Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Wouldn't It Be Nice...

if Australian football history was properly documented?

Conducting some research recently I came across this great blog about the German national team:

https://impromptuinc.wordpress.com/2011/10/16/switzerland-germany-5-3-3-1/

Pictures and details from every match the Socceroos have played, how good would that be? Whilst I'm dreaming, how about a section of the FFA site (can't be a book, they only write them about the last ten years it seems) with a pic and bio of everyone that has played for Australia?

Is it in the too hard basket? Given it was only two years ago that the official records finally got the given names of players who previously had just their initial noted, it may well be. Given the maintenance of the Hall of Fame, one must assume the care factor for honouring the pioneers is also minimal.

Another inspiration are the season retrospectives of Italian football put together in Guerin Sportivo magazine:

1956-57

1952-53

1948-49

1935-37

It would be something to have something like that one day, but I can't see it happening. History is not treasured in Australian football, for many it is a shame. The records are far from complete and not much is being done to remedy that.

Can still dream I suppose.

2 comments:

  1. The German website is brilliant.
    https://impromptuinc.wordpress.com/category/teams/australia/

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  2. It sure is. It's a simple formula (match details, pics, video clip in later years) brilliantly executed.

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