Monthly Archives: November 2013

1804: London

Can you hear them? Nope. Me neither. England’s ‘Barmy Army’ have fallen strangely silent. I wonder why? I am not getting too ahead myself, however. I figure that the English cricket team’s cheer squad are probably enjoying the extra day off, resting their vocal chords in readiness for the second test which starts in Adelaide next […]

Cartoons in The Sunday Age

You saw him here first! Our Jack hits the big time, following his ‘Byzantine Gai’ Waterhouse illustration for The Sport History Project.

1991: Moorabbin

Well done! I had a good chuckle this week over some of your responses to the question I posted on Sunday:  In 1991, a St Kilda fan threatened to lodge a complaint against his club with the Victorian Department of Consumer Affairs – Why? Deb thought it was because of “False advertising? Breach of promise […]

Quiz Time

The St Kilda Football Club were in the news this week. No, not that news.  What I have in mind is much lighter. In case you haven’t caught up, they have appointed a new coach – Alan Richardson. I have a soft spot for Richo – he played for Collingwood after all. And I know many – […]

1909: Auteuil

Now, my intention with this blog is to bring you bits and pieces from around the world, across time and about different sports. I don’t intend for this to become a blog all about badly behaved racing crowds. BUT! after last week’s Nika Riot blog, I received a comment that made me think there might […]

532: Constantinople

I have been given to understand there is a horse race happening in Melbourne some time tomorrow. I know this because stocks in the company Fascinators-R-Us have skyrocketed in the last few days. Yes. A poor attempt at humour. But not so humorous – yes, a poor attempt at a segue – was the outcome […]

The Sport History Project

meanderings through our sporting pasts


The YCW Organises, Educates, and Empowers young people to be a positive change within their own lives and their wider community.

Australian Football World

This site is the cat’s pajamas

Critical Heritage

the critical heritage group at University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Through the Green Fuse...

Explorations in one John Waddingham's family story

Timor Archives

Clearing House for Archival Records on Timor Inc. (CHART )

Jack Chadwick

illustration | cartoons | storyboards

101 London Museums

A celebration of London's diverse Museums