Even Carlton Greats

Matt Zurbo has been deeply saddened by the recent loss of a friend.

WAFL Round 5: Not a good Friday for aligned teams

Les Everett reports on Round 5 of the WAFL.

Surely we have paid for our sins

The case for; the case against. Tony Robb remembers Good Fridays past and wonders what to do with the day. He concludes that the AFL will probably have a crack at Good Friday footy by giving Collingwood a trial – for 30 years.

Success through excess

Ironmike reacts to the “Poor Us” cry from the Sydney Swans.

The First Wonder of the 2014 Season

Step right up. Easter Monday’s clash between the Hawks and the Cats under the big top promises all the fun of the fair. [slightly bizarre and other worldly but I think I get it - Ed]

No sore losers here

Catherine Durkin saw a couple of games last weekend – and can hardly believe the contrast. They set her thinking.

Round 4 – Richmond v Collingwood: Haiku Bob – among the flotsam

Haiku Bob on Friday night’s rain-soaked game

AFL Round 4: It’s official! The Tigers have a finals hangover.

Fearless reports on a round that saw 7000 vulcans attend StarTrek Oval and a win-less Melbourne finally sort out their structural issues – but Jumping Jack was once again nowhere to be found.

Round 4: The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

In this weeks wrap-up, Earl O’Neill introduces you to your new favourite band and ponders why so many good players have forgotten how to play.

Malthouse feelings and car park lessons

A Latrobe seminar involving Mick Malthouse and a chance conversation with Mark Stevens have Danni Eid thinking. [Thoughtful piece - Ed]

Names on jumpers: no need

Call him a rusted on, Bartlettesque barnacle on the traditions of the game, but the addition of names to the back of players’ jumpers is a bad idea, says Ged McMahon.

Sydney Swans: Inhaling too much?

Stuart Hunter has a theory (or ten) for why his Sydney Swans have started poorly. Has too much inside knowledge about the Swans been traded to other clubs? Or has Stuart been inhaling dangerous chemicals?

Beware. Winter is Coming.

Tony Robb has (fortunately for him) decided to follow the emerging and vibrant Greater Manuka Giants. Fortunately for readers, he still takes enough interest in his discarded Blues to offer a weekly spray.

WAFL Round 4 – Falcons make a big statement

Les Everett runs the ruler over Round 4 in the WAFL. The two AFL club aligned teams both lost. Has the ‘T’ word surfaced yet in WAFL circles?

Places in my past

After a great day spent with her Doggies, Kerrie Soraghan reflects on a club that means so much to so many. [A must read -Ed]

Brian Brown is a corker bloke

Old Dog catches up with Brian Brown, father of Jonathan, in south-western Victoria.

What makes an effective coach?

Two time premiership winning coach Jackson Clark asks what are the key ingredients of a successful coach? Your thoughts welcomed.

Variations on a Theme

Steve Duffy fills us in on the finer points of poetry – footy style. Has Haiku Bob found a match?

AFL Round 4: The Pre-Wrap

The Wrap exposes player-agent speak, makes Hawthorn his Wrap Mortgage Buster, and previews Round 4. [The rain has not removed the sharpness of Wrap's critique - Ed]

Footy Art (thanks to Warwick Green and the Herald Sun)

Check out the footy art that Warwick Green highlights in this excellent piece in the Herald Sun.