AFL Round 15: Magpies add to the Tower of Wins

By Carolyn Straford It’s Friday night, I’m in Ivanhoe, in front of a large old-fashioned television. It isn’t a plasma nor an LCD screen but it’s big and it will do. The heater is on and The Beverley Hillbillies are the curtain-raiser. Odd, yes I know, but what is to follow may be even stranger, [Read more]

General Footy Writing: That sense of hopeless vulnerability returns for a Collingwood icon

By James Gilchrist My Mum started following Collingwood in 1953. At age twelve she used to go to VFL games by herself to watch the Richards brothers and Ray Gabelich. Gabbo was her idol. She would travel by tram each week and stand on top of empty beer cans in the outer to try to [Read more]

AFL Round 15: Pie fans with long memories breathe easier after fighting win

By Mick Ramsdale It was meant to be a dark and stormy night. It didn’t happen, and the lid was on anyway. For the second time in five days a Blockbuster at the Dome. History has taught some of us to dread playing certain teams, especially in big games. The Doggies are not one of [Read more]

AFL Round 15: Dogs just miss

Western Bulldogs vs. Collingwood The blockbuster games just keep on coming. St Kilda and Geelong, Collingwood and Essendon, Western Bulldogs and Hawthorn, now to Round 15 and we see the Western Bulldogs, white hot after obliterating Hawthorn by 88 points last week, taking on a Collingwood outfit that has won six games in a row. [Read more]

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]