Noel McPhee needs to tell us about this film “Lion;” a memorable film in many different and compelling ways. [Spoiler alert. Some storyline is divulged in this report – Ed].
Noel McPhee doesn’t barrack for Geelong but living in the region gives him licence to switch temporarily, especially in a Final against Hawthorn.
Walking in to the MCG for Richmond’s game against Brisbane, Noel reflects on how things have changed
Not quite ‘The Innocents Abroad’ but Noel McPhee’s observations from the St Kilda v Richmond match would do old mate Samuel Clemens proud.
Richmond lost after leading at half time. Still, at least they finished the season above Collingwood, writes Noel McPhee.
Geelong – the football team and the city – continue to grow, says Noel McPhee.
HAWTHORN v COLLINGWOOD Rd 16 1968 3rd August My parents are whispering. I can only hear muffled parts of the conversation. We are at a cubs footy carnival. We’ve played two games and I am so proud of my 1.1.7 in the first game. The behind is as good as the goal to me. I [Read more]
There’s various levels of hope for each footy fan and dependent on the stage of the season, isn’t there?
There weren’t too many present at the first One Day International of the Summer. Noel McPhee was there – his first one-day game in 20 years.
Some people at my work came up with a clever nickname for me recently ‘Grassy’. As in grassy knoll (Noel). There have been some good ones over the years. Loved Afghanistan (the forgotten war) for Mark Waugh and Audi when he made 4 duckss in a row. What are some other good ones you have [Read more]
There was a lot of hype this year of it being the closest top eight for many seasons; up to six or even seven of the top eight could win the whole thing. No one had ever had to win 13 games to get eighth before. Geelong fans were talking up the possibility of winning [Read more]
We did a seachange. (That’s poor English). We seachanged. (That’s worse). We were one of the original seachangers. (Don’t really like that either). Here I am trying to improve my writing skills; trying to engage the readership as the website encourages me to and I come up with that tripe. Anyway, you get the idea. [Read more]
360 hours. In anyone’s language that it a fair chunk of your life. Straight out it is 15 days. In working time (8 hour days) its 45 days. Measured at one hour per week it takes well over six years. And this is the point that I am trying to make – it can be [Read more]
Now that the coaching dust has settled and all clubs have made their choices for 2012 I thought it would be an opportune time to see whether history tells us anything about the wisdom of going for a brand new coach (Adelaide, Collingwood, Melbourne, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs) or someone who has been ‘in the [Read more]
by Noel McPhee I remember as a child having a toy with a long skinny ‘cord’ with frets which fitted into the cogs on the wheel of a car. The excitement of ripping this cord out as fast as you could and then letting the car speed down the hallway or crash or bounce [Read more]