Haiku Bob on Round 11.
Haiku Bob on Round 8.
Haiku Bob on Round 7.
Haiku Bob on Round 6.
Haiku Bob on the ANZAC Day clash.
Haiku Bob on Round 4.
Haiku Bob on Round 3.
Haiku Bob on Round 2.
Haiku Bob and Steve Fahey were amongst a few hundred who watched the Pies train on a perfect morning.
Haiku Bob on the Pies’ successful evening playing the Eagles
Haiku Bob ponders the elements as the Pies go down to Hawthorn
Haiku Bob’s take on the recent West Coast v Collingwood match
setting sun far fr o m it Beams where there’s no light wet under foot Harry’s careful side steps through traffic rain falls swirling & bobbing up Didak sliver of moon Fasolo threads it through on & off rain Cloke’s form blurred night closes in two and a half [Read more]
august night hot puffs of breath enter the stadium the moon witness to all the mistakes under the sun night chill Reid rises from the mist bare trees all authority gone from our game Saints hit the front the stadium changes tune long bomb the rush [Read more]
sunset a few purple patches kill off the game evening sky no great signs only flashes playing the bottom team the caller questions a lack of urgency twilight game the zig-zag path to goal empty seats Cloke marks alone and unattended fading light Wood losing what little he had twilight the light and shade of [Read more]
hawks glide casting shadows across the ‘G bright winter sun – more than daylight between the two teams static forward line winter stillness ice cold hands even in the sunshine – the slumping star for a moment nothing but Rioli heavy defeat looms my life too lacks direction packed [Read more]
cat wakes up magpies already gone night mist – the tagger looks around for his man rain and fog – still no sign of Cloke pouring rain a long stream of handballs rain squalls – players chase the ball to and fro Swan streams forward rain begins to clear 8 goal quarter – [Read more]
four beers in things a little ragged down back and up forward winter frost yawning cracks in the back half Beams unsighted the moon hiding in the clouds needing a goal from anywhere Thomas from nowhere back in it the crowd’s noise changes pitch wellinghamagro [Read more]
how to stay warm – the game opens with more tackles than kicks break in the clouds play gets switched to the sunny side burst of sunshine a tangle of shadows around the ball changing conditions the ruckman does the roving icy wind and rain an Irishman prepares to [Read more]