Visigoths ransack Tigerland

IF THE footy gods do pen the story of every season, they have started this one brilliantly. You can have your “Best of times, worst of times”. Dickens reads like a Funniest Home Videos auto-cue by comparison. Richmond’s performance last Thursday night has provided the perfect opening. We have started with a complication, a question, yet again [Read more]

Lakeside premiership aint what it used to be by Stephen Healy (Grade 9)

St. Kilda V Sydney Reflect back on the last two times these teams have played at Docklands. Round Seven, 2007, and Round One, 2008. St.Kilda have taken the chocolates both times, but somewhat more importantly, they have been unattractive, messy games that frustrate the crowd. Both teams seem to cancel each other out and the [Read more]

Lyons’ monotone beats Swans monotony by Andrew Gigacz

One thing I’ve noticed about St Kilda’s playing style since Ross Lyon took over as coach is that it sort of reflects his vocal characteristics: a lack of flare. When Lyon speaks his voice lacks cadence. This is not to say what he is saying is not intelligent and insightful. Indeed, since he took on [Read more]

Collingwood v Adelaide

by Steve Healy It’s Saturday Afternoon and I’m in my bedroom, sitting on the chair at my desk, my own personal stronghold of football. Posters hang upon the walls and there are many discarded pieces of paper around the place with statistics that I have thought of and compared. The radio sits on the left [Read more]

Beer and footy make for a pleasant Sunday afternoon

by Andrew Gigacz     Round 1 for the Doggies means a trip to Subiaco to play the Dockers. It also means I need to find a place to watch the game because it’s not on free-to-air. My moral compass (that, and my scabbiness) dictates that pay-TV is evil and shall never enter our household. [Read more]

Richmond v Carlton by Steve Healy (Grade 9)

Richmond V Carlton Every year, on this day it hits you. The season has started. I hopped off the bus in Ashburton and thought about the footy season. Another six months of happiness, frustration and pure joy awaited me. I rushed home with a spring in my step. I saw a Richmond supporter on the [Read more]

Hawthorn v Geelong by Steve Healy (Grade 9)

  Hawthorn V Geelong This is it. I’m home from school on a Friday afternoon. I plan to leave home as early as possible, off to the footy. Hawthorn V Geelong. Another big crowd expected at the MCG, and an even better game of footy expected. I Say bye to family members, and head off [Read more]

Surely the Cats were the winners – Dips O’Donnell

  Some days are just strange. They make absolutely no sense from start to finish and leave you scratching your head and wondering if the whole world has spent the past twelve or so hours in a massive conspiracy to take the piss out of you, and only you.   On Friday I spent a [Read more]

Patchy Pies Pipped by Persistent Players from Pissant-Town

by Steve Fahey       Footy’s in the air Every sight and every sound Footy’s in the air Every recalled centre bounce   And I don’t know if I’ve been dreaming (but it is probable) Don’t know if I’m being wise But you’re something that I must believe in Every time that I scream [Read more]

Richmond v Carlton

by Chris Riordan How low can you go?Stocks were used in Medieval times for public humiliation and acknowledgement of social crime. In 2009, we still seem to have this urge to see suffering before redemption (although Ricky Nixon appears to have escaped from his “tram collision” – maybe he’s a good manager after all). Ben [Read more]

Hawthorn v Geelong

by Craig Down “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result” Albert Einstein I didn’t, for obvious reasons, enjoy the 2008 Grand Final as much as I’d hoped I would. I’d floated through the season, watching the Cats’ 21 victories in full (and having left at three quarter time [Read more]