What’s best served cold?

Warning: The following contains Collingwood stereotypes of the cheap low-hanging fruit variety and may offend/delight some readers. When flying to Europe on our honeymoon last year, the good wife decreed we organise a two day stopover in Dubai. The shimmering, glittering, juxtaposed jewel of the Middle East. The Vegas of Arabia. The route would require [Read more]

Haiku Bob: round 16 – fingers of sun

Saints get the first – Magpies and seagulls form huddles blustery day – Swan’s first half dozen to collect his thoughts noon chill – players dropping marks I blow into my hands winter echoes – Heater’s mark again on the big screen stop start wind – forwards turn defenders turn forwards long winter – Leigh [Read more]

Still in the hunt

Richmond versus North Melbourne 2.10pm, Sunday, July 18 MCG The Eureka Game Despite the fact the Tigers are aiming for five wins in a row for the first time since KB was running around, and we were put to sleep by the Swanzzzzz last week, and Petrie and Thomas re-join Anthony and Ziebell on the [Read more]

Gigs’ Stats: An in-depth look at the KKK (Knights, Kangaroos, Kennett)

STATS ENTERTAINMENT – ROUND 16 by Andrew Gigacz ROUGH AND REGULAR We begin this week’s report with an apology from me for the irregular appearance of Gigs’ Stats in recent times. Rest assured that I have altered my diet to include a far higher daily quantity of statistical roughage, which should result in a far [Read more]

A victory worth celebrating

by Tom Being turfed out of a Fitzroy pub early Sunday morning  for ‘excessive celebrations’ over a pool game win did not bode well for the long awaited matchup between Sydney and The Enemy that afternoon.  How would Etihad’s ground staff respond to my antics when the Swans won?  Would I be tarred and feathered [Read more]

The Weight of Great Expectations

Like all the big Melbourne clubs, Essendon and Carlton maintain a fierce and abiding rivalry. As is often the case with great rivalries, there is much that is shared, as well as much that divides. With sixteen flags apiece they share a spot at the top of the premiership tally. Of the six Grand Finals [Read more]

Weather Poor, Roos Great

By Steve Healy Admittedly, this was an average game of footy. I was hoping for a good, close game, something akin to the last time these two teams played, which was also Round 16 last year. But it was much of a one-sided affair from quarter time onwards. It wasn’t the fierce, contested game that [Read more]

A Collingwood High Road?

By Suzy Lewis Collingwood versus St Kilda – Saturday 17 July 2010 “…In retrospect we sort of seemed to have it for most of the second half, but you never know, do you, what can happen.  It’s just been part of my football upbringing,  I don’t expect anything until it’s there and in reality and [Read more]

Roos 8-8, Barnstable 5-0

It was grey, it was cold, it was 8:30 in the morning, and I was standing around behind the Waaia goalposts waiting for the bus to arrive. We were going to the footy. Finally, it did arrive, and we all piled on. I was nervous, not because I didn’t fancy North’s chances, but the plans [Read more]

Pies and Zhivagos Dominate a Full Cultural Menu

Weekends which encompass time at the MCG combined with time at the Corner Hotel, are weekends well-spent, even if they are not very productive. Productivity is further compromised if the weekends are bookended by liberal doses of red wine. Juicer and Nicole arrived from Warragul Friday evening.  As St Kilda supporters, they are really not [Read more]

THE WRAP – ROUND XVI

WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Chardonnays popped their cork and sent The Sleepy Hollow Millionaires home from the City of Churches with a hangover.  The Boilovers continued on the Saturday.  The Mighty Maggies monstered The Decidedly Feeling Faints and The Gliders were shot down in flames over [Read more]

Changes at the Crows vs Cats

Changes – sometimes good, sometimes bad, always inevitable.

Crio’s Q: Trigger Moments

Although Historians insist that matters are always more complicated, it is easier for us to declare a certain instance as the trigger for calamitous events – the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand as starting WW1 is a famous example. So, too, in sport. Warwick “The Wizz” Capper’s late goal at Princes Park put the full stop [Read more]

Saints Loss leads to heavenly love

“Girls, you do know that you can have your heart broken without being in love don’t you?”- asked my History teacher yesterday during period five. “Yep, Defiantly” I respond, nodding my head and thinking back to the Pies Vs Lions Grand final losses. In the past few years we and have not been able to [Read more]

Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games- Rd. 16

Round 16 Essendon versus West Coast Eagles Saturday, July 17th.,  Etihad Stadium (N) Tommy’s made a batch of cumquat marmalade, 14 recycled bottles’ worth, courtesy of the bounty from a tree on the lower terrace.  (He’s a clever little vegemite.)  It’s a lot easier to do a post mortem of the football when he eats [Read more]

Insipid Dons Leave Fans Riled

It’s been a puzzling few weeks for us Don supporters. Just a short time ago , well six weeks actually, we had strung a few wins on the run against some pretty good opposition sides and looked like  we might even be pushing to stay in the top eight, then the wheels fell off. Listening [Read more]

Crows Charge Continues

While watching the Thursday night Footy Show, I told myself that I would decide on whether to go to school or not in the morning, depending on how I felt when I woke up. So when I wake up at 7:00 in the morning in a toasty bed with frost covering your windows, your first [Read more]

THE PRE WRAP – ROUND XVI

FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What a week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  What goes around, comes around.  In a scene that would be familiar from his playing days at Tigerland when La Geisha was coaching, the Playing Group fronted the Essendon Coach with a few items that they felt was tearing at the fabric [Read more]