Steve Johnston turns his blowtorch onto West Coast’s marketing efforts, after his Fremantle do the business on field. “This is a great time to be a Dockers supporter…”
The Sydney Swans feel like family to Joe Moore and his clan, who celebrate every year with an excursion — this time 15 strong — to see their beloved Red and White. Saturday’s game against the Giants proved a fitting choice.
Bernie Vince has crossed over from Adelaide darling to demon (and Demon), and his callous treatment of Patrick Dangerfield and other former mates got Dave Brown’s attention. Let’s just say his new role is playing to mixed reviews.
E.regnans follows Fitzroy on their first away game of 2015. What happens if Fitzroy Football Club is included in a Star Wars screenplay? [Now with moving picture footage, Dan Sultan and Sandy Stone].
Giants supporter Kath Presdee discusses the interesting stories that came out of the Giants competitive loss to the Swans.
John Harms has been to a wool sundowner at Burra in South Australia, where he met the local wool fraternity (nice hands). He gathered some new nominations for the South Australian team.
Peter Fuller steps into the confessional as Essendon are too good for the Blues at the G.
While it appears manufactured to those outside of NSW, you better believe the ‘Battle of the Bridge’ is fast becoming a genuine Eastern suburbs v ‘The Rest’ rivalry in the finest of Sydney traditions. Not quite fibros and silvertails, but there’s definitely some heat in this thing.
Tim de Lisle – former editor at Wisden – penned a touching tribute to Richie Benaud in The Economist’s ‘Intelligent Life’.
John Butler was there as the powerbrokers at Carlton try to reconnect with the faithful…
Jeff Dowsing on Collingwood’s big win against St KIlda
Never underestimate the healing powers of chicken soup.
Susan Sutton is a finalist in the Gallipoli Prize. Here is her entry, with the artist’s notes.
Author Nick Weidmann explains how the battered and bruised Cats hold off a fast finishing Suns in a enthralling contest on a wet afternoon down at the Cattery.
The SCG: not the place to be if you’re hungry and fancy a bite during the game, but a brilliant place to be to watch the Swans claim bragging rights over the new kids on the block from Sydney’s west.
Cheesman Taylor gets the honours this week for the Floreat Pica Society; in which the Pies hit their stride, key players find form and the younger brigade outclass their opponents.
Round 3 – North Melbourne v Port Adelaide: In the name of the father, the son, and the holy goallllllll!
Names like Ebert, Williams, Bradley, Wanganeen and Tredrea are held in high regard at Alberton. Cutty Sark praises a name as important to the fabric of Port as any of their on-field champions; Fr Tony Noble.
John Green is a big fan of the Tigers’ work under lights at the ‘Gabba as they take on the Lions
Peter Baulderstone is contractually obligated to report on Eagles home games. He has asked Almanac management to treble his pay.
Round 3 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Saints swamped by Pies in 50 Year Anniversary of First Game at Moorabbin
Friday evening marked an auspicious anniversary for Saints fans. Braham Dabscheck saw his young Saints go down at the hands of very efficient Magpie unit.