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49ers and Barwon Heads take out Masters

Two of Geelong’s teams won gold medals in the Australian Masters Games tournament held at Bell Park last week. The Geelong 49ers led by Steve Radojevic and Rod van der Chys won the over-45 age group while in a big upset Barwon Heads knocked off the highly fancied...

Behind the Play: Football in Australia

Peter Burke and June Senyard, eds, Behind the Play: Football in Australia, Maribyrnong Press, Melbourne, 2008. Contains Roy Hay and Ian Warren, ‘Who supports Melbourne Victory? A preliminary inquiry into crowd make-up and dynamics in the new A-League,’ pp....

Both games drawn in Geelong Community Cup

Both games drawn in Wednesday’s Geelong Community Cup Roy Hay (click on photos below to enlarge them) Barwon got its first point in this year’s Geelong Community Cup when it held Bell Park to a one-all draw in the early game at Stead Park, while the high-quality match...

Glory too good for Heart in Bolton’s 453rd game

Melbourne Heart 1 Perth Glory 2 Roy Hay Perth Glory was good value for its two-one away win over Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon. Kristian Sarkies started for Heart along with Jason Hoffmann and Matt Thompson in midfield. Brendan Hamill, Curtis Good,...

Capital venues must be shared

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 9 September 2006, p. 35. Well, well, who would have thought it? No footy finals in Melbourne after this week-end for two weeks, but the Storm and the Victory packing in the fans at Olympic Park and Docklands. Is nothing sacred any more?...

Private capital. A step forward or a step back?

Published as Troubled skies, Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 23 December 2006, p. 25. In the last few months there has been a surge of financial manipulation which aims to turn a number of Australian companies into private entities, most recently Qantas. Instead of being...

James Dun Hay, 1881-1940: The Story of a Footballer

Roy Hay, James Dun Hay, 1881-1940: The Story of a Footballer This is the footballing life story of James ‘Dun’ Hay, 1881-1940, captain of Celtic, Scotland and Newcastle United, who was suspended for life for refusing to apologise after accusing a director of Ayr...

Daylight robbery at AAMI as Mariners steal the points

Melbourne Heart 0 Central Coast Mariners 1 Roy Hay In an act of grand larceny Central Coast Mariners stole the points with a last minute goal after Melbourne Heart had pounded the visitor’s goal for most of the previous ninety. Michael McGlinchy came down the right...

Bell Park and Corio through to semi-final of Morris Finance Cup

Bell Park and Corio through to semi-final of Morris Finance Cup Roy Hay A one-all draw between host club Bell Park and Surfcoast at Batesford on Sunday night was enough to ensure that Park and Corio would qualify for the semi-finals of the 2016 Morris Finance Cup from...

A missing part of a bigger picture

A missing part of a bigger picture Roy Hay This week Australians and others around the world will remember the carnage that was the two world wars of the 20th century and subsequent conflicts in Korea and Vietnam which took the lives of so many. Yet there are many...