A Portrait of the Supporter as a Young Woman

So much certainty in the “adult” world. With their team struggling, Little Jenny and her Mum head off to the game. [What is hope? What is evidence? What is opinion? – Ed]

AFL Round 5: Richmond v Melbourne – Twenty-Two Tigerish Tigers Tigerishly Tigering

Along with 85,000 supporters, Jack Banister watches his beloved (and undefeated) Tigers take on the gallant Demons.

Round 5 – Sydney Swans v GWS: Cross-City Derby?

Les Curries ventures to the SCG to watch the derby between the winless Swans and premiership-fancied Giants.

Round 5 – St Kilda v Geelong: Encouragement of Loving

Yoshi reviews the game between his beloved Saints and the undefeated Cats.

Round 5 – Essendon v Collingwood: Father-son bonding day at the `G (Number 24)

For the 24th Rod Oaten and son saw Essendon play Collingwood. The Dons, says Rod, were easily the better side.

Matty Q’s Footy Roundup – Round 5.

Matty Q comes off the long run with some early season observations on footy media, the deliberate out of bounds rule, and the importance of umpires being able to read minds.

Round 5 – Sydney Swans: The 2017 Isaac Newton Cup

Earl O’Neill gives us his thoughts on how this season will play out for the struggling Sydney Swans.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: Richmond Enchantment

A visceral account of a Tiges supporter’s nerves, excitement and elation after a five-win streak from Andy Fuller.

Round 5 – Fremantle v North Melbourne: For the ANZAC Legacy

Josh Coales takes a moment to reflect on the ANZAC spirit, both past and present, and reports on the Freo v North Melbourne game.

Round 5 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: The Hero’s Journey

Following a Saturday ritual, Les Currie enjoyed Murph’s 300th and a Doggie’s win.

Alex Fasolo

Damian Balassone accurately portrays the inaccurate Alex Fasolo….

ANZAC Day – From the Floreat Pica Society: by Frank Taylor

An Anzac Day article in two parts: the first, a challenging discussion of the meaning of Anzac Day; the second, a description, from a Pies perspective, of the Essendon-Collingwood match.

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: On the Eve of Anzac

John Green is thinking about day two of the Anzac campaign and is shaken back to the moment by the bounce of the footy which starts a fierce contest. With Melbourne players injured, and the Tiges rallying, his boys secure a hard-fought win.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Pies weekends are getting worse (oh dear!)

The latest installment in Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life brings all the latest on the AFL, Magpies Netball, and the VFL. Get involved in the comment section!

Round 5 – Sydney v GWS: Did I just hear John Longmire yelp?

Hot off the heels of a thrilling Paw Patrol show, Dan Hansen introduced a Frenchman to the wonderful world of AFL, some interesting Aussie rules and a star player named Lance ‘Buddy’ Francois.

The ANZAC Day “tradition”

An insightful argument for breaking the tradition of the Essendon-Collingwood ANZAC Day match from Stainless.

ANZAC Day: Game or Meatloaf?

Dave H faces a dilemma about ANZAC Day football; do we gather to watch the game, or to become part of a spectacle?

Round 5 – Essendon v Collingwood: ANZAC Day 2017

Lyn Campbell-Anderson caught snippets of the game while working to meet a client deadline. She applies her expertise to help navigate Collingwood through their current tsunami.

Round 5 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: How much is enough

A classic observation typifies this super piece from Damien O’Mahoney: “The game itself was like a You Am I gig from the early days. At the start I thought they might have turned up a bit too drunk to play. But the finish was mighty, everyone chipping in and working off each other to play like champions.”

Round 5 – Richmond v Melbourne: The Conversion of S.Jordan

P. Grindlay and co survive a ticketing blunder to give one of their mates his first look at footy in “this magnificent city”.