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Round 21, 1978 - East Perth FC 11.19 (85) d West Perth FC 11.10 (76), Leederville Oval

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A staged fight on the footpath on the way to the massive Perth derby at Leederville
WEST PERTH v EAST PERTH ROUND 21 (26 AUGUST) 1978 ATTENDANCE: 24,567 (GROUND RECORD) With East Perth there were certainly dumb-thug elements among the fair-weather army. As an example, when I [aged ten] went with Tim B., an East Perth supporter, to the big West Perth versus East Perth game at Leederville Oval on 26 August 1978, my father lagged behind us as he had to lock up all the car doors manually. As this was happening, Tim B. suggested to me that we stage a mock two-person fight on the footpath. As the mock fight got underway, just as in a cliché-ridden movie, an old panel van drove past Tim B. and me, and the driver shouted out some brain-dead encouragement to the one wearing the East Perth colours. I remember that it was a fine warm day more consistent with the coming spring season than of the winter just ending. This was the last home-and-away game of the 1978 qualifying rounds. West Perth was se…

OPINION: "My opinions on East Perth Football Club Inc. (formerly of Perth Oval, Brewer Street)", by P.B., 6/6/18

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OPINION ARTICLE: My opinions on the East Perth Football Club (formerly of Perth Oval, Brewer Street, now of...well, never mind), by Phil Backshall (He's a part of the town), 6/6/2018
East Perth Football Club was and still remains today West Perth’s arch-rivals. East Perth was a strong club throughout the 1960s and up to 1978. However, the Perth Oval-based club generally failed to match it in the 1980s with the new powerhouses South Fremantle, Claremont, and Swan Districts (in the early-1980s) and East Fremantle and Subiaco (in the mid-1980s). The East Perth club had possibly begun to suffer the after-effects of a declining junior base in its inner-city areas, a factor that may also partially explain Perth FC’s poor years from 1980 onwards. The declining junior base was the primary factor behind West Perth’s 1994 move to a more lucrative junior zone in the Joondalup area in Perth’s outer northern suburbs. In hindsight, perhaps, the 1978 grand-final between East Perth and Perth repre…

OPINION ARTICLE: "The fall of the Glasgow Rangers" by Greg M., Mark M., Michael N. and others, April 2018

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The fall of the Glasgow Rangers: Ethical ramifications and lessons to be learned By: Greg M., Michael N., Mark M., Michael I., and Anna M. (a mix of Rangers and Celtic supporters and non-football followers)
Introduction In 2012, shockwaves were sent through Scottish Football when Rangers FC owner Craig Whyte formally filed for the club to enter administration, during a court battle over a tax bill owed to HMRC totalling £49million, including penalties from failing to pay tax previously. This tax bill Rangers faced arose from a row under previous owner David Murray, in which it was discovered that Murray had been using Employee Benefit Trusts (EBTs) between 2001 and 2010 to pay his players’ and staffs’ wages. HMRC argued that Rangers had managed to avoid paying substantial amounts of tax whilst using this scheme. This decision made by Craig Whyte left Rangers fans confused and concerned as to what would happen to their club and left fans of other Scottish clubs concerned about the future …

WAFL Golden Era

WAFL Footballers (1945-1990)

BRADMORE PHIL (WP)4 BREMAN TODD (S)1 BROWN MALCOLM (EP / C / SF / P)5 BUHAGIAR TONY (EF)1 BUNTON HAYDN JNR. (SD)1 CABLE BARRY (P / NM / EP)1 DAVIDSON PETER (C)2 DAYMAN WAYNE (WP)1 DHURRKAY GARY (EF)1 DOROTICH JON (SF)1 EDWARDS CRAIG (SF)1 EVANS RON (WP)1 FARMER GRAHAM (EP / GEELONG / WP)1 FEATHERBY PETER (S)1 FOLEY BRIAN (WP)1 FONG LES (WP)3 GASTEV JOHN (WP)2 GIBBS ROSS (WP / GLENELG)1 GORE DARRYL (EF)1 GRANT BRIAN (EP)1 GREEN DOUG (EF)1 GRLJUSICH GEORGE (SF / 6WF / 6PR)2 HARDIE BRAD (SF)2 HARDING PAUL (EF)2 HEAL STAN (WP)1 HODYL PETER (SD)1 HUNTER KEN (C)1 IRONMONGER JOHN (EP)1 JACKSON SYD (EP / CARLTON)1 JONES MAURIE (C)1 KEENE LAURIE (S)1 KIMBERLEY BARRY (P / SD)1 KING SEAN (WP)1 KUHLMAN MORT (C)1 LAIDLEY DEAN (WP)3 LAMB DWAYNE (S)1 LEWIS CHRIS (C)1 MACNISH ANDREW (S)1 MAINWARING CHRIS (EF)2 MALAXOS STEVE (C / EF)1 MATERA WALLY (SF)1 MENAGLIO PETER (WP)4 MICHALCZYK GEORGE (EP / WP)1 MIFKA PAUL (WP)2 MILLER IAN (P / EP)1 MITCHELL MICHAEL (C)2 MITSOPOULOS CHRIS (P)1 MONTGOMERY ALLAN (P)2 MOSCONI WARREN (SF)1 NAYLOR BERNIE (SF)1 NEESHAM GERARD (EF / SD)2 NELSON CRAIG (WP)1 NEWMAN IAN (P)1 PEAKE BRIAN (EF)1 PERRIN BRIAN (WP)1 RIOLI MAURICE (SF)1 ROBERTSON GLENN (EP)1 ROGERSON RALPH (EP)1 ROWLLES RAY (EP)1 SARTORI PETER (SD)1 SCOTT PHIL (S)2 SELLS STEPHEN (S)2 SHIELDS BOB (P)1 SIDEBOTTOM GARRY (SD)1 SILCOCK JEREMY (EP)1 SKWIROWSKI BILL (SD)1 SPARKS RUSSELL (EP)1 SPENCER PETER (EP / S / C)1 STARCEVICH CRAIG (EP)1 STASINOWSKY CHRIS (WP / SF / P)2 TAYLOR BRIAN (S)1 TAYLOR GEOFF (WP)1 TAYLOR KEVIN (EF / SD)1 TAYLOR NEIL (S)1 TIERNEY PHIL (EP)1 VIGONA BENNY (SF)1 WARWICK DEAN (WP)1 WATTS JOHN K. (EP / GEELONG)2 WILEY ROBERT (P)2 WRENSTED MURRAY (EF)1 YORGEY BRETT (P)2 ZANOTTI MARK (S)1
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