Floreat Pica Report: Round 22- Collingwood v Hawthorn

‘Patience’ is the word Patience to get to the business end Patience to watch two pretty ordinary weeks of Pies performance Patience to watch your team get caught time after time Patience with a lack of intensity Patience of a coach to give a dud an even break Patience to see if ANYONE CAN KICK [Read more]

The good oil on the Tigers

by John Green Sometimes tourists return from third world destinations and marvel that the locals “look so happy!” It’s like observing Richmond fans. One wag recently labelled the Tigers as the “happiest bottom four team in history”. Supporters are convinced that the glory days are about to return on the strength of an exciting young [Read more]

The View from Shepparton – Round 22

by Peter Schumacher Don’t like the notion that some teams might have been playing dead in this round, notably St Kilda and Geelong. If that proves to be true, (and outside observers like myself would never know) then I hope that they both go out in straight sets. Meanwhile in the real or unreal world, [Read more]

THE WRAP – ROUND XXII

WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The round started with The Stevedores sending The Miseries Down Below over where the Leeuwin Current warmly brushes the south-western corner of the Fatal Shore.  Saturday saw the outbreak of a deeper and more worrying malaise – The Dreaded Collywobbles as The Mayblooms [Read more]

Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games: The Finale, Rd 22

Round 22 Western Bulldogs versus Essendon Saturday, August 28th., Etihad Stadium We’re out of coffee beans.  I’ve scrounged and found a bottle of gold-label instant, carefully avoiding a confrontation with the ‘best-by’ date.  And because I have gifted the remaining few jars of cumquat jam to the deserving poor, we’re into Cottees’ marmalade.  As a [Read more]

Veterans go out on a high

“Corey Jones can he win it, or at least make it a tie. JONES! JONES’ GOAL!!” That was the proudest, most exciting moment in the AFL career of Corey Jones, a stalwart of the North Melbourne footy club. A great goalkicker for the club, he ran out onto the MCG for just his second game [Read more]

Not happy Mick!!!

Danni Eid apologizes to her fans for not providing a match report for the Hawks vs. Pies game. While she took notes and was intending on writing one up, her mood took a swing for the worse and her feelings of disgust towards Malthouse’s selection heightened which caused this decision. She had taken to venting [Read more]

Dogs get the job done

This was it. This was my time to shine. After 17 long weeks of training in the radio world, I was finally thrust into the deep end. Sure, I had a lot of responsibility. But for the six hours I was required in the studio, I was mainly sitting back, doing nothing. Yet, with a [Read more]

A Finals prelude to Warm the Soul

Another week down, another Friday, another game of Footy. I remember back to Round 1, when the season opened on a Thursday night with Richmond and Carlton under lights at the MCG, now after such a short time, it’s the opening game of the last round of the home and away season between two finals [Read more]

Fremantle maintain home ground advantage

With the finals die already significantly cast, this was the Round 22 encounter of most consequence to the combatants: home or away in Perth will always be vital to finals prospects. Eleven inclusions to the Dockers side indicated the extent to which they’d staked their hopes on this game. Carlton had an army of fans [Read more]

THE PRE WRAP – ROUND XXII

FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What a week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  As the drama out t the John Pascoe Faulkner Reserve descends to farce, the basket weaving classes continue under The Caretaker, who assures all that Ian & David are right behind him.  (He’d do better with Matthew, Mark, Luke & John  – [Read more]