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Tablet to Scoreboard Vol 1 Issue 1 Mark Pennings

Tablet to Scoreboard Vol 1 Issue 1

Mark Pennings

Published April 25th 2013
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Kindle Edition
71 pages
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Sporting organisations the world over – both amateur and professional – are steeped in history and cultural significance. While the majority of rank and file supporters are firmly focused on the next win, the next season or the next championship,MoreSporting organisations the world over – both amateur and professional – are steeped in history and cultural significance. While the majority of rank and file supporters are firmly focused on the next win, the next season or the next championship, connecting with the history of your sporting passion can often be an educational and rewarding experience.Melbourne is home to Tablet to Scoreboard and whether you like the game or loathe it, you can’t deny that footy is as Melbourne as laneway cafes, the Comedy Festival and trams, so we thought it was only fitting to pay tribute to the biggest show in town between February and September each year.Mark Pennings, football historian extraordinaire explains the early years of Australian Rules football in Victoria, in his feature article- ‘Fuschias, Pivots, Same Olds and Gorillas- the Early Years of Football in Victoria.’Andrew Lowther, Match Day Editor for AFL.com.au, tracks the rules of Australian Football in ‘If Yer Don’t Mind Umpire, Please!’ and finds that ambiguity and supporter frustration is nothing new in Australian footballThe Essendon Football Club has been instrumental in getting this edition of Tablet to Scoreboard ready to see the light of day. Gregor McCaskie, the Bombers’ Hall of Fame Curator, shares some of the club’s archival treasures. Be sure and take a look at the Essendon Hall of Fame image gallery and check out our video with Gregor as he talks about some of the priceless items in the club’s collection, as well as our interview with Australian football Hall of Famer and Essendon legend Simon Madden as he recalls the days of suburban footy in the Bomber’s heartland. Stephen Baker profiles two of the biggest names from the code’s formative years- superstar forward Albert Thurgood and the man who shaped Essendon into one of the game’s most powerful clubs on and off the field, Alex McCracken.As a bonus for our first edition, we’ve delved into the image archives of the State Library of Victoria to transport you back to the fledgling days of a game that Australians love with an unbridled passion.We look forward to sharing many more sport archives and historical treasures with you along the way. This just marks the beginning…