Round 9 – St Kilda v Essendon: Welcoming visitors with a magnificent win

Guaranteeing an enjoyable weekend of footy for her American mates was foremost on Yvette Wroby’s to-do list. A Saints victory made it that much sweeter.

AFL Round 15: Too much for a girl to deal with

Danielle Eid Well what a crappy week it’s been, well for me anyway. To top it all off Mick has omitted my favourite player, Nathan Brown from the side. I don’t see what it was that Nathan has done wrong. Sure Ben Johnson deserves a shot after recovering from injury, but why take out Nathan [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Big Saints game from the sands of the Gold Coast

by Anne Fedorowytch   Last Sunday I found myself in a rather unusual position. I was searching for a TV that was showing the St. Kilda v Geelong game amongst the high-rises and the sandy shores of the Gold Coast.   You won’t usually find me searching for televisions on the popular sunshine strip; in [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Worth the WACA trip to see the Yellows

By Barbara Smith Freo was always going to be a danger game for Carlton. Freo gave the Cats a big fright two matches ago, and are scary at home. Plus, after the last few see-sawing weeks, you never know which Carlton team is going to turn up: the hungry one or the one that seems disinterested. [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Richmond v Adelaide – Same Tigers, different ground

As soon as the 2009 footy fixture was announced one game stood out. Richmond v Adelaide, eight point game, finals contenders,  Gold Coast and in the middle of school holidays, the offer sounded too good to be true. Even dad was willing to sacrifice a Hawthorn game for the holiday. Unfortunately that wasn’t how the season panned out. While one team [Read more]

AFL Round 14: A cunning plan spoiled

by Jason Feldman Round 14 was the week of the AFL blockbuster! The clash of the undefeated titans on Sunday, traditional rivals Essendon and Collingwood at the ‘G and the Dogs and Hawks at the Docklands headlined at massive weekend. You could not blame me for being a little underwhelmed at being rostered by Champion [Read more]

Round 14: It’s my lucky night

by Cade Lucas I’m not normally one for indulging in superstitions or omens, but I must admit to feeling rather more optimistic about Collingwood’s chances in Friday night’s blockbuster against Essendon, after receiving a strike of good fortune. Waiting on my lonesome in the que outside Gate 1 of the Ponsford, a voice from behind [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Observing the Saints fan

by John Harms Sunday afternoon. Etihad Stadium is packed. The stream of people around the concourse is magnificent. We Y-fronts wearing Cats fans all friendly and decent, sending get well cards to the infirmed and downtrodden, and weeding the pansies. Baking because we’ve got visitors coming; carefully putting only the recycling stuff in the recycling [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Overheard on a bus

by Ross Green Of all the pre-match analyses leading up to the Geelong-St Kilda game, it’s a pity the conversation my wife and I witnessed on the 246 bus at 11pm on Friday night was not heard by more footy lovers. Two boys, a pint-sized 10-year-old and a wiry, devilish looking 12-year-old hopped on the [Read more]

AFL Round 14: The big game from The Liars in Broadbeach

By John Dunne THE 6.10 airbus out of Tullamarine bound for the Gold Coast on Saturday morning housed a healthy contingent of the Richmond faithful. Donning beanies and scarves, the Tigers supporters were more than happy to combine the Surfers winter sunshine with an honorable loss to Adelaide later that night at Carrara. There was [Read more]

Round 14: Gigs’ Stats

by Andrew Gigacz   In arguably the most anticipated moment in sport since Steve Harmison bowled the first ball of the 2006/07 Ashes series to Andrew Flintoff at second slip, the Saints and Cats made a slightly better fist of it than Steve. A game of relentless pressure produced highlights galore, culminating in Michael Gardiner’s [Read more]

AFL Round 14: St Kilda v Geelong – the game of choice in Dublin

By Peter Lenaghan The first game of the new AFL season was played while Emily and I waited at Tullamarine for our flight to London. Ben Cousins was the talk of the town and the Tigers were, once again, considered a genuine finals prospect. By the time we landed in the UK, the recovering drug [Read more]

Round 14: Jimmy and us

by Steve Healy It had been a big week for the Melbourne football club to say the least, with the shock announcement from Jim Stynes that he was suffering from cancer, and would temporarily stand down as president. This came as shocking news for me, and all other Melbourne supporters, along with Jim’s family and friends. [Read more]

Round 14: Saints win the one we’ve been waiting for

By Josh Barnstable Wow. It’s here. It’s finally here. The moment we’ve all been waiting for since about Round 5. St Kilda, unbeaten after 13 games, takes on Geelong, also unbeaten. Saying there was a big build-up to this match is an understatement, and there were even plans to relocate this match from Etihad Stadium [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Please keep those Hawks to nought

By Damian Watson For me, it has been a somewhat relaxing first week of the school holidays mainly consisting of junior football, attending movies, watching hours of sport on that heavenly channel One HD and of course writing for the Almanac. However a busy weekend has seen me attend exquisite American parties as they celebrate [Read more]

Round 14: John Mosig’s Footy Wrap

THE PRE WRAP – ROUND XIV THE LADDER ST KILDA                 14        0          170.44             56 GEELONG 13        1          145.04             52 FOOTSCRAY          10        4          130.37             40 CARRINGBUSH     9          5          118.39             36 ADELAIDE 9          5          102.90             36 BRISBANE 8          6          105.10             32 CARTOON               7          7          107.85             26 THE BOMBERS      7          7          101.36             24 ——————————————————————- THE POWER                        [Read more]

Round 14: Floreat Pica Society – Bombers come unstuck

By Timothy O’Leary     Before leaving for the train station I was noticeably toey, and it’s times like this that my superstitions come out. Not that I believe them, and I  know they’re irrational, but that doesn’t stop them. The night before we’d scored a chest of drawers put on the nature strip in [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn: I should have watched Pulp Fiction

By Sasha Lennon I thought about watching a movie but decided to watch the game.  And now the only way I know how to put myself out of the misery of writing this report is to take a leaf out of Quentin Tarantino’s book and start at the end before cutting back to somewhere near [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Melbourne v West Coast: Stynes inspires Demon win

By Josh Barnstable This was always going to be a victory to the Melbourne Football Club after the announcement that their president and saviour, Jim Stynes, the one who pulled Melbourne out of a big dark hole, was suffering from cancer. After surgery to stop the spread of the disease, Stynes was hospital-bed ridden for [Read more]

AFL Round 14: Collingwood v Essendon: Tangents provide food for thought

By David Enticott It has been a long day. At 6.29pm I am running to catch the train at Boronia station, having briefly popped in to a family dinner (making the briefest of cameo appearances). I guzzle down the ribs and then race for the train to Richmond station. As I sit down I wonder [Read more]