Round 17: Richmond v Brisbane: Big weekend

Paddy Grindlay delivers a stream of consciousness approach to the Richmond win over Brisbane. An entertaining read.

Round 10 – Richmond v Essendon: Inevitability and non-inevitability

Paddy Grindlay, with Hugo Weaving’s Mr Anderson in his ear, offers this colourful view from the Richmond train.

Round 7 – Western Bulldogs v Richmond: That Bontempelli kid can play

Paddy Grindlay caught the Richmond v Western Bulldogs match with his Dad and Tails. It makes for a fascinating footy discussion about the game.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: The Conversion of S.Jordan

P. Grindlay and co survive a ticketing blunder to give one of their mates his first look at footy in “this magnificent city”.

Round 3 – Richmond v West Coast: A very un-Richmond afternoon

Richmond’s uncharacteristic tough and scrappy victory sees Paddy Grindlay pleasantly surprised. More of the same, Tigers.

Round 2 – Hawthorn v Adelaide: And footy won the day

Paddy relates the joy of being an Auskicker and relives the dream of the big stage but this time as an umpire officiating an Auskick game during the half-time interval at the MCG.

India v Australia – Ranchi Test, Day 1: Maxwell! Glenn Maxwell!

A fascinating first day’s cricket at Ranchi reviewed by Paddy Grindlay as the skipper and an unusually compact ‘Big Show’ save the innings

Starc for Cummins: like for like?

Paddy hope Pat Cummins is the business. The implications of the tour of India and the Ashes are mouth watering.

India v Australia – Pune Test, Day 2: Handbrake turns in Pune

Paddy Grindlay is eating humble pie as he reports on Day 2 of a captivating Test Match from Pune which sees the Australians in a mighty strong position.

AFLW Round 1 – Carlton v Collingwood: A league of their own

Paddy Grindlay has the honour of writing the first AFL Women’s match report and he nails it.

Girls (and Boys) of Summer

Paddy Grindlay previews this year’s summer of football, with AFL Women’s taking centre stage. [Yes, summer of footy – Ed]

Tigers in the northerly

Paddy Grindlay is bullish about his Tigers in the future, despite their horrific 2016 output.

Australia v Pakistan – Gabba, Day 1: Smith superb, Pakistan, er, not

Confessed cricket purist Paddy Grindlay isn’t too keen on day/night cricket, but Steve Smith’s batting is another story.

Almanac Cricket: Dominance at Diggers

Paddy Grindlay had a very good day of cricket as his teammates teed off in F Grade.

Almanac People: Mitch Hannan

Paddy Grindlay remembers the day Melbourne Football Club’s new recruit, Mitch Hannan, ripped in a few quick overs for Woodend’s thirds.

2016 AFL Draft Preview

Paddy Grindlay has put forward his round 1 top 20 picks for the AFL Draft. What are your selections and has Paddy nailed them?

Australia v South Africa – Perth Test Day 4: Where’s the moustache?

Paddy Grindlay is a frustrated young Australian cricket fan. He’s resorted to YouTube highlights of Mitch Johnson. [You should try Lillee and Thommo as well Paddy – Ed]

Diggers and Riddell battle out a Grand Final for the ages

Paddy Grindlay reports on the RDFL Grand Final, where Diggers Rest scarped past Riddell’s Creek in extra time.

Finals Preview: Here come the Giants

Young Paddy Grindlay considers what he’s seen this weekend and runs through the possibilities for the coming weeks. Lots of observations and questions, but have you got a prediction Paddy? Or should we be reading between the lines?

Finals Week 1 – West Coast v Western Bulldogs: Preview – Bontempelli and the Bulldogs

Paddy Grindlay reckons there is something about these Dogs. Amid catastrophic injuries, 2016 has seen a “Bontempelli-lead renaissance (had to be said).” [How old is the Bont, Paddy?]