Mike remembers a school competition of indoor soccer that led to an invaluable lesson of inclusivity in sport.
If Hawthorn is looking for a way out of the 2017 season they might need to look back 30 years or so to Matt Watson’s Kangaroos
The success of the weekend has Matt Watson reaching back to his primary school days and his involvement with girls’ footy.
North Melbourne premiership player Darryl Sutton passed away last week. Matt Watson provides this touching tribute.
Ironmike provides plenty of food for thought about the dilemma facing journalists when preparing an item for publication, particularly the ethical considerations and the implications that may result from that story.
Remembering Round 9 1978, Ironmike feels a sense of history repeating itself as the Kangas prepare for the Blues.
Matt Watson is not happy. He wants the old Windies back.
As a six year old, whenever Matt Watson played ‘sock footy’ in his bedroom, he was Snake Baker. Here’s Matt’s story of his old hero, a player who, on his day (often in finals), showed how much talent he had.
In the second part of his Grand Final ticket odyssey, Matt Watson heads from Brisbane to Melbourne for work, but without a ticket to the game. When all seems lost, however, Matt becomes involved in a ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ style race to Melbourne’s outer west in search of the gold. [SPOILER ALERT: Matt’s available to help with your Lotto and Quaddie numbers for Caulfield this weekend. – Ed]
After a slow start, Matt Watson has now attended many Grand Finals in many and varied guises. Bt this year he will be watching from a pub somewhere in Melbourne.
Matt Watson had to lie about the eating habits of Eagles, when assessing the chances of his Roos. Will he get a ticket for this weekend?
We defy you not hear the theme music from “The Godfather” playing in your mind, as you read Matt Watson’s thoughts on North Melbourne’s “impossible” task in Perth. Can they get out alive?
Matt Watson had played the Semi-Final over dozens of times before the match. It unfolds here.
There are many different ways in which North Melbourne could win on Saturday night. Matt Watson has fantasised about them all.
Matt Watson enjoyed North’s win over the Tigers, but with close family ties to Richmond, he was more than able to empathise with the LSPRF (The Long Suffering Punt Rd Faithful – to borrow from The Wrap).
Matt Watson uses a past experience and knowledge about Tigers and Kangaroos (the animals) to explain what may happen between the two clubs with said animals as mascots.
Matt Watson had a fundamental disagreement with the strategy employed by North Melbourne at selection last week, so he too had a less than full-strength commitment to supporting North against Richmond. Friday night’s result was hardly a surprise, but the self-imposed additional pressure it now places on the club heading into an Elimination final showdown with the same opponent nine days later is unwelcome and distracting, argues Matt.
Carlton Football Club has a new coach. Matt Watson wonders about Brendon Bolton’s platforms, honesty, game plan, his blank canvas, his preconceived ideas and his open mind (among other things).
Michael Clarke has gone. Matt Watson reviews Clarke’s career and his time in the public gaze.