Round 11 – Essendon v Richmond: A dream for Tigers

Dreamtime at the G stirs mixed emotions for Rod Oaten at the best of times. And for Bomber fans, this night was definitely not the best of times.

Round 7 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Disappointing Dons and around the grounds

‘This must surely be one of the worst games of football from the Essendon Football Club that I have ever seen.’ Rod Oaten was not impressed with his Dons on Saturday.

VFL Grand Final – Port Melbourne v Richmond: The Borough win the VFL Grand Final

Port Melbourne once again proved how successful stand alone clubs can be with a spectacular 4 point victory over Richmond in the VFL Grand Final.

VFL Prelim Final: Williamstown v Port Melbourne

Rod Oaten was treated to grass roots footy at its best – North Port Oval on a cracking Melbourne Sunday.

Round 16 – Collingwood v Essendon: Is Essendon the new Richmond?

Essendon got a comfortable win over arch rivals Collingwood last weekend and Rod Oaten was a happy man. Can the Bombers win tonight?

A Not So Good Terrible Weekend

Rod Oaten’s teams let him down last weekend. He’ll be back.

AFLW Round 2 – Collingwood v Melbourne: Born again Dees

Rod and his Demon loving daughter head to Princes Park and witness a game turn around. It’s another good night at the footy. Melbourne come romping home.

Round 23 – Essendon v Carlton: We beat the old enemy

Is Essendon closer to success than Carlton? In a difficult season, Rod Oaten found “what a joy it was to watch those lads in the Essendon jumpers prove too skilful, too fast and too committed as a team for The Blues…”

Round 18 – Essendon v Brisbane: Reflection and inaccuracy; Brunswick St and Docklands

Rod Oaten enjoys history and company at Brunswick St Oval, before choosing to listen via ABC radio to his Essendon; in a winnable game against the AFL’s Lions.

Round 6 – Carlton v Essendon: At the G

On Sunday Rob Oaten witnessed the worst two and a half quarters of football he had ever seen, then had to front the Carlton Four.

Round 4 – Essendon v Geelong: Essendon Forwards

Where was Joey? You need forwards to kick goals says Bomber tragic Rod.

Woollen Jumpers: Simpler Times

Rod Oaten found a 60 year old picture of his younger self and brother pretending to be John Coleman in their Dromana backyard. Everything was hand stitched (including the footy). And if you tell the kids of today………………..

AFL Round 11 – Essendon v Richmond: Dreamtime at the G

The Bombers cruise to one of their easier Dreamtime victories as the Tigers stare down the barrel of being … gulp … worse than Melbourne circa 2013? Rod Oaten reports.

A (temporarily) disgruntled Don returns to the Sash

Rod Oaten hears the ancestral call and returns to his beloved Dons. (One for the modern marketers to read – and the true believers as well. Ed.)

AFL Round 16 – Western Bulldogs v Essendon: Bulldogs hang in (again) but Dons do enough

Much like their history as a club, the Bulldogs hung in there but it wasn’t quite enough for success, writes Rod Oaten.

VFL – Collingwood v Essendon: Return to Vic Park

Rod Oaten heads off to Victoria Park. What was once an act of bravery is now more like a timeless picnic.

AFL Round 7 – Geelong v Essendon: An honourable loss

If ever there was an honourable loss, this was it, writes Bombers fan Rod Oaten.

EPL: Barnsley by the skin of their teeth

It’s been a nerve wracking, nail biting month for Barnsley supporters as they battle to stay in the Championship division of UK football.

AFL Round 5 – Essendon v Collingwood: Keeping a lid on it

Bombers fan Rod Oaten is keeping a cast iron lid on things but their start to the season has him smiling.

AFL Round 3 – Fremantle v Essendon: The price you pay following the Dons

Rod Oaten had to leave the room during the final quarter.