Footy Almanac Bloods’ lunch with Peter Bedford. All welcome. [Check the Peter Bedford footy card]
Mr Wrap run the ruler over Round 21 and finds the Tigers win in Adelaide the highlight of the weekend (surprise, surprise). He’s still got his teeth into the Essendon drugs scandal/farce/yawnfest.
Anna Pavlou, on her Dad, his jokes, and their world of [Geelong] football.
The Dockers – a well-coached, well-disciplined and highly skilled outfit – are back in town. You have all been warned.
Welcome to the theatric showmanship of…. British Darts. “One hundred and eighty!”
Sick of gallant defeats, Barb Smith is looking to the Blues’ future…and she likes what she sees
As well as watching Buddy and the Swans take care of the Saints, Joe Moore was at the SCG to farewell a cult hero.
Matt Watson remembers a sliding-doors moment for a young Anthony Rock (and for himself). Let us give thanks for prudent behaviours.
In the face of a flogging, E. Regnans resorts to high-end doggerel (with apologies to Banjo and Mulga Bill).
Dan Hansen dishes out the praise for his club who chose to use a high draft pick to take a ruckman, and watches as that man Lobbe dominates in atrocious Carrara conditions.
Wally Stubbings, a great character of Australian life, passed away last month at the age of 101. Labour and rugby league historian Greg Mallory tells Wally’s story.
Peter Baulderstone remembers a time when greatness was within his grasp, and the weight of expectation let it all slip. Just like his Eagles let an almost certain finals berth slip away after half time against the Bombers.
Brian Corcoran and his family journey from leafy Buckinghamshire to remote Arnhem Land to take in the spirit of the land, and meet Reuben Cooper, a man who embodies both aboriginal royalty and footy royalty. (A wonderfully uplifting read – Ed.)
The South Morang Lions will go in favourites against the Darebin Falcons in tomorrow’s grand final, but Rick Kane thinks an upset is on the cards.
The AFL International Cup is in full swing, with matches on Saturday, semi finals on Tuesday and the final as curtain raiser to the Hawks – Cats blockbuster. All the links, fixtures and Stephen Alomes’ witty review of the Canada v USA Liberty clash are here.
John Harms travels to the nation’s capital for a few days of footy culture, and watches Kevin Sheedy’s reaction to the Giants’ (brief) stirring.
He’s back. You’ll know it’s not crap, because you’ll read all the good oil in the Pre Wrap for Round 21. Months under grey skies has not dimmed the great man’s wit and insight (and little Jimmy Twoshoes cops a few on the way past).
Sal Ciardulli with his R.Williams-flavoured preview of Round 21, the Friars and the budding racing season.