2015 Asian Cup: Spanning the Cup “Nobody Believes in Us…”

Hamish Neal provides your ‘what-you-need-to-know’ one-stop-shop for tonight and Friday evening’s 2015 Asian Cup Quarter Finals. You’re welcome.

Tennis as a Game of Beauty and Well-Being

Philip Mendes recalls falling love with tennis after his grandmother passed her trusty wooden-framed racquet on to wide-eyed eight year old boy. From the streets of Caulfield to centre court at Kooyong, Tennis has been a life-long love affair for Philip.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Nine: Treatment in Kathmandu

Despite a raft of setbacks, Louise finally makes it to a hospital in Kathmandu for treatment on her broken leg.

Maningrida Footy – A World Away (but getting closer)

Wesley Hull tells his story of community footy in the remote Northern Territory. Some great work being done in the Indigenous community of Maningrida. Local footy at it’s best.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Thirteen): The Return of Statler and Waldorf

The mighty Lower Plenty Thirds edge closer to booking a finals spot amidst consternation from those who are, as The Benevolent Leader will undoubtedly agree, Muppets.

Asian Cup – Japan 2 Jordan 0: Japan Cruise into the Quarter Finals

Another great 2015 Asian Cup match report from Roy Hay. The Blue Samurai of Japan hold off a dogged Jordanian outfit to secure a Quarter Final berth against the United Arab Emirates on Friday night in Sydney [And the editorial coordinator’s man-crush on Gotoku Sakai continues. Am I right, ladies? – Ed]

Once Was Flinders Park

As day one at the Australian Open gets under way, Emma Westwood fondly recalls her love affair with Mats Wilander [as do lots of the ladies – Ed], his army of Nordic supporters and how the Australian Open tennis is inextricably linked to the loss of a friend.

Tennis Party

John Harms on tennis.

Taking flight

He tells me about the pigeons. Racing pigeons. He tells me about the nuns. Swimming nuns. He tells me about skin cancer, and marathons.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Eight: Journey to Hospital

In part seven of The Accident, Louise – now reunited with her husband Bijay and daughter Shanaia – begins the journey from the helicopter to the hospital. If you think that doesn’t sound like a big deal, you’ve obviously never driven in a developing country…

Australian Open Women’s Single – S.Stosur v M.Niculescu: I was Lucky to Keep up the Match

Yoshi overcame the tyrannies of geoblocking to get his serve of the Aussie Open today, starring Kei and Sam.

A day in the life of a retired old bloke

You Jammy Bustard Roy Hay! Frances is right. [I hope I age as well as you – JTH]

Crio’s Q? – Sport and Politics

The 2015 Asian Cup has caused Crio to delve into that morally ambiguous place where sport and politics often collide

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Seven: “Ready to Go?”

It’s finally time for the medi-vac Helicopter to fly Louise and her rescue team back down the mountain and to hospital in Kathmandu.

Skiing Reports – Sainters and Friends in Rusutsu, Hokkaido, Japan

Yoshi’s adventures continue, this time with a weekend getaway to Rusutsu ski resort with some Aussie mates.


The weekend just passed was round 14 in the NTFL season. St Mary’s extended their lead over the competition with a comprehensive defeat of Palmerston. Jackson Clark has more…

Asian Cup – Uzbekistan 3 Saudi Arabia 1: Uzbeks make the quarters

Uzbekistan qualified for a Melbourne quarter final with a win against Saudi Arabia.

The Nick Davis scale: Packers edition

Plenty of “Kearsing” from Kyle Pollard as he watches his Green Bay Packers, while comparing them to his Geelong Cats. Both are troubled by Hawks.

The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass – Part Six: Heroes

Louise returns with part six of The Accident at Tashi Lapsa Pass. The medivac helicopter approaches…

Top 15 VFL/AFL Full-Forwards of the Last 40 years: 1975-2014

Controversial, fearless, well-informed and exhaustive. Philip Mendes and Lucas Lewit-Mendes list their greatest full-forwards of the ‘modern’ VFL/AFL era.