Come and join the fun on Friday May 1. Nat Fyfe’s father David, the original Peter from Peterborough and a few more will be there for a chat. Read on for more info.
From the nation’s capitol, Dr Hooke is primed for the ANZAC Day clash against the old foe, Essendon.
Sal Ciardulli previews a ripper Round 4 in the AFL and celebrates his Whitefriars first win the ammos last week.
On the eve of the 100th anniversary of Anzac Day, Nigel Tapp relates the amazing story of Tasmanian soldier Dennis “Den” Jacob.
Armin Richter urges all Hawks fans to savour the current line-up. He reckons it is almost as good as it gets!
Hopefully, the Roys have played the best two teams in the opening two rounds. Phil Hill, on the verge of a trip abroad, reports and Fitzroy’s difficult start to the season in the VAFA’s Premier B.
A timely reminder from Roy Hay of Soccer’s contribution to Australian servicemen on the front-lines; the Australian soccer team’s trip to the Independence Day tournament in Saigon. Sappers sweeping the pitch for land-mines, the Viet Cong watching from the sidelines and Diggers on guard duty with orders to shoot anyone who stops on their bicycle outside the Aussie barracks. A neglected chapter of the sport and service narrative we remember on ANZAC Day.
Form guides and play money at the ready, Crio takes a look at the weekend’s thoroughbred racing. This Saturday: get out the shorts and t-shirts punters, we’re off to the Gold Coast Turf Club
Young Aidan Hammond gets a bit of shock as the Dees take the game right up to his Adelaide Crows on Saturday.
“Like a friend seldom seen, changes to its appearance are duly noted”… Mark Tresize on the natural beauty of the You Yangs.
Round 3 – Geelong v Gold Coast: When the supposedly crumbling Cat Empire overcame King Rodney and his Knights of the Oval Table
With Kardinia Castle under siege from the marauding Suns, the Black Knight Cats, losing limbs but refusing to fall, declare, “NONE SHALL PASS.” Paul Spinks, your metaphor game is strong.
Mark Hellinger and Jesse Maskell have won the People’s Choice and Cultural Diversity awards at the 2015 Setting Sun Short Film Festival. Their film Road To Glory tells the story of the Williamstown Seagulls FIDA Football Club in the lead up to their thrilling 2014 premiership. The club plays in a league for footballers with [Read more]
A new piece of theatre from Felix Meagher is touring regional Victoria. The Man They Call the Banjo explores the creation of Waltzing Matilda by Banjo Patterson and Christina Macpherson. Roy Hay has more…
In the third instalment of his series on classic Australian albums, Smokie revisits a time capsule which helped shape him politically and socially
This is a poem by Tom Petsinas. Orm Fowler, known as Tom, played one game for Fitzroy and then (it seems) went to St Kilda. Looks like he enlisted in 1915. I have had a quick look at the War Memorial service records. Seven Tom Fowlers enlisted during World War I. Someone might like to work out which one this is.
Bernard Whimpress with his account of Round 11 of the SAFA 1878 season, he reason for which will become evident.
AFL Asia president Darren Whitfield alerts us to what is happening through AFL Asia this ANZAC Day weekend. [No doubt a mate of Rocket Gillett’s – JTH]
Haiku bob cleverly uses haiku to explain the feeling at the MCG last Friday night.
How did it come to this? In 2004 both Carlton and Hawthorn had bleak seasons. Callum O’Connor contrasts the happenings at each club since that time.
Calling to mind the apocryphal comment of “it’s de ja vous all over again,” when its comes to ‘New Carlton’ and ‘Key Drivers of Success’ John Butler’s seen it all before. Actions, results and not mad skills on PowerPoint is all that matters to Bluebaggers like JB.