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…”
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.
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.
Where was Joey? You need forwards to kick goals says Bomber tragic Rod.
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………………..
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.
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.)
Much like their history as a club, the Bulldogs hung in there but it wasn’t quite enough for success, writes Rod Oaten.
Rod Oaten heads off to Victoria Park. What was once an act of bravery is now more like a timeless picnic.
If ever there was an honourable loss, this was it, writes Bombers fan Rod Oaten.
It’s been a nerve wracking, nail biting month for Barnsley supporters as they battle to stay in the Championship division of UK football.
Bombers fan Rod Oaten is keeping a cast iron lid on things but their start to the season has him smiling.
Rod Oaten had to leave the room during the final quarter.
Bristol City 5 Barnsley 3. Just when I had the Reds pencilled for another win and a bit of breathing space from the relegation zone, they lose.
Barnsley has turned its season around, much to the joy and relief of Rod Oaten.
Rod Oaten believes the crisis at Essendon opens opportunities for those with unfulfilled dreams.
Rod Oaten explains why he is concerned for Barnsley FC.
The Carlton Four caught up with me the other morning on our regular walk/plod around Princes Park and invited me to their Annual Grand Final Bar B Q Breakfast. Now this is not your ordinary run of the mill breakfast in the park. A table was selected by Michael in the dark at quarter [Read more]