Country Footy: Crisis? What crisis?

Peter Leneghan wrote this five years ago. Worth having a look at in the light of the recent northern Victorian country footy survey and report.

One-Eyed Footy Fans: Bushy, the Lunatic Tiger

The One-Eyed footy follower. We all know someone who believes – no matter all evidence to the contrary – that THIS is his or her teams’ year. Rulebook gets the ball rolling with this warm about his Tiger-loving mate ‘Bushy’.

WAFL tightens up

Les Everett with Round 7 of the WAFL.

VAFA B Section – Fitzroy v Mazenod: Carlton may have a mountain to climb but Fitzroy only needs a Hill(e)(y)

King George III is a loyal Fitzroy Football Club patron. He is to be found in the club’s great halls of dining, behind its goals, and along its wings. He travels to all its away battles. His son Prince George is one of the club’s finest.

We Want You! Fancy Coaching in Odense, Denmark?

The Odense Lions and Lionesses are looking for an experienced player and/or coach from Australia to take them to the next level of footy.

SANFL Round 4 – Norwood v Port Adelaide: the meanest man in Port Augusta

Dave Brown’s Dad, the elder statesman, turned 70, watching his beloved Redlegs take on their old Magpie rivals.

The Round V Pre Wrap: “Never hit a man with glasses, and never hit a drunk. As tempting as it might be.”

Mr Wrap is back with his Round V prognostications. Does this make his Striped Marvels good things over the Handbags at the Paddock that Grew tomorrow?

Racial Vilification: A Threat To Multicultural and International Development

Racial vilification in the AFL not only threatens the rights of people to live without threats, bullying, stereotyping and fear, but it also threatens the integrity of the sport on the international stage. The ignorant and damaging actions of a small minority of AFL followers has to stop, writes Wesley Hull.

Mick Malthouse: 715 and counting

Mic Rees recalls some highlights from Mick Malthouse’s Footscray years.

No. 4 Ronin: Bryce Gibbs & the power of the man-bun

Carlton’s new secret weapon? The Ancient Samurai wisdom, talent and composure sustained from… the man-bun!

A fact lost in the rush to hail Mick

Jeff Dowsing argues – quite reasonably – that Mick Malthouse actually broke the AFL/VFL games coaching record last week. A fact with which Bob Rush’s family would surely agree.

VAFA – Fitzroy v Ajax: ANZAC Day at Brunswick Street Oval, then, and now.

John Harms spent ANZAC Day at the Brunswick Street Oval helping with Auskick, having lunch (and speaking at lunch) and then watching an exciting match between the Roys and the visiting Ajax side.

Round 4 – Essendon v Collingwood: As Far As The Sky

“Drop punt goes as far/As the sky”. The Master of Concision, Haiku Bob, makes a welcome return with his unique take on the big ANZAC Day clash.

ANZAC Veteran hero… for one more day

The story of Ted Howe, World War Two ANZAC veteran and Penguin Football Club life member.

2004 – The (Almost) All Australian SSA Team: Spurred on to Greatness

WA entered two teams in the 2004 SSA carnival, held in the West. Swish Schwerdt doesn’t know if they were selected based on Metro v Country, Weagles v Dockers or perhaps Gina v Rose sympathisers. One of the lads selected in the AA team (a certain P Mills) probably now earns more than the rest of the participants combined and he doesn’t even have to work fourteen-day shifts.

My 2015 footy season: a Dons supporter in cognito?

The Essendon saga has sent the Bomber world into a spin. Here Rod Oaten tries to make sense of his own feelings – and I think he does.

Amsterdam City Cup: Call for Players

A footy team in Amsterdam is looking for players to take part in the upcoming Amsterdam Cup. Check out the dates, will you be in the Netherlands?

Land of the Long (Red) White (and Black) Cloud.

Tom Greenaway labels St Kilda as “Bizarro-Hawthorn”. The George Costanza of the AFL. With the 1971 Grand Final between Hawthorn and St Kilda as the sliding doors moment, Tom urges St Kilda to put the time into making the New Zealand experiment work.

2003 – The (Almost) All Australian SSA Team: Who’s Who?

2003, young footballers, the Gold Coast, what could go wrong? The SSA All Australian Team photo, that’s what.

If you are after a shot of Joel Selwood without a cut eyebrow, Nathan Jones with hair or a beardless Bachar Houli, you’ve come to the right place.

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Four

Earl O’Neil gives his wrap on the Round that was, Mick Malthouse breaking the coaching record and how recruiting is a key to his Monaros having success over the boys from the Gold Coast.