Page 128 of 128 FirstFirst ... 2878118124125126127128
Results 1,525 to 1,534 of 1534

Thread: Past players - what are they up to?

  1. #1525
    Go Swannies! Site Admin Meg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    In the Brewongle
    Posts
    4,457
    Tony Armstrong goes from strength to strength.


    “The popular ABC News Breakfast sports host, Tony Armstrong, will host Great Australian Stuff (on ABC TV in 2023), which explores the pioneering boomerang, Hills hoist and Victa lawnmower, one day cricket, Sherrin footballs and the humble meat pie.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...e_iOSApp_Other

    I’d like to see Tony add to that list the changing attire of AFL goal umpires, aka ‘What Happened to the Wonderful White Lab Coats and Broad-Brimmed Hats?’

  2. #1526
    My understanding is the white lab coats attire of the goal umpires was derived from Cricket, when Aussie Rules was invented as a means to keep cricketers fit during the winter months. Cricket umpires also evolved into the colour attire with the advent of white ball cricket. I agree this is a good topic for Tony to also explore.

    Bring back the white lab coats and broad brim hats (maybe the AFL can do so in a retro round). Mind you I didn't like when the central umpires were dressed in white with black socks as they looked too much like Collingwood!!!

  3. #1527
    Couldn't help thinking of goal umpire Steve Stevens famous drama queen performance in the 1966 GF!
    AFL - Worst Acting Ever! - YouTube

  4. #1528
    Ben Ronke, James Bell and Elijah Taylor among ex-Swans to have nominated for the draft.
    All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated, and well supported in logic and argument than others. -Douglas Adams, author (11 Mar 1952-2001)

  5. #1529
    Veterans List Ludwig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    8,935
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Ben Ronke, James Bell and Elijah Taylor among ex-Swans to have nominated for the draft.
    I wonder what happened to Matt Ling and Jack Maibaum. I thought they were doing well at VFL level.

  6. #1530
    Quote Originally Posted by bloodspirit View Post
    Ben Ronke, James Bell and Elijah Taylor among ex-Swans to have nominated for the draft.
    Sam Naismith too as well as former academy player Ben Davis

  7. #1531
    Senior Player
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Inner West
    Posts
    2,184
    Quote Originally Posted by KSAS View Post
    Couldn't help thinking of goal umpire Steve Stevens famous drama queen performance in the 1966 GF!
    AFL - Worst Acting Ever! - YouTube
    Steve Stevens ? Isn't he Billy Idol's guitarist and songwriter. Man, that is quite a career jump. Impressive.

  8. #1532
    Regular in the Side
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    914
    Jack Maibaum, Matt Ling and Zac Foot have all nominated along with many of our VFL list.

  9. #1533
    Kevin Dyson appointed head coach of UTS Bats

  10. #1534
    Given that Ronke and Bell did not get picked up by any other Clubs it will be interesting to see where they end up playing next season.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO