Bob Murphy’s fine speech on becoming an AFL Life Member

Check out this speech made by Bob Murphy at the function to recognise 2016 AFL Life Members last year. [A beauty – Ed].

Round 21 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Peeking out from under the veil of negativity

It was a battle to stay in finals contention, and Melbourne were superior against St Kilda. Seventh spot is currently theirs, can Dees fans get excited for September?

A fan’s love letter to Bob Murphy

Spencer Gigacz has grown up watching Robert Murphy. He wrote this piece the day after Bob’s season ending injury.

NRL Round 23: Brisbane v Cronulla – Time is tight

Cronulla Sharks suffered another loss but cling onto fourth spot. Paul Macadam is hoping for the Sharks to reverse their August form in time for the finals

AFL International Cup 2017 – USA Freedom v European Crusaders

USA Freedom crushed the European Crusaders on Sunday afternoon writes Jarrod Landells.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: The Bad Times

Cam Hooke is already dreading the Bad Times that are the months between Round 23 2017 and Round 1 2018.

Round 21 Mega Post

Both South Australian teams had strong wins on the weekend with Adelaide seemingly locking in top spot. Aidan Hammond also had a big win of his own with his Walkerville Footy Club.

Almanac League: Five Metre Gap – NRL Round 23 2017

Round 23 in the NRL saw the Storm beat the Roosters (third) to extend their lead at the top of the ladder to six points whilst the Broncos (second) beat the Sharks (fourth.)

International Cup: Swans find their feet…

Ian Mitchell walks us through the Swans’ next few days in Melbourne, including their Round 2 clash with Fiji!

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Sydney Swans (7th)

Swish continues his 1997 countdown, the Swans are next. Who stood out for you, Bloods fans?

VFLW Round 12 – St Kilda v Darebin: What Katie Brennan did next

Jackie Lynch poses some curly questions while ticking off the individual and collective talents of these Falcons (Peanut Farm, anyone?)

Round 21 – Sydney v Fremantle: Making Waves

Joe Moore gets amped, drops in and backdoors on the Swans’ Saturday afternoon barrel.

Round 21 – Port Adelaide v Collingwood: Solid effort, falling short (for the Floreat Pica Society)

Port Adelaide got over the line against the Pies, but Collingwood stayed in the contest. This weekend sees a beauty against Geelong.

Round 21 – Essendon v Adelaide: International. Airport Dwellers.

Swish took in two very different but similarly enjoyable games on Saturday, GB v IRE and ESS v ADE.

Vale Harry Beitzel

We have lost another footy broadcasting great in Harry Beitzel. Share your memories of Harry from his umpiring and broadcasting days.

AFL International Cup: Japan Samurais’ speed and skill defeat German height and weight

The Japan Samurai proved too good for the bigger German Eagles. Stephen Alomes has all the action covered.

Enjoying the ride

The question ‘Is football fun anymore?” is the springboard for E. Regnans’ dive into a discussion of the contemporary moment – in and beyond sport.

Sink or Swim?

I have been reading the recent reports in the press that Surf Lifesaving Queensland (SLSQ) is under threat of litigation over alleged failures in their duty of care. Surf Lifesavers are a remarkable Australian phenomenon, and their red and yellow cap is as iconic as Vegemite. A volunteer organisation that was founded over 100 years ago, they [Read more]

Round 21 – Sydney v Fremantle: Heave Ho? Not today, Freo!

Jan Courtin watches her Swans give Freo the old heave-ho.

Round 21 – Essendon v Adelaide: Is Matt Crouch the New Garry McIntosh?

Malcolm Ashwood, revelling in another strong performance by the Crows, sees similarities between Matt Crouch and the great Garry McIntosh, while also expressing strong views on retiring players and the MRP (plus you asked for it, The Chaplin is back!!).