Haiku Bob: still alive

Haiku Bob on the Pies’ successful evening playing the Eagles

One Moment Please- John McCarthy and all of Australia

Will Brussen reminds us of the importance of capturing those ‘moments’ in life, as John McCarthy is farewelled by the football and wider community.

AFL Finals – Week 2: The View From Shepparton

So the home teams won. Fair enough so they should have. I bet that if these games had been held in Perth, Adelaide would have most likely been beaten but in fairness to the Pies, given their extremely impressive away record, just possibly.   I make this point because I reckon that whilst it is [Read more]

AFL Finals – Week 2: Start with guns ablazing and then fire blanks..

1st Semi Final: Adelaide v Fremantle – AAMI Stadium Friday Night With the fear of going out in straight sets resonating through the smaller than expected AAMI Stadium crowd of 31,000, Adelaide took to Footy Park to play Fremantle for the right to progress.  The silence was deafening as Fremantle, led by Docker look-a-like Chris [Read more]

What’$ the point?

There was a lot of hype this year of it being the closest top eight for many seasons; up to six or even seven of the top eight could win the whole thing. No one had ever had to win 13 games to get eighth before. Geelong fans were talking up the possibility of winning [Read more]

AFL Finals – Week 2: One Moment Please

An old friend of mine used to say that life was a series of elevated moments in time. In the throes of our regular late night philosophical discussions, our tongues lubricated by several glasses of BWS’s finest, he would explain that while he was not a religious person, he replenished his soul by taking joy [Read more]

Floreat Pica – Collingwood v West Coast – Best Win of the Year (to-date)

At the conclusion of Saturday night’s game, West Coast Eagles players quickly showered and then headed for the airport. They would back in Perth in the early hours of Sunday, head home and then get some sleep. They adopt this strategy because after a game of football, players find it hard to sleep anyway, so [Read more]

AFL Finals – Week 2: The Wrap’s Last Four Standing

WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL And what a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Barry Crockers started off like a German Band and finished with a dirge.  They’ll probably say it wasn’t a cause, but there’s a fair bit of travelling in there, and they probably only slept in their own bed two or three [Read more]

AFL Finals – Week 2: Collingwood v West Coast

Better seats this week. After being behind the point post in the Ponsford stand last week we are in the Olympic Stand between the centre and the 50m line at the Punt Road end. 30 rows from the fence on the bottom level. Happy with this, always prefer to sit somewhere between the two 50m [Read more]

Stop all the Clocks

With apologies to W. H. Auden

Magpie mateship for McCarthy

Danielle Eid *Rewind to 2 weeks ago*   Surely there is no way we would make it to the preliminary-final, don’t even CONSIDER the Granny. No really, booking a week holiday in Sydney during grand final week is fine. There’s nothing to worry about, if we meet West Coast again they’ll probably just belt us [Read more]

The Pre Wrap – Week II

For The Philosophical Marngrook Fan And what week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  But the biggest news would have to have come from the Bourse.  Singlehandedly, the Geelong Football Club has turned the Global Financial Crisis on its head.  Gucci & Prada have recorded record sales and the sales through Ladies Accessories have saved both [Read more]

Ol’ Micky Blue Eyes

Greetings to all, However, perhaps not such a joyous September after the tragic and untimely death of John McCarthy, a young life taken and a reminder of how precious our time is. But the footy machine continues to roll on with Carlton unveiling the worst kept secret in history.  When will clubs stop putting up [Read more]

AFL Finals Week 2: Harms’s thoughts

Some thoughts on the AFL semis. Read more

AFL Finals Week 2: Why the underdogs can win

After tipping Fremantle to defend Geelong and Sydney to defeat Adelaide last week (alright, I also tipped Collingwood), I firmly believe that both underdogs can win this week’s semi-finals. Such is the nature of finals football and in a testament to the competition’s evenness this year, both of the favourites (Collingwood and Adelaide) could be [Read more]