Round 4 – Western Bulldogs v Sydney: The moment

Craig Dodson had his ‘moment’ over 30 years ago; he had the chance to witness his children’s own Swans moment as Ollie Florent sealed a famous victory.

Almanac Cricket: A common sense guide to sledging

Craig Dodson considers sledging in cricket after recent incidents and recalls his own experiences playing the game. Here he has put together some guidelines for what he thinks is appropriate on the pitch.

Good parent or a pompous tool?

A parental confession? You be the judge.

AFLW Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Fremantle: Experiencing Unfamiliar Territory at the Western Oval

Craig Dodson had to face some 2016 GF demons as a Swans fan on Sunday afternoon entering Whitten Oval, but he could enjoy the Bulldogs victory this time around with his family.

The Ten Commandments for average cricketers

His children having caught the cricket bug, Craig Dodson draws upon years of experience to dispense some wise advice on cricket, dating and life in general

My season as a Sydney Grade Cricket nobody

Craig Dodson leaves Wagga Wagga for The Big Smoke where he tries to make his way at Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club. [This is a perfect introduction to the summer of cricket. Super piece – Ed]

Jack takes down his old man

There is a point where every father relinquishes alpha male sporting status to his son. Craig did not expect this to occur when his first born was only five years old!

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Well, I didn’t see that coming!

The Sydney Swans fairytale season has come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Cats. Craig Dodson was as shocked as most Swans fans (and neutrals) with the result and the performance.

Elimination Final Preview – Sydney v Essendon: More than belief

For Craig Dodson this September is about more than mere belief. He knows something, he thinks.

Round 19 – Hawthorn v Sydney: I only have two words to say about Hawthorn…

Craig Dodson went to the extreme of a media following Sydney’s loss to arch rivals Hawthorn.

Round 16 – Sydney v Gold Coast: Finding balance on the tightrope

Craig Dodson watched the game at home surrounded by two sons in Bulldogs jumpers. The Swans had another impressive win and look to be surging towards a finals spot.

Round 13 – Richmond v Sydney: I Believe

2017 has been the ultimate roller coaster for the Sydney Swans. Craig Dodson was exhausted and euphoric by the end of the game against Richmond.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Sydney: I am not cheer squad material

Sydney Swans proved to be far too good for North Melbourne, making Craig’s journey to the game despite tiredness so worth it.

The Auskick Files – Week 2

Craig Dodson thinks that his Auskick coaching skills could be easily transferable to the big leagues – watch out John Longmire.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood: A test for all concerned

Craig Dodson has not written off the Swans despite a less that impressive start to year. Write them off at your peril.

The Auskick Files – Week 1

A new AFL season means another year of Auskick. Craig Dodson begins the Auskick journey with his son Jack.

Nadal v Federer – why we love an epic contest

Having given the game of tennis away after the indiscretions of Kyrgios and Tomic, Craig Dodson finds joy in an epic on Rod Laver between Federer and Nadal.

Almanac Cricket: Party Pies with Stuart Broad

From a young raw, cricketer learning his craft in Australia, Stuart Broad has turned into the Test cricketer he is today. Craig Dodson played his part in it all.

You never forget your first cricket bat

Craig Dodson takes four year old Jack to his local cricket centre where he hopes to ignite some enthusiasm while kitting him up. Learn of the Kookaburra Kahuna and other cricketing delights. [Nice observation and memoir – Ed]

Almanac Cricket: Who wants to be an off-spinner?

Following Nathan Lyon’s toil and turmoil at the WACA, Craig Dodson offers support as a member of the Offies’ Club.