The Wrap (11) – Where lift imitates football

And what a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Rattzbaggers made it tough for themselves by going down to Geelong after looking to be in command.  The Tiges made it even tougher for themselves by going down to the Dockers.  The Bombers made it even tougher again for themselves by kicking 1-11 in half [Read more]

Rd 11 2012 FEARLESS – Bye week 1…the mid season draft does have appeal, your club’s list may need some work or top up players…

BYE: Adelaide, Brisbane, GWS, North Melbourne, West Coast, Western Bulldogs  (In racecalling mode…) Coming into the straight Corio Hoops is going neck and neck with the Navy Juddernaut; jockey Best Selwood cracks the whip on Corio Hoops after sliding head movements and Navy Juddernaut has fallen a neck behind. Trainers Scott Brother and Ratts Ears [Read more]

Heart Palpitations

You know that feeling you get when you know something’s about to go wrong? It’s that feeling of uncertainty, nervousness and concern. I hate it. Football is great at making people feel this way. I often say, there should be health restrictions that appear on the back of a football ticket. “If you have a [Read more]

Both Extremes

Sorry my report is a bit late! Here it is. After school on Friday, you would drive home right? We usually do that but today it was different. We drove up to Bendigo to play in the Association and Regional Challenge. I was playing for the second year in a row for the PTA. It [Read more]

The 2012 ’Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Eleven

Greetings Tipsters It starts, it stops, it starts again, stacks on the mill, twenty players within 20 metres of the ball, one falls on the ball, a dozen more fall on him, everyone stands around watching for a while until the umpire whistles and those prone are dragged to their feet one by one and [Read more]

Your most frustrating sporting moment

Tell me dear reader, what is your most frustrating sporting moment? The underarm delivery? Jim Stynes running across the mark against Hawthorn’s Gary Buckenara in the 1987 Preliminary Final? Milne seemingly hanging back near the goal square in the drawn 2010 Grand Final only to see the ball jag the wrong way? For Adelaide Crows [Read more]

Unsociable supporter

At three quarter time of the Swans vs Bombers I was having a relaxing Saturday, the next 30 minutes exposed my seedy underbelly. I have to face the facts – I am an unsociable supporter. The day started so in great fashion, despite a bumpy week where young Jack was feeding poorly and I feared [Read more]

Pies prevail on the Queen’s birthday

By Paul O’Connell It’s a Public Holiday, usually cold, and we usually win. So it is great that the “usuallys” prevailed on the day. We continue to field several inexperienced players (who continue to stand up) due to our injury list. Sadly Dids was added to the injury list with his attempt on goal very [Read more]

Something special

This was an away week, a game the Saints played in the rain on the Sunshine Coast.  It had been planned for the whole year to go to Judy and Mark’s house and watch this game on pay TV.  Their daughter Amanda is my footy daughter.  Their newer daughter, four year old Zoe, was our [Read more]

Blues of the father

I dread Geelong playing on a Friday night these days. Last couple years it was ideal. Finish work, head home or to the pub with the boys, couple of frothies and watch the Cats paste whoever was unlucky enough to be fixtured in for that week. Not this year. Geelong’s general dominance of the last [Read more]

Heave Ho – lid’s back on

Richmond are improving, and possibly can still be finalists, but as far as getting ahead of yourself goes, this Richmond week rivals the 2012 Carlton Premiership. Has there  ever been a game where the arriving crowd was so sure they were going to win! There was no tension amongst the Tiger horde s – they [Read more]

Summit Fever

  The football world really ought to give Richmond supporters more credit. “Keep a lid on it Tiger fans”? Even Mick Malthouse is getting in on the act. People think we’re like little kids sighting a bit of tinsel in July and getting all excited because Christmas has arrived. But things look good. Scintillating victories [Read more]

To clock or not to clock?

Like everyone else on this post-Vaudeville Sunday morning, I’m thinking about the clock. We’re told that the lack of an official countdown clock is one of the great romances of AFL football:  the drama of not knowing how long to go until the agony is ended mixed with the fervent pleas to either “lock it [Read more]

Invasion of the Bomber Snatchers

Terror isn’t normally a word thrown into the mixing bowl of footy adjectives. Yet it’s the first word flashing across my mind on this freezing Sunday morning reflecting on last night’s game. A savage final quarter of football so chock full of impending doom that even now, in full daylight and knowing the result, I [Read more]

Souvlaki v Kebabs

Everyone’s got a preference for one or the other: the souvlaki or the kebab. Both are kings of the late night fast food fare with swarms of followers keen to tell you one is better than the other. Both are tightly wrapped filled with goodies both warm and fuzzy and sometimes you just don’t know [Read more]

Professor Johnson, the young skipper and The Doyen of Unobtrusion

Carlton v Geelong It was a Frank McCourt afternoon as Anna and I sat in the Lutheran Church at North Geelong at the funeral of old Uncle Theo, a cousin of my late father’s. Dank and gloomy, the Heavens were low, and descending. Two-year-old Anna had sensed the mood and was perfectly quiet and appropriately [Read more]

Licensed Grocery for Sale in Fremantle

Greetings to all as we celebrate the Queen’s Birthday, This week we have the first of a number of teams having a holiday as are we all on Monday, but it is now the time of year for clubs to have some serious decision making.  With free agency descending and daily updates on the saga, [Read more]