. Andrew Gigacz tells the story of Bert Hall's 1901 medallion.
In the latest in his series looking at one-game players, Andrew Gigacz takes us back to Ray Saltmarsh's only game for Collingwood in 1975.
On his 150th birthday, Andrew Gigacz looks back at the career of St Kilda's Joe O'Grady, whose career and life were tragically cut short by illness.
Ahead of Thursday's Richmond vs Port Adelaide match, Andrew Gigacz looks at the 11 footballers who have turned out for both clubs.
Andrew Gigacz takes a look at the footballers who have played for both Fitzroy/Brisbane and South Melbourne/Sydney.
In the wake of last week's St Kilda vs Richmond encounter, Andrew Gigacz takes a look at the footballers who have played for both clubs.
Following last year's Grand Final, Andrew Gigacz looks at the footballers who have played for both of the competing clubs during the V/AFL era.
Andrew Gigacz looks back at the career of footy journeyman Jim Stanworth in the week of the 150th anniversary of his birth.
Andrew Gigacz looks at the player traffic that has flowed between North Melbourne and Essendon since the Shinboners joined the VFL in 1925.
Andrew Gigacz looks back at 120 years of Fuchsias and/or Demons who were also Maroons, Gorillas, Lions and/or Bears.
John Devaney's remarkable body of football literature work continues to grow. Andrew Gigacz reviews his newest volume, Crème de la Crème.
The AFL's introduction of a medical sub has reignited debates of decades past. Andrew Gigacz looks back and discovers the more things change, the more they stay the same.
With Adam Treloar debuting in red, white and blue last Friday, Andrew Gigacz looks at the 38 players who have worn Magpies and Bulldogs colours in the V/AFL era.
On what would have been his 100th birthday, Andrew Gigacz looks at the brief VFL career of Roy Rawlings, and wonders where his post-Footscray days took him.
Andrew Gigacz tells the tragic story of Max Wheeler, a Hawthorn one-gamer who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Andrew Gigacz looks at the 34 University players who came from or went to other teams during the club's seven-year stint in the VFL club.
Andrew Gigacz looks at the career of St Kilda's Adrian Young, one of more than a thousand footballers who played only one V/AFL game.
Ahead of this week's Richmond v Geelong Grand Final. Andrew Gigacz looks at the 32 V/AFL players who have turned out for both clubs.
Andrew Gigacz reviews Tony Wilson's new book, 1989: The Great Grand Final, in which Wilson recalls the seminal match from his perspective as part of the Hawks' playing list in that year.
Andrew Gigacz reviews The Totem Poles of Ouyen United, a new book from Paul Daffey which traces the origins of Ouyen United back to more than thirty previous clubs.
On Bryan Crimmins' 100th birthday, Andrew Gigacz looks back at the 1944 mini 'trade war' in which Melbourne and South Melbourne fought for the services of Crimmins and Len O'Shea.
Andrew Gigacz reviews the ever-prolific John Devaney's latest two volumes, A Far Off Land and The Stolen Dream.
Matt Zurbo travelled Australia to speak to past V/AFL players. Heart & Soul captures the essence of the game through their own words.
Kicking off a premiership defence with five wins on the trot is a good thing, yeah? Maybe not, says Gigs.
Men's AFL is back, and so is Micro Noises. Andrew Gigacz looks at Hawthorn's one-point win and invokes Mozart to describe Gold Coast's AFLW loss.
Media Release: Eight new members have been inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame.
In response to a question from a fan, Andrew Gigacz looks at past V/AFL teams that have flown out of the blocks before falling short of finals.
Port Melbourne and South Melbourne star Billy McGee made his VFL debut with South 120 years ago. Having won VFA premierships with Port in 1897 and 1901, McGee played 51 games over four seasons for the Bloods before returning to the Borough in 1907. — Andrew Gigacz
Richmond's Bert James was born 100 years ago today. James only played three games for the Tigers, all in 1947, but they resulted in three victories. James died in 1992, aged 69.— Andrew Gigacz
ESS 16.9 (105) | NTH 15.9 (99) Round 12
GOALS Essendon: Langford 4; Perkins, Merrett, Martin, Guelfi 2; Stringer, Menzie, Draper, D'Ambrosio North Melbourne: Zurhaar 4; Larkey, Coleman-Jones 2; Tucker, Thomas, Scott, Phillips, McDonald, Goldstein, Stephenson BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Ril ..
GWS 15.14 (104) | RICH 16.14 (110) Round 12
GOALS Greater Western Sydney: Greene 3; Briggs 2; Riccardi, Brown, Hogan, O'Halloran, Callaghan, Daniels, Ward, Bedford, Cadman, Fahey Richmond: Riewoldt 5; Clarke, Pickett 2; Taranto, Mansell, Bolton, Graham, McIntosh, Ryan, Prestia BE ..
PORT 23.13 (151) | HAW 14.12 (96) Round 12
GOALS Port Adelaide: Finlayson, Marshall 5; Rioli 4; Houston 2; Wines, Burton, Horne-Francis, Butters, Rozee, Byrne-Jones, McEntee Hawthorn: Breust 5; Lewis 3; Brockman, Impey, Newcombe, C. Macdonald, Butler, Amon BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Sop ..
WBULL 10.15 (75) | GEEL 15.7 (97) Round 12
GOALS Western Bulldogs: Weightman, Ugle-Hagan, Treloar, Smith, Richards, O'Donnell, Naughton, Macrae, Lobb, Daniel Geelong: Hawkins, Cameron, Rohan 2; Tuohy, Stewart, Stengle, Miers, Knevitt, Close, Bruhn, Blicavs, O.Henry BEST - AFL.COM.AU ..
SUNS 16.16 (112) | ADEL 13.9 (87) Round 12
GOALS Gold Coast: Lukosius 5, King 3, Humphrey, Anderson, Casboult 2; Rowell, Jeffrey Adelaide: Fogarty 3; Walker, Keays 2; Rachele, Pedlar, O'Brien, Murphy, Milera, Dawson BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Michael Whiting) Gold Coast: Lukosius, Anderson ..
WCE 8.9 (57) | COLL 18.12 (120) Round 12
GOALS West Coast: Allen 3; Clark, Kelly, Long, O'Neill, Sheed Collingwood: Daicos, Hill, Johnson, Mihocek 3; Cox 2; Adams, Crisp, Harrison, Mitchell BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Nathan Schmook) West Coast: Sheed, Kelly, Yeo, Allen, Duggan, Williams Col ..
MELB 8.13 (61) | CARL 6.8 (44) Round 12
GOALS Melbourne: Fritsch 2; Petracca, Neal-Bullen, Pickett, Spargo, van Rooyen, Gawn Carlton: McKay 3; Acres, Curnow, Fisher BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Sarah Black) Melbourne: Petracca, Viney, Langdon, Lever, van Rooyen, Rivers Carlton: Cripps, ..
ADEL 14.11 (95) | BRIS 10.18 (78) Round 11
GOALS Adelaide: Walker 3; Thilthorpe, Pedlar, Rankine 2; Keays, Fogarty, McHenry, Rachele, Soligo Brisbane: Cameron 4; Daniher 2; Rich, Rayner, Zorko, McCluggage BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Ben Somerford) Adelaide: Rankine, Keays, Laird, Dawson, Murray, ..
RICH 9.13 (67) | PORT 10.17 (77) Round 11
GOALS Richmond: Taranto 4; Martin 2; Ryan, Clarke, Bolton Port Adelaide: Wines, Mead, McEntee, Lord, Horne-Francis, Finlayson, Drew, Byrne-Jones, Butters, Burton BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Sarah Black) Richmond: Taranto, Prestia, Bolton, Short, Ba ..