The People’s Elbow — The 2014 Post-mortem: Screwing a Wrinkle in the Hide

The People’s Elbow is joined by Tony Moclair to conduct a post-mortem on Carlton’s season and give a diagnosis for 2015. Includes an unearthed gem that demonstrates Carlton was 20 years ahead of Port Adelaide.

My rejected submission to the Herald Sun on “14 ways to know you’re a true Carlton supporter”

The People’s Elbow presents his rejected submission to the Herald Sun on “14 ways to know you’re a true Carlton supporter”.

The People’s Elbow: Shake It Off — Mick Malthouse Doesn’t Care What You Think

The People’s Elbow thinks “Grumpy Old Mick” is a tired trope and a lazy stereotype. Just like Taylor Swift’s transformation to pop star, Mick doesn’t need to change a thing if he’s to transform Carlton’s list.

The last woollen football jumper

The thought of his last football jumper hurts like a purple bruise.

Some Unsolicited Advice to the Essendon Football Club: Shut Up!

The People’s Elbow offers some strong advice (and STRONG LANGUAGE) to the Essendon Football Club and its PR advisers. Why are you so outraged by allegedly inappropriate “process” when you negligently put young men’s health at risk?

AFL Round 15 – Collingwood v Carlton: I Turned Up – Fear? No, Just Loathing on a Sunday Night at the MCG

The People’s Elbow was part of the ‘crowd’ at the MCG on Sunday night. He is searching for explanations of why he turned up. [INCLUDES STRONG LANGUAGE]

Herald Sun journalist Jon Ralph is a given, but which are the other ripper blokes you would want to have a beer with: A work of unashamed worship

When it comes to men of letters, Litza knows he is but a minnow when compared to Jon Ralph. But that does not mean he cannot also come up with a list of ripper blokes he’d love to have a beer with.

Statement from The People’s Elbow on the re-signing of Bryce Gibbs.

A statement from The People’s Elbow.

AFL Round 14 — GWS v Carlton: The People’s Elbow… I’m just dialing this one in

GWS have defeated Carlton. Words have defeated Litza. But the People’s Elbow still comes up with some acronyms to express his disgust.

Carlton’s 150th Celebration: “Ease his pain… ease his pain” — The People’s Elbow on the redemptive power of the Blues’ Field of Dreams

Craig Little catalogues Carlton Football Club’s celebration of its 150th anniversary. The pissoir “Field of Streams” Best XVIII is a unique concept.

Has anyone heard from Stephen Dank?

This is an extract from Litza’s foreword in The Footy Almanac 2013. [Great to have The People's Elbow flying in this year's Almanac - ed]

AFL Round 12 — Geelong v Carlton: The People’s Elbow Puzzle Page

The People’s Elbow: fast becoming a master at recording Carlton disappointments. Here is a genre you will never have seen before. [Promise - Ed]

The Pre-Season Elbow: A Look at Carlton’s List for 2014 (Part I)

Litza has something of a rule – he’ll only emotionally invest in five players on Carlton’s list. Sometimes, it’s about the courage. Sometimes, it’s about the hair. And sometimes, he just has to let them go.

AFL Round 11 – Brisbane v Carlton: The People’s Elbow — Time to Pull the Plug

Litza finally consigns Carlton’s 2014 season to the dustbin of history. He is now free to concentrate on the bright side of rejuvenating the team; the club and ……..(hoping that your neighbour gets shafted).

AFL Round 10 — Carlton v Adelaide: Press Yellow for the Elbow

A cultural masterpiece from Litza as the People’s Elbowcast goes viral, digital and feral. Join the Almanac’s own Graham Norton on the couch with Brynne, Bruce, Olivia, Tony and Dani at Etihad on Sunday.

My Brother was a Bulldog

An unusually sensitive and touching family memoir from Litza, detailing how his brother Damien converted from the footy ‘dark side’ of the Western Oval to become a Princes Park loyalist.

AFL Round 8 – St Kilda v Carlton (The People’s Elbow): The Preposterousness of Monday Night Football and the Immorality of Starting Troy Menzel as the Sub

Litza with an honest appraisal of the place of Monday night football and some clear and balanced thinking on the Carlton Football Club and the moral fibre of its helmsman. [Strong piece. Strong footnotes. Can't ask for more than that - Ed]

AFL Round 7: Carlton v Collingwood — The People’s Elbow: Binge-watching the complete five seasons of ‘Carlton: The Pagan Years’

  “A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience.” – William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, Act II, sc. 1   LAST SATURDAY NIGHT WAS a perfect example of why I love being a fan. For an admittedly brief ten minutes, I lost myself completely, lived a full-hearted, out-of-body experience, and absolutely [Read more]

Any Questions for Harry? | The Fitzroy Football Club introduces ‘Half-Backbenchers’

What is tougher: Football, or a life in politics? The Reds Foundation will attempt to answer that question this Saturday, as the People’s Elbow grills two of Fitzroy’s local parliamentarians in Federal Greens MP Adam Bandt and state Labor MP Richard Wynne, alongside a former footballer turned politician Justin Madden, and Victorian Minister for Higher [Read more]

AFL Round 6 — Carlton v West Coast: The People’s (Reverse) Elbow — Jesus H Menzel, Dylan, the Daisy smother and ten minutes of sheer happiness.

The People’s Elbow has been scuffing the season waiting for it to go reverse. And it has. And with the reverse comes language as floral as toilet freshener. [Smells like Lilies of the (Laguna) Field - Ed].