JTH spent Saturday night at Rowdy’s 50th birthday celebration where the family room became Bay 13 for 40+ revellers (and more?)
Ever seen the bar stopped. JTH has seen beauty do it. And while at the Royal Exhibition Hotel in Sydney on Saturday he was part of a textbook example of it.
Tell us where and when you have seen it happen.
JTH’s association with the great Vintage Crop began in a pub in Dingle in 1993.
JTH on greasy poles, the state of the football nation, and how Eddie McGuire can fix all things with a cup of coffee.
JTH loved the Suns-Pies clash from Carrara. The Gold Coast’s interchange-free last quarter was highly illustrative. It returned the game to its traditional form.
JTH looks at the changing orthodoxy in World Cup matches, unknown Wimbledon seeds and free-spirited footy.
AFL Round 14 – Gold Coast v Geelong: Who (possibly plural) plays on G. Ablett this Saturday evening?
JTH wishes he were going to Broadbeach this weekend, although he will be having fun at the St Monica’s Tennis Club Trivia Night in Moonee Ponds instead.
Who wins this important fixture?
Four tight finishes in a round of exciting footy. JTH enjoys the idea of the pillars of society dropping their guard in the evening cold in the MCC Members, and reckons Port have nothing to fear.
JTH thanks Her Majesty for the celebrations.
In yesterday’s review JTH looks at the big presence of Tex Walker, and argues you write Geelong off at your wallet’s peril.
“For minutes Loz Daley and crew had been pacing the coaches’ box drawn into the contest with a deeply satisfying un-professionalism. This was raw emotion. And tension will change us all.” writes JTH on another classic Origin.
John Harms says that the Maroons are playing for the Queensland way of life.
John Harms sees a guaranteed place in the finals for the Gold Coast Suns. History and the draw matter, but not as much as the quality of the emerging team and its cast of talent.
JTH tries to anticipate the way the AFL understand the world by contemplating their decision to develop Monday Night Football. (Our capital F)
As the hours count down to the Jack Viney appeal John Harms considers the meaning contained in football and why those who value the game feel so strongly about it.
John Harms leaves home at sunrise for a pilgrimmage to the Bool. He meets quite a few fellow-travellers.
John Harms was mighty impressed with Port Adelaide (again).
He says they can win it. His mate Eric agrees.
Some thoughts on the two favourites in the AFL premiership market.
How Ken Trewick won the 1950 Stawell Gift.