How Ken Trewick won the 1950 Stawell Gift.
John Harms wanders out onto the footpath on Saturday evening and it’s a hive of Demon activity. But not too many have happy footy punting yarns to tell.
John Harms could not keep himself away from one of his favourite places on the planet. He travels to Adelaide for a significant moment in the life of the South Australian nation.
John Harms heads to Kardinia Park thinking the Cats will be adequate this year, but an impressive performance forces a happy change of heart.
John Harms was jolted from his daze by the NAB Challenge last night.
John Harms celebrates Nathan Lyon’s wonderful summer by looking at the things all off-spinners deal with every waking moment.
John Harms wins the fight for the car radio and considers the Ashes summer as it comes to its end.
John Harms makes his annual pilgrimage north along the Newell Highway.
John Harms watches as the Poms try to arrest their drastic decline, and remembers a low-point in English history. [Includes one of the better descriptions of Warney's Ball of the Century-Ed]
John Harms watches the Poms dismantle the Australian top order in Brisbane.
A very scratchy Mug has a look at today’s Caulfield program and finds a handy Shehu Shagari Special.
John Harms is interviewed as part of this 2 hour podcast by the amazing New Books in Sports network. There are interviews with biography and memoir authors from all over the world, coming at different sports from crazy diverse angles. Do yourself a favour and check out the links attached.
JTH is no Garfield (the Cat) so he knows by quarter time he’s going to be barracking for one team. He has no idea which.
John Harms takes us through the celebrated preliminary final.
Who wins the preliminary finals and why? Leave your thoughts here.
And, under grey skies, and sprinkles of rain, JTH has some thoughts of his own.
“The Wrong Dreams of the dullards and egotists and meglomaniacs of footy look even further from the mark than they already did” writes John Harms in describing the restorative powers of the first round of the finals in this piece about the Cats past few weeks.
John Harms opts for predictable games this weekend. But he was 1 from 4 last week – saved from a duck egg by Carlton.
John Harms thinks the big blokes of Sydney will matter. And Richmond will be a gelatinous mess (at some stage).
Oh, and how can you not like Ken Hinkley who added to his legend last night on The Footy Show?
The noms have come in and the self-appointed Match Committee has picked the latest team. [How did they leave out John Williams? - Ed] The debate continues as this may be getting closer.
Fourth Test – Day 3: Terrific Test Match shows Bell is all class and Lyon is determined and gives us the verb ‘to Watto’
In an absorbing tussle Ian Bell steers England into a strong position.
However, the day will be remembered for the emergence of the verb ‘to Watto’. Some concepts defy the explanation language should provide and I’m not sure what exactly this is but Shane Watson ‘Watto-ed’ last night. Help please.