Keith Duggan’s rollicking story from The Irish Times, as Republic of Ireland, needing victory to progress to the knock-out phase of Euro 2016, rapturously defeat Italy. “Football: bloody hell. About an hour before kick-off, O’Neill’s starting 11 filtered into the muggy Flanders evening. It was as intriguing a selection as he has ever plumped for…”
The ICC Conference is to be held next week and Neil Drysdale needs your help, what are the key issues the ICC need to address?
Peter Hille updates us with the Round 14 selections for Fitzroy Rotary Club. Get your tips in.
Michael Waugh has written a classic Aussie song about Country Footy titled Maffra Under 10s, watch the video.[Great Work – Ed]
And where would this team of former Geelong players finish on the ladder?
Highest class sportswriting from NBC Sports National columnist Joe Posnanski, on Cleveland, on place and on meaning. It is basketball, it is LeBron James, it is connection and it is a sense of connection.
For Cam Hooke and the True Believers (“It’s not over till it’s over. Have faith”), Collingwood “need to convincingly win (for the percentage) 9 out of the 10 matches remaining (or win all 10 by smaller margins) to make the Finals.”
On Saturday, Peter Argent got in the car. Three hours later, he took out his camera at Wirrabara Oval and took these evocative shots of a day at the Northern Areas Football Association rural footy. [Add your caption ideas – Ed].
All the weekend sporting results worth knowing and some others as well.
All welcome at lunch at the North Fitzroy Arms on June 17. We’ll be celebrating women’s footy. All welcome.
Peter Hille updates us with the latest selections for Fitzroy Rotary Club. Get your tips in.
Collingwood’s loss to Melbourne is testing the true believers, Cam Hooke’s review of Round 12 sums it up.
King George! III gives his mid-season assessment of the Roys as they make their way up the Section B ladder.
Comedian Evan Hocking heads off to the footy.
Along the way he is asked whether he plays for the West Coast Eagles. He explains why.
All the weekend sporting results fit to print
Conor Morrisey and his mate John head off to the footy, trading barbs and knowledgeable one-liners (“We even debate the merit of the Bulldogs claiming to be from “the mighty west” when our west is roughly four hundred times more west of Melbourne than Footscray is”).
Billy Crystal’s tribute to Muhammad Ali [Thanks to Peter Baulderstone for alerting us to this – JTH]
Cam Hooke maintains a positive and calming influence for the Collingwood faithful in his preview of Round 12 – Queen’s Birthday clash with Melbourne.
Almanac Footy History: Celebrating the last VFL match at Brunswick Street Oval in 1966. And help us find Kevin Oakley.
We need your help! We are looking for Kevin Oakley who played in Fitzroy’s last game at Brunswick St Oval in 1966. (Includes news of the 50th anniversary reunion at Brunswick Street on Aug 20. Better book early for this one. Ed)