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1. What number did Ben
Cousins wear at Richmond?
2. How many years did
Matthew Knights coach
3. Which four players did the
Crows farewell after their
round 22 win against
4. Before this season, when
did Port last finish above the
Crows on the ladder?
5. Which team sits atop the
6. Who scored his first
A-League goal for Adelaide
United last weekend?
7. Which star of the Spring
Carnival made his return last
weekend in the Penny Edition
Stakes at Morphettville,
8. In which city have the
Redbacks been preparing for
their Twenty20 Champions
Trophy tournament in South
9. Which side finished 14th on
the AFL ladder this season?
10. Which team will Mo'onia
Gerard play for next season?
11. Assuming it does not trade
it, what number draft pick will
be AFL wooden spooner West
Coast's first this year?
12. Which EPL club does
Roberto Mancini manage?
13. A premium ticket to what
event will cost $270 this
14. With which American
club is former Arsenal and
Barcelona star Thierry Henry
15. Who has scored the most
goals for the Socceroos out
of Harry Kewell, Brett Emerton
and Josh Kennedy?
16. What job did Kris Hinck
and Tate Kaesler perform this
17. Which one of the following
clubs was not a member of
the English Premier League in
its debut season of 1992-93
-- QPR, Sheffield Wednesday,
Oldham or Newcastle?
18. What does Arsenal have
at the top of the back of its kit
19. Name the Pakistani
bookmaker involved in
the latest match fixing
20. Who did West Indian fast
bowler Colin Croft once describe
as the Muhammad Ali of
0-10 Sporting dunce.
11-20 Need more work.
21-30 Strong showing.
31-40 Bright spark.
41-45 Borderline genius.
46+ Sporting guru!
HOME DELIVERY 8224 1600
ONE-POINTERS: 1. 32. 2. Three.
3. Simon Goodwin, Andrew
McLeod, Brett Burton and Trent
Hentschel. 4. 2007. 5. Glenelg.
TWO-POINTERS: 6. Marcos Flores.
7. Alcopop. 8. Darwin. 9.
Essendon. 10. NSW Swifts.
11. Pick four. 12. Manchester
City. 13. AFL Grand Final. 14.
New York Red Bulls.
15. Brett Emer ton. FOUR-
POINTERS: 16. They acted as
runners for the Crows.
17. Newcastle. 18. The word
"Arsenal". 19. Mazhar Majeed.
20. Viv Richards.
Since 1877, the SANFL has brought
many fans much joy, heartache,
ups, downs, happiness and
For followers of Central District,
for example, all the years spent just
outside the finals have been more
than vindicated by the past decade
of dominance. South Adelaide fans,
however, would be pondering the
46 years since Neil Kerley held the
premiership cup aloft to adoring fans,
and wondering when their next dawn
will come. For followers of Port and
Norwood, their rivalry -- the longest in
the competition -- always gives games
between these teams added spice and
is testament to the amazing history of
the two clubs.
With all this heritage of the league
comes a wide range of historical
material. The Football Budget, in its
85th year of publication, has been the
staple match-day reference material
for many generations. Sold at grounds
and in some newsagents on Fridays, it
remains an essential publication for
fledgling fans of SANFL.
The match-day coverage has varied
over the years, but there has always
been a television presence, whether
it is Channel Seven, Nine, Ten or
The range of commentators over
this time has been impressive, with
names such as Peter Marker, Ian Day,
Wally May, Max Hall, Bruce McAvaney,
Gary Window, Ian Aitken and Blair
Schwartz forming the memories
of many older football followers.
Current-day callers such as Neil Cross
and Michael Maney on ABC-TV would
have most fans nodding their heads in
Radio, too, has had a colourful array
of callers, with Rod McLeod, Brian
Lees, Dennis Browne, Tom Warhurst,
Dick Jones and Ross LeCornu all
bringing the game into the homes of
fans around the state. Nowadays, radio
and TV is complemented by online
coverage of the game, through the
SANFL website, AdelaideNow, weekly
video blogs such as Sportsbeat s "Out
On The Full" and fan forums such as
safooty.net and myfootyforum.net.
The vast array and volume of
supporter memorabilia is mind-
boggling. In the late 70s and early
80s, 30cm plush figurines of all club
logos (such as the Central bulldog or
the Woodville woodpecker) and full
match-day uniforms were sold at the
Royal Adelaide Show, while many local
businesses would release a coloured
fixture card. Financial institutions
released premiership ladders, where
fans could slot small cards into the
correct places. Scarves, jumpers and
beanies were often complemented by
the famous black duffle coat -- usually
with the number of the favourite
player on the back and covered in
badges of the players.
So why isn t there a physical SANFL
Hall Of Fame?
Imagine a building where displays
of the complete collection of jumper
styles used by each club are exhibited
and fans can hear the club songs over
speakers. A shrine where much of the
clothing apparel is displayed, while
virtual floggers (the giant clumps of
streamers that cheer squads waved at
the grounds) twirl in the background,
as fans wander around the room, read-
ing the wall biographies of members
of the Hall Of Fame.
The obstacle is cost and space.
Such an area would be best at AAMI
Stadium, but with the ground facing
an uncertain future, it may not be cost-
efficient to start one there. Adelaide
Oval would be the next logical venue,
particularly with the upgrade, but then
comes the cost of obtaining much of
This presents the SANFL with an
ideal opportunity to start the ball roll-
ing by inviting fans to offer items on
long-term loan. This would recognise
the impact of the supporters in the
league. It would be particularly useful
for footage, with a number of devoted
fans around Adelaide having large
collections that could be transferred
onto DVD for eternal preservation.
With each year that passes, it
becomes harder to start this much-
The time is ripe to kick off an idea
that will give future generations a
greater appreciation of the wonderful
heritage of our league.
The SANFL needs a permanent exhibition of the league's history -- or precious memories
could be lost.
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