2013 – A Season in Song – Round 1

In 2013 Mark Schwerdt decided to have a go at contributing footy songs to the Coodabeen Champions – and nailed it first round. Relive the glory of the “Dees of Old”.

It’s Footy Time Again

Missing the footy? Cast your mind back to the start of the season, when everything seemed possible, and old Fitzroy supporter Philip Mendes was musing on the experience of changing team allegiance. It’s not too early to get excited about anticipating next year…

The Frog and The Footy

Mickey Randall yearns for a dear old Adelaide red wine winter.

AFL Round 1 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Old Rivalries and Chance Encounters

A chance encounter with a fellow Geelong fan leaves a lasting impression on Paul Spinks.

AFL Round 1 – Carlton v Richmond: Europhia, Nerves and Ty Vickery

Two quick goals to Betts and dad calls it: We’ve already lost. Luckily Paddy and his brother stick fast.

AFL Round 1 – Hawthorn v Geelong: Jeffed again

Bugger, writes Hawks man Kevan Carroll. Jeffed again.

AFL Round 1 – Hawthorn v Geelong: P. Flynn, G. Galilei and the insight of the Hawthorn fan

JTH enjoys the opening day of the footy season.

How to Watch Footy, Part 1

Not all games deserve or demand our full attention. The first of, hopefully, an occasional series by Vin Maskell.

AFL Round 1- The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Will there ever be a bright future for the Fuschias? Since the Reverend departed, they’ve churned through nearly as many coaches as they have players and will likely continue to do so.

Fearless on Round 1: Sliding rule silly and frivolous

Duty of care has his merits on the footy field but to use this rationale to prevent players from getting the ball as they would naturally seems silly and frivolous.

AFL Round 1 – GWS Giants v Sydney: From little things

There’s a lot to dislike about ANZ Stadium but a lot to like about the Giants, writes Swans fan Ian Latham.

AFL Round 1 – Gold Coast v St.Kilda: Impostor

Lions fan Jamie Simmons went undercover into Suns territory and was impressed by a team rapidly coming of age.

AFL Round 1 – Hawthorn v Geelong: They’re in Our Heads

The streak, Kennett’s curse, is exciting. It’s raw, ferocious and it brings out a savage pleasure in every Cats fan.

Winners and Losers – Round 1: Proper football is back

You know when directors or actors just make the same movie over and over again? That is what Geelong v Hawthorn is like, only it’s enjoyable every single time. You can see the ending coming from a mile away, and you still look forward to it.

The View from Shepparton: The Suns shine

The Suns shone brightest in a great opening round, writes Peter Schumacher.

AFL Round 1 – North Melbourne v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): afterglow

Haiku Bob on Round 1.

What Bro Bradley wants, Bro Bradley doesn’t always get

John Kingsmill gives Bro Bradley the good oil on Round 1.

AFL – Round 1: Western Bulldogs v Brisbane Lions: A time of faith, forgiveness…and revenge

Thanks to Dale Morris, Bulldogs fan Neil Anderson felt proud of his boys even before they ran onto the ground. he was euphoric after the final siren.

AFL Round 1 – Gold Coast v St.Kilda: My mother warned me not to stare into the Suns

Saints fan Yvette Wroby has drawn the conclusion that St.Kilda is the Lleyton Hewitt of the league.

AFL Round 1 – North Melbourne v Collingwood: Sing along with the common people

Matt O’Connor found joy in Collingwood’s performance despite the gloomy atmosphere of the “abandoned office block” that is Etihad Stadium.