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  1. Father Jack

    Clubs that are defunct or merged throughout Tasmania.

    Here's a nice article from Martin Flanagan about a book that details footy history in Queenstown and surrounds. Seems like cold showers might have been the least of visiting team's problems at some grounds! https://footyology.com.au/gravel-mud-a-footy-tale-of-tasmanias-mountain-men/
  2. Father Jack

    Clubs that are defunct or merged throughout Tasmania.

    I used to go the footy a lot as a kid, and places like Fingal, St Marys and Avoca would be ghost towns on match days, unless you happened to wander down to the footy oval. I also remember watching Avoca play one day and for some reason there was one Avoca player who had a red jumper with a...
  3. Father Jack

    Clubs that are defunct or merged throughout Tasmania.

    It was at the top of the hill behind the big tank, which I guess is what you mean by the outskirts of town. I vaguely remember going there back in the day.
  4. Father Jack

    Clubs that are defunct or merged throughout Tasmania.

    I didn't say they didn't.
  5. Father Jack

    Clubs that are defunct or merged throughout Tasmania.

    The local mythology says that one of those clubs up in the hills, might have been Mathinna, had the nickname 'The Kill'n'burns' because a copper was sent up there to investigate some nefarious dealings, and the local hill denizens killed him and burnt him. This according to no less a source...
  6. Father Jack

    Clubs that are defunct or merged throughout Tasmania.

    Sad to see that out of the twelve teams that made up the two leagues in the North East, not only are both leagues gone, but only four of those teams remain.
  7. Father Jack

    SBS show - King Island.

    "If we lose by a hundred points there'll be no grog on the bus on the drive back" Long drive from Fingal to Beaky. Lucky they only went down by 83.
  8. Father Jack

    Devils to Fold

    I only knew about this today from having a look at the Mercury site, and I must say I was surprised as I thought a lot of the reasoning behind the SWL was to provide a decent league to prop up the Devils. So we are back to where we were in 1986, and probably learnt nothing on the way...
  9. Father Jack

    York Park vs Bellerive Oval

    I used to go to York Park all the time, went back after a couple of years in '02 for the hawks/freo game (which freo should have won :) ) and was surprised by the difference then. Bellerive is good for cricket, and North Hobart is a bit small (must say though, the TFL gf's in 95 and 98 were...