Sunday, 7 February 2016

The 3/4 serious stuff starts this week

So, South played two games in Sydney over the weekend. We drew 0-0 with Olympic on Friday, and because there was some sort of cup on the line, we had a penalty shoot-out which we lost. Matthew Foschini and Philtzgerald Mbaka missed and/or had their shots saved. This afternoon, we played on a synthetic pitch against Sutherland Sharks, and lost 2-0. No Milos Lujic on this trip, which may or may not back up the claims of those who think that we're going to be a one trick monkey when it comes to scoring goals this season. I think Friday night's Community Shield game against Bentleigh will be more indicative of the season to come.

Player movement news
Jake Barker-Daish is officially no longer a South player. Though he was not at South at all during pre-season, no had bothered to make note of his exact status. He's ended up signing for Richmond it seems.

AGM news but not really, we'll see I guess
More historical artefact goodness than you can a poke stick at
Super thanks to The Agitator, with whose help we've added heaps more match programmes spanning the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, almost completing several 1990s seasons. The seasons from 1977 onwards in which we have no match programmes at all uploaded on the blog are:
  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1982
  • 1987
  • 1989/90
  • 2009
  • 2012
  • 2013
Which I am sure we will rectify as time goes on, especially once I start meeting up with people during the season proper.

Thanks to a combination of The Agitator's efforts, as well as a visit by Chris Egan, we've been able to upload every match programme where Perth Glory hosted South Melbourne, Though South had a rotten record in Perth, these programmes are worth a look for their density, professional presentation and overall glossiness, especially in the latter years. There's also some new stuff under the 'library' tab, including:

  • Two Melbourne Knights programmes from their 1995 Japan tour.
  • 1977 and 1978 VSF yearbooks,
  • A companion to The Score fanzine from the Iran game.
  • An ASF newsletter from May 1995.
  • 1994/95 NSL preview booklet put out by the ASF.
  • Eastern Lions 40th anniversary booklet (via Mark Boric)
In time, I hope to add the Studs Up collection we're hosting here - which is currently limited to what's available from OzFootball's sources - as well add match programmes from Australian national team matches. I also still have four VSF yearbooks to scan and upload.


  1. For a Sydney Olympic fan's perspective on last Friday's match, see Chris Stompa's piece at his Sydney Olympic blog

    1. Is that a blog or a sookfest? Deadest having a cry about someone from the terraces yelling out to break legs. Can only imagine this Chris lad being an inconsolable mess at the end of the first Karate Kid when the line 'sweep the leg' is uttered.

  2. Were BIG STEVE and THEO SASS anywhere to be seen?

  3. 2 questions.
    1. Has AGM date been announced yet ? Its been more than a week since that tweet.

    2. Is it true ENOSI59 organised a hit out with LAVOVI in sydney ? I hear that one particular ENOSI non greek douche with glasses hid in the bushes until police arrived, while his Mates copped a beating. You're nothing but kids ! Get it through your fucking skulls morons.

    1. 1. Been told that announcement of an AGM date is 'imminent',

      2. Oh dear.

  4. Question 2 is correct. I can confirm this happened. ENOSI once again underestimated their opponents. Just like they did when they organised a meet with MCF last year.


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