Well, it took a prod and a push, but it had to come eventually folks. Sasha Lennon gives the unexpurgated Hawthorn view of the Grand Final. [He tries hard to be generous, but it's very difficult for them - Ed]
Sasha Lennon spoke to Brownlow medallist Ross Glendinning and found a very humble champion.
This article reports on a review of selected theory and practice in sports journalism to determine if the prominence of female journalists reporting the news of the AFL could be attributed to a feminist response to the traditional domination of male values in the sports media complex.
The argument that the 2008 premiership matters more than the matches the Hawks have lost to the Cats since then is beginning to wear a little thin, writes Hawks fan Sasha Lennon.
Sasha Lennon’s daughter, Molly, reminds him of her Grandad when they’re at the footy. They raised a glass to him, and the mighty Hawks, after their annual trip to Tassie.
Hawthorn’s well-drilled infantry, led by its indomitable general in Luke Hodge, reminded anyone interested in the fate of the 2013 season why Hawthorn should be rightful premiership contenders, writes Sasha Lennon.
The Western Desert Football League is arguably the most remote football league in Australia, possibly the world.
Almanac supporter Marcus Spiller recently discovered this gem of a photo dating back to 1965 at Princes Park, when as a young Italian-Australian growing up in North Carlton, he spent many a weekend playing footy and dreaming of bigger things.
Sasha Lennon wants to profile former players who have missed out on playing in a premiership side and he needs your help.
Two weeks ago today it was with great sadness and the happiest of memories that I said goodbye to my Dad for the last time. Born Edward Michael Lennon in Dublin in 1941, to all of us, he was known simply as Eddie or, as many liked to call him, Big Ed. This said more [Read more]
by Sasha Lennon At six foot five inches tall, Damian Bourke looks every bit as lean as the Geelong Football Club captain who retired from the game almost 20 years ago. Making coffee in his suburban Brisbane kitchen, he recalls with fondness his days at Geelong and later at the Brisbane Bears/Lions where he [Read more]
With the Hawks in winning form and the finals upon us, I’m feeling quietly confident, though a little confused. I’d written the Cats off just a week ago. I’ve been writing them off all year. All season, I’ve watched and waited for the once mighty to fall, their gallant but weary warriors unable to defy [Read more]
By Sasha Lennon My profession takes me to lots of places. Last week it took me to Western Australia’s Gascoyne region. The Gascoyne is a big place, twice the size of Tasmania but with only a fraction the population. And like everywhere else in WA, the Gascoyne is big on footy.
By Sasha Lennon This morning, I was saddened to hear of the passing of Allan Jeans. There are lots of ‘Yabby’ stories, one of the best being the time he made a rather arrogant Robert DiPierdomenico cry during a half-time address. The Hawks were down but not out and apparently a boisterous ‘Dipper’ was [Read more]
Carlton plays Collingwood next week and as a Hawthorn supporter I couldn’t be happier. Against a dispirited North Melbourne, Collingwood reminded us all on Sunday afternoon why the Magpies are the team most likely in 2011. Defeating the Kangaroos by 117 points made even Mick Malthouse look a little embarrassed after the match. And after [Read more]
By Sasha Lennon Saturday the 18th of June 2011 was a special day. It was a day for good guys and heroes. It was about players past and present, and what happened on the field was just a side-story. My eight year-old daughter Molly and I were in Hawthorn’s second home of Launceston, to watch [Read more]
As a Hawthorn supporter who owns and still listens to every Australian Crawl album, I love it every time Cyril Rioli kicks a goal and the Hawks supporters break into song with “Oh Cyril, I would do anything just to be like him”. It’s a tongue-in-cheek take on the classic song Errol from 1981’s Sirocco, [Read more]
By Sasha Lennon Saturday night provided us with one of those ‘momentous occasions’ in footy. The Gold Coast Suns played their first real ‘home’ game at the redeveloped Carrara. Amidst the fanfare marked by the ‘shock and awe’ style fireworks which burst above the crowd prior to the opening bounce, the punters were giving the [Read more]
By Sasha Lennon How good is Jonathan Brown? Of course, that’s a rhetorical question. We all know he’s very, very good. Brown, for his presence on the field alone, if not for his ability to read the play and present himself as a target just like Wayne Carey or Dermott Brereton did before him is [Read more]
by Sasha Lennon Now that Geelong is the undisputed competition leader after accounting for flash-in-the pan Collingwood last Friday night, Cats fans can stop badgering the rest of us about the emerging brilliance of Travis Varcoe and refocus their attention on the cup that beckons. With the departure of ‘Bomber’ Thompson and Gary Ablett [Read more]