When Dips (wearing a fez, no less) met Daics.
Jason Akermanis will join the Bribie Bulldogs this Saturday, May 25, when they take on the undefeated Maroochydore Roos at “the Kennel”.
Another big weekend of footy for Vin Maskell – Auskick, Under 18s, AFL – although the Geelong-Collingwood game played second fiddle to Julia Zemiro on SBS.
Footy Town: Stories of Australia’s Game is out now.
Read the blurb and Daff’s foreword to this collection of 48 local footy yarns.
Despite the media’s indulgence of the coach’s preachings, Bulldogs supporters are worried. Have they bottomed out or has the bottom fallen out?
Tony Robb poses the questions that need to be asked. To quote a former North Melbourne ruckman – you know it makes sense.
Matt Zurbo (who has played over 500 games of local footy) has picked his Team of the Century of blokes who haven’t had a run in the AFL. He invites you to nominate a few champions you know, have played with, have seen. Today he’s after mid-fielders.
David Williams is a name synonymous with country footy, leading Rochester to two premierships in the powerful Goulburn Valley Football League. He’s now looking to repeat that feat with Kyabram.
Jackson Clark admires the shorter players. But he wonders whether they’re getting a fair go. Here he identifies the problem of heightism among AFL recruiters.
It is unusual for a successful business with a dominant product and strong brand loyalty to constantly mess with the core product. So why does the AFL constantly make change for change’s sake?
Clash strips, loud music, marketing jargon….it’s enough to tip a man over the edge.
Some terrific memories from Steve Fahey as he recalls Collingwood clashes at Kardinia Park. His reflections leave him wondering whether kids today will have the same sense of nostalgia from having been to the G and the Dome?
The bump hasn’t hit the wall and it isn’t dead. Round seven was filled with bumps that left players injured. The hysteria is astounding, because James Kelly deserved to get suspended.
How is Vin Maskell expected to stay the distance without an adequate supply of Blue and Gold donuts?
The Melbourne list should be paid 20% of what Geelong’s players earn, so why must the club pay them 95% of the salaray cap, asks Barry Levinson.
What possesses a player to throw himself headfirst into an oncoming pack when the game is already lost? Can players like Daniel Cross help themselves?
Matt Watson has never watched a replay of a game North Melbourne has lost. He doesn’t have the emotional stability to do it. So what happens when a mate brings a copy of the 1978 Grand Final against Hawthorn?
The scandal playing out at Essendon is a classic example of the current pressures placed on AFL players, writes Brandon Erceg.
Phil Dimitriadis faces some uncomfortable truths about the Pies in 2013.