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This website contains a number of articles on football history during Charles Boyles work-life. The articles are intended to provide context and complement the site focus on Charles Boyles and his work.

The list below initially displays the most recent articles. You can browse further pages of articles by using the page movement tools underneath the articles listing below.

Fancy Dress Charity Football

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2019-08-11 17:58 - (159 Reads)
Australian Rules Football has a long history of Charity Matches where the players have dressed up in fancy dress and played football. These games were not played by elite footballers but by a wide range of everyday people. While researching old football matches these dress up games regularly appear, to the point where they deserves some attention.

Local hospitals frequently received the football fundraising and women as well as men got a go. These games might not be ‘elite’ but they provide a fascinating insight into history. Firstly the outfit trends over time changed as the world around changed. Secondly, what caused the end of this phenomena? Was it Television, or changes in attitudes?

The Evolution of ‘the Premiership’ 1870-1888

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2019-08-11 09:47 - (185 Reads)
Winning the AFL Premiership is the height of Australian football, but what is it’s origin story. This article explains how in the early years of football in Victoria, the premiership evolved from a newspaper acclimation in an ad-hoc season of football in the early 1870s, into a points system run by the Victorian Football Association and finally into the winner of the Grand Final of a national competition that it is today.

Bendigo Football Association 1901 to 1906

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2019-03-10 15:15 - (29527 Reads)
Turmoil, argument, teams folding and teams appearing,even new competing competitions. The final years of the gold mining boom in Bendigo were interesting times for football in the town.

Dan Minogue Tells Why He - Gave Up Mining for Football

Author: Dan Minogue with P. J. Millard - Published At: 2019-03-10 14:22 - (702 Reads)
Dan Minogue begins today his own story of his distinguished career. And a human, gripping story this great football personality has to tell! It is brimming with all the incident, thrills, humor and pathos which he has encountered during a quarter of a century as crack player and successful captain and coach. Turning back Time, Dan takes readers behind the scenes with him; into club rooms and on to playing fields as he lives again his hours of triumph —and disappointment.

Jack Collins - Footscray’s ‘Jack Of All Trades’

Author: Roger Spaull - Published At: 2019-02-09 13:40 - (1192 Reads)
Seven Goals in the 1954 Grand Final, 154 VFL Games, Footscray Team of the Century, Club Secretary, Club President, fightback in 1989. Jack Collins was a great player with a great story.

Former Umpire writes His Reminiscences

Author: Johnny Quinn - Published At: 2018-12-15 09:58 - (1138 Reads)
Famous South Australian Umpire Johnny Quinn's reminiscences appeared in the News (Adelaide) in 1940. Quinn was famous for his smile and his gestures. He also took part in redrafting the rules of the game.

Ambrose Dyson - The Herald 1909-1911

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2018-11-17 14:22 - (979 Reads)
Ambrose Dyson was one of the earliest regular football cartoonists in Melbourne. He worked a brief few years before the First World War before tragety struck.

Old Football Days. Teams and Men.

Author: Observer (Donald McDonald) - Published At: 2018-11-16 08:33 - (885 Reads)
Originally appeared in The Argus 2-May-1908. Observer (Donald McDonald) the great Australian Journalist looks back at the best players in his 30 years writing on football.

Tom O'Halloran - The Tiger From Timaru

Author: Roger Spaull - Published At: 2018-11-11 14:49 - (2640 Reads)
Tom O'Halloran’s dedication and love for his club should be acknowledged and it is hoped that this story may stimulate new interest in the dynamic high flyer from Punt Road. Roger's article lets you see why Tom O’Halloran was introduced into the Richmond FC Hall of Fame in 2013.

Fred Phillips - The Tragic Tale Of A True Champion

Author: Roger Spaull - Published At: 2018-10-23 17:15 - (2140 Reads)
Fred Phillips, one of St Kilda’s best-ever footballers, died in the most tragic circumstances at the age of 27 years.

“…A great footballer, a true sportsman-and a man. That was Fred Phillips. Need more be said?”

Cheer, Cheer on Our Camberwell - Tricolours, Wells, Cobras - Part One

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2018-10-12 10:39 - (1978 Reads)
Ken's book-length (three-part) celebration of Camberwell Football Club and its uniquely fascinating history.
A tour de force, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated. Completed with the technical and research assistance of Michael Riley. Dedicated to Thelma Baker - she whose heart beats true.

Part 1 - From the Junction to Nashville 1886-1941

Cheer, Cheer on Our Camberwell - Tricolours, Wells, Cobras - Part Two

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2018-10-11 17:53 - (2284 Reads)
Ken's book-length (three-part) celebration of Camberwell Football Club and its uniquely fascinating history.
A tour de force, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated. Completed with the technical and research assistance of Michael Riley. Dedicated to Thelma Baker - she whose heart beats true.

Part Two - Cock of the Walk to Rock Bottom

Cheer, Cheer on Our Camberwell - Tricolours, Wells, Cobras - Part Three

Author: Ken Mansell - Published At: 2018-10-08 12:59 - (2700 Reads)
Ken's book-length (three-part) celebration of Camberwell Football Club and its uniquely fascinating history.
A tour de force, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated. Completed with the technical and research assistance of Michael Riley. Dedicated to Thelma Baker - she whose heart beats true.

Part Three - Camberwell Football Club 1960-1994: Doldrums, Revival, Triumph, Demise

Percy Leason

Author: Michael Riley - Published At: 2017-11-16 12:11 - (1852 Reads)
Percy Leason (23 February 1889 – 11 September 1959 was a cartoonist an painter who rose to prominence in the 1920’s and 1930’s. He was most widely known for cartoons and illustrations that appeared in many magazines including Punch and later Table Talk.

Great Football Dramas No. 10 - When Collingwood And Fitzroy Thrilled Sydney In 1903

Author: P.J. Millard (“Short-Pass”) - Published At: 2017-11-10 12:49 - (1489 Reads)
In this, the tenth of a series of great football dramas, is described how, in 1903, Collingwood and Fitzroy made football history by contesting a League premiership match in Sydney, and how, in the Rugby stronghold, a crowd of 20,000, seeing a big Australian rules game for the first time, was thrilled by the fast, spectacular play.

Charlie Davey -A Forgotten Star Of Interstate Football

Author: Roger Spaull - Published At: 2017-11-10 11:44 - (1994 Reads)
Among those Victorian players who have been often overlooked for their significant contribution to interstate football is Carlton’s champion ruckman Charlie Davey. Charlie, who played 143 games for Carlton, represented Victoria on 17 occasions between 1929 and 1935. He is a classic example of a forgotten star of national football; and hopefully this story may serve as a reminder of Charlie’s undoubted ability and achievements in VFL and interstate football.

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