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Preston Football Club – Part 2

Team Photo - 1938 So, with my research on 1939 taken as far as I thought I was capable, the first part of my Preston Football Club challenge of putting names to faces, was almost ready to be put ‘out there’. It was now time to begin the second part. Back a year to 1938, … Continue reading Preston Football Club – Part 2

Preston Football Club Players 1937 – 1940

Researched players 1939 Possibilities– Frank Dowling – Born ~1911? Predominately played wing. Preston 1931-35, 1938-41. Captain / Coach 1941.  http://www.thevfaproject.org/pages/Players/Dowling,_Frank.php Front row, third from right. Alby Morrison – 29-1-1909 – 24-9-1997 183cms. Preston 1939-40. Captain/Coach both years. Footscray 1928-38, 1941-42, 1946. 224 games, 369 goals.  http://www.thevfaproject.org/pages/Players/Morrison,_Alby.php Middle row, third from right. Arthur Sleith – 22-12-1917 – 17-12-2008. 183cms. Preston … Continue reading Preston Football Club Players 1937 – 1940

Preston Football Club – Part 1

Team Photo - 1939 It’s funny how stuff happens. How things happen that, ultimately, set other things in motion. Even though you had no idea at the time, where it was all potentially heading. Don’t worry, it’s not going to be too deep. I’ll go right back. To last century, even. Although, while I don’t … Continue reading Preston Football Club – Part 1

2020 – A Year Like No Other

The year that is, but I’m now really looking forward to it becoming the year that was. However, it has been a year of learning.  Educational is perhaps not the right word, but I have learnt a lot. So, what exactly have I learnt? I learnt that Australians like to step up and help out … Continue reading 2020 – A Year Like No Other

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 36

10-11 October - Hanoi - Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne It’s a few minutes before 6.00am, and for some reason, my eyes are open.  But getting up now just isn’t an option, so sleep is again attempted. I’m mostly unsuccessful, with just interrupted dozing achieved. And again, it’s mainly because of everything that’s going through my … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 36

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 35

9 October - Hanoi The alarm was set for 6.45am. However it’s 5.30am, and my eyes are open. That’s actually good, as I can roll over and sleep for another hour. But it doesn’t happen, and it ends up being an hour of just laying there, listening to the sounds of Hanoi waking up. As … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 35

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 34

8 October - Hanoi   Wake up around 7.00am, and feel okay. Which is good.  And even better, I don’t actually need to get up yet.  With no real plans for the day, a bit more sleep is the preferred option. I set about trying to achieve that, with what, in the end, is probably … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 34

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 33

7 October - Hanoi  (Incense Village) Eyes open about 6.30am, which is kind of good, as the alarm is still not due to go off for another hour. And I could do with another hour, seeing as six hours sleep – due to my inability to follow through with my good intentions of an early-ish … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 33

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 32

6 October - Hanoi   Wake up about 8.45am. The good news? I actually feel pretty good. Although I did have some really strange dreams during the night. Of course I can’t remember them, but yeah, they were definitely weird. The same thing happened in Can Gio, so apart from beer, there’s only one other … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 32

Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 31

 5 October - Hanoi   Awake a bit after 8.00am.  A small sleep in, and, as an added bonus, I feel good. Well, I do for about 15 minutes, when the urge to use the toilet becomes a priority. Back to feeling closer to good, we head over to the balcony around 9.00am.  It’s been … Continue reading Cambodia / Vietnam 2019 – Trip Report 31