Essendon 2015 List Review- Part 2 Midfielders/ Ruckmen

After looking at Essendon’s defence in part one of his Essendon season review, Nick Weidmann casts an analytical eye over the Bombers on-ball brigade in part two. What will the Dons in-coming coach have to work with?

Crio’s Q? – It takes all types

This week’s Q is asking what players might been overlooked by the “Committees”. Who never got a shot but might have been a gun (or at least fun)?…from more serious nominations like Gerard Healy to fascinators such as Jacko (or future proposals – Bob Murphy anyone?)

Round 21 – Collingwood v Richmond: Albatross

Callum O’Connor has never enjoyed a Richmond victory (or is that Vickery?) less than he did last Saturday. Hard to believe, until you find out who lobbed next to him at half time.

Why this Ashes series was a disappointment (not just the result)

Jeremy Hill on why he believes that not just the result, but the whole Ashes series was a disappointment.

Northern FL: It’s finals time!

It’s finals time in the Northern Football League and as Stephen Marson discusses, the Cougars set up an Elimination final clash against Bundoora after a win against Heidelberg.

Round 21 – St Kilda v Geelong: When a draw is as good as a win, when a ball goes astray in the last

The celebration was missing on the field, but the Saints’ draw with the Cats was exhilarating on so many levels, Yvette Wroby writes.

Joel Selwood

P.J. Flynn, I’ll see your Stevie J and raise you 200-gamer Joel Selwood. How do we understand the skipper’s place in the remarkable cultural transformation at Geelong? [More Cats stuff! About time.]

49 questions: Ashes 2015 conclusion

E. regnans asks 49 questions that he believes have arisen out of the recently finished men’s Ashes series.

Round 21 – Carlton v Melbourne: Sill awaiting the purple patch

Geoff Woolcock is such a Dees man he flies from sunny Brisbane to the MCG (via Docklands) and gets there mid-pummeling. That’s love.

Round 21– Fearless 2015: Zac Dawson/Beaker (The Muppets) Separated at Birth –LOL!

Fearless wraps up Round 21 and throws his 2 cents into the Hodge/Wingard pot. Are slow motion replays helpful?

Get Out of the Umpire’s Way

Phil Hill, cricket umpire, has an idea to improve footy umpiring.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 4: Farewells and awkward celebrations

Sean Mortell delivers his take on Day 4 at The Oval; on what proved to be the final day of a topsy-turvy series. [Wonderful perseverance, Sean – Ed].

Round 21 – Collingwood v Richmond: Bangkok Correspondent, rather Despondent (Floreat Pica Society)

Paul McKay files for the Floreat Pica Society this week; the view wasn’t any prettier from Bangkok. For the Collingwood players, votes were hard to come by.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide (pre-match): The Accidental Shootist

It was supposed to be a normal Friday night at the footy for Hawks fan Paul Campbell, but then… he learned of his own on-ground role.

Round 21 – Collingwood v Richmond: Paper tigers (roll on summer)

E.regnans believes Richmond won this game only because Collingwood didn’t. They showed no initiative, instead reacting to turn-overs with fast-break goals. [A side to the big Tasmanian Oak I’ve never seen! – Ed]

Round 21 – St. Kilda v Geelong: Chicago Cub Helps Saints Draw Cats’ Claws

Braham Dabscheck presents the St Kilda perspective to Saturday night’s thrilling draw between the Saints and the Geelong Cats. As if the seasons of McCartin, Bruce, Membrey and co. wasn’t enough to have St Kilda fans looking forward to 2016 and beyond, the debut of Jason Holmes was also a shining light for the faithful.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: Fear and moral responsibility on a pleasant Friday night

John Harms observes Hawthorn showing their true colours. How do you see the Hodge incident?

Round 21 – Adelaide v Brisbane: “Dunt look anything like him.”

A statue paying tribute to Adelaide’s favourite son Malcolm Blight, was unveiled ahead of Saturday evening’s clash against the Brisbane Lions. Michael Sexton recalls some classic Blighty stories as the Crows belt Brisbane by 87 points.

WAFL Round 22: Swans keep it alive

Les wraps up a crucial win for Swan Districts against fellow finals aspirants Claremont in the headline game of Round 22. Subiaco firmed as flag favourites with a big win over East Fremantle, while there were AFL-listed players involved in notable incidents.

Round 21 – GWS v Sydney: Bridging conversations

Mathilde de Hauteclocque is chatting here and there, while trying to get herself plonked down in front of the footy.