Round 7 Preview – Victoria, a state of disarray!

Sal with his take on the week in footy and his preview of the nine games in Round 7. He finds the value? And in the A-League final he thinks it will be a very tight and hence his cash is heading in the direction of the longer price of Sydney FC.

Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games- Rd 7

ROUND SEVEN Essendon versus Port Adelaide Etihad Stadium, Saturday, May 8th. Labrini stretches voluptuously, Greek-style, which includes a playful slap on my stomach and some tugging of the thatch on my chest.  She’s combative, I have to admit, but in a loving kind of way. “Peter, that was wonderful.” “Good.  It was wonderful for me, [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Powder-puff guernseys spell trouble for Kangas

by Josh Barnstable If there’s any team I want North Melbourne to beat in any year, it’s Collingwood. Not since that wonderful year of 2008 have we beaten the Pies, while not that long ago, any losing streak against Collingwood is too long. With the Roos coming off wins against Hawthorn and Melbourne, I am [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – Melbourne v Footscray: Demons find hope between the raindrops

By Steve Healy It was a freezing night, the rain tumbled down for almost the entire match. The Demons were finally playing on Friday, against the Bulldogs who have under-performed for the start of the 2010 season. I had confidently tipped the Demons, due to our incredible form (especially at the MCG) and the fact [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – St Kilda v Carlton: From Twitter to Twigley

by Tony Reed Twitter Report – St Kilda v Carlton Mon 10/5/10 6.36 pm – just made train from work at Glenferrie 6.55 pm – arrived Gate 9 at Etihad.  Where’s Barb and Charles? 7.00 pm – Charles arrives with tickets.  Apparently am concession ticket holder tonight 7.10 pm – Omens good.  2 pies and [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: The pain of being bullied

Collingwood versus North Melbourne 7.10pm, Saturday, May 8 Melbourne Cricket Ground  by Andrew Starkie Good teams bully North Melbourne.  Intimidate and beat up on us.  Chew us up; spit us out.  Against a team with similar or less ability, we usually get the job done.  Not so against the top teams.  We’ve suffered demoralizing defeats [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – St Kilda v Carlton: The streak is over

by David Downer In the many contests (er, agon?) of both sport and life, the victor of particular match-ups can be assured well before the event. Harlem Globetrotters v Washington Generals.  Federer v Hewitt.  Marciano v everyone.  Roadrunner v Wile E Coyote.   Angelina v Jennifer.  Scissors v Paper.  Paper v Rock.  Rock v Scissors.  And [Read more]

Two out of three ain’t bad

As the big bloke with the hankie once said, “two out three ain’t bad”. Three weeks ago, Carlton were staring at a 5 and 2 loss/win ration. Finals would have been the stuff of JRR Tolkien. However, after terrific victories over the last year’s grand finalists, the ledger is now 4/3 and September action looks [Read more]

Speed Kills 2: Blues Torch the Saints’ Citadel

Since Ross Lyon took over the Saints, I’ve started to wonder if he might be a fan of avant-garde music. I’m thinking specifically of those La Monte Young-inspired minimalist drones, where the climax is delayed, then delayed some more, and sometimes barely arrives at all. They’re exercises emphasising discipline and theory rather than a quick [Read more]

Voss Rolls the Dice …

Fremantle are storming through 2010, ending seasons every second week it seems. They came to the Gabba on Saturday night to break a 15 year hoodoo. They didn’t do it in style, but they did it. Inside 50 Freo were dreadful, but everywhere else they clobbered Brisbane. Michael Voss has drafted and traded for a [Read more]

haiku bob – round 7: flesh and shadows

moonlit night – a magpie strolls into the goal square space between stars – magpie defenders guarding it swirling breeze Didak through the flap of seagulls squeezed on the left checked on the right Harry Obama steers a course through the middle floodlit flesh and shadows climb over Jolly umps wave play on starlight Cloke [Read more]

The Wrap – Round 7: Fuschia Shock

by John Mosig What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  On Friday night The Doggies got out of jail, and sadly, just when The Dees were set to do it for Jimmy.  On Saturday The Leaveblowers’ Premiership Hangover continued as The Coasters notched their 2nd win for 2010.  The Anchormen saw off a desperate [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – St Kilda v Carlton: WAKEY WAKEY

by Cheyenne Autumn It had to happen sooner or later and now the alarm is ringing it’s head off. Let’s hope Ross and the selectors aren’t on valium or they might sleep through it. The Art of Footy changes quickly, and already we see that there is no place for small defensive forwards without pace [Read more]

Gigs Stats Round 7: Introducing the Moronic Mnemonic

Stats Entertainment Round 7 by Andrew Gigacz SORRY ABOUT THAT, CHIEF Apologies to all for the lack of any stats entertainment in rounds 5 and 6. Apart from assisting a certain Canberra-based Swan with his budget problems, I got caught up working on the script of my new film about a throat and chest surgeon’s [Read more]

View from Shepparton Round 7: The end of Saints Footy?

by Peter Schumacher At last, at last, it has been proved beyond doubt that a fast team with the commensurate skills will beat a slow team no matter how skilful, no matter the tactics. Forget the flooding, the short passes, the boredom. Carlton last night reminded me of Geelong, of the Lions in their prime. [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – West Coast v Hawthorn: Eagles win battle of the underperformers

by Josh Barnstable This is good. I’ve wondered for a while why games at Subiaco Oval weren’t broadcasted on free to air television. Finally, the AFL has scheduled this match at Subi to be on Channel 10. Typically, it’s not the most appealing match, with Essendon and Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium promising to be [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – Essendon v Port Adelaide: Bad day at Lorne as Dons mown down

by Rod Oaten Round seven, and The Dons are up against Port Adelaide at the Fish bowl behind Spencer Street Railway Station. A neighbour of ours referred to it as” Empty Head Stadium”, I liked it, so thanks for that Andrea, I shall with your permission, use that name from now on. Now at least [Read more]

Another Cakewalk!

Despite the headline I’m not thinking as far ahead as many in the media. The Mothers’ Day round saw the 4th 50+ points win for the Pies on the trot, and apparently the 1st time since ’97 (according to Radio 774) that we have kicked 150+ in successive weeks. However when I mentioned that to [Read more]

Demon young guns impress, but Dogs know how to win.

About time this week is over. It seemed to drag on forever, and once that final bell rang on Friday at 3:22PM, I knew I was free to enjoy myself for the next couple of days. This also meant the footy is back. But what I was most looking forward too was playing footy on [Read more]

Slippin’ an’ a Slidin’: Dogs Squeak Home Amidst a Sea of Pink.

Another Friday night. Another Doggies game. But this one was a very different beast to last week at the Dome, despite another close result. The collected works of one John Harms have recently had me pondering the meaning we draw from OGG(© The Wrap). Any meaning we draw must in large part come from our [Read more]