Crio’s Racing: Zipping down the Highway

Crio is off to picturesque Dunkeld this weekend for their cup meeting in the shadow of the Grampians. But he has cast an eye over the Sandown fields for the traditional Zipping Classic benefit for the ‘not quite carnival’ types. Tips please.

Dean Jones @ East Coburg Cricket Club Sports Night

Great night to be had at the East Coburg Cricket Club on 2nd December with Test legend Dean Jones as guest speaker. Contact George Georgiou and let him know you’ll be coming along.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Round 5 of the A-League

Dennis reports on a busy Round 5 of A League action.

The Great Debate. The path to enlightenment: sport or art?

Come and see sport and art fight it out at The Ian Potter Museum of Art. Wednesday Nov 12. Details in this post.

Crio’s Question: More sizzle than sausage?

Remember those sportspeople whose strut, clothing, hairstyle or attitude set them apart? But whose performances on the field were not so… exceptional? Crio wonders whether Glenn Maxwell is merely the latest in a long line.

Hird et al: some observations

James Hird is back in court again. E.Regnans reckons he’s a gift that keeps on giving (for QC’s and outraged writers).

Footys4all Behind Bars Freedom Cricket Match

Michael Gallus takes us behind prison walls to share the great work Footys4all is doing to bring sport and hope to prisoners. Is ‘over the fence and out’ strictly enforced behind razor wire?

Music: Thunderstruck by Steve’n’Seagulls

I love this stuff.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 6): Doing it on the bit

Callum O’Connor’s Lower Plenty Thirds win in a canter with some helpful batting tips from Peppa Pig that that set up a match winning opening stand.

Who is the mystery kicker in this photo?

Who is this mystery man? [Thebarton Oval, early 1980s]


All the weekend’s matches from the Top End as young dynamos and some old AFL stars make starring performances [Includes an appearance from arguably the silkiest Aboriginal player to pull on a pair of boots – Ed.]

Hobart footy, late 1800s

E. Regnans shares some historical research he found in a history of the North Hobart Football Club. How the twig was bent in the 19th century shapes the bough of today’s monolithic AFL oak.

Death in Yogya

The tragic death of a young soccer supporter has caused much discussion about fan culture in Indonesia.

Potential NZ Blockbuster between Saints and Blues

Yoshi Imagawa thinks that taking on the Blues in New Zealand will be good for his Saints, and good for football.

Crio’s Racing: George Adams Mile Day

Young Brio took the reins and tipped us into a winner on Cup day. Crio returns to try to outdo his young rival and deliver the good oil on the Stakes.

Just one more – Stakes Day Preview

The carnival is not over for Sal Ciardulli, who analyses the Flemington form to find us a Stakes Day winner or three.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Round 4 of the A-League (and Champions League..)

In the momentous week in which the Wanderers conquered Asia, Dennis Gedling presents his good, bad and ugly.

The agony of the off-spin bowler

John Harms celebrates Nathan Lyon’s wonderful summer by looking at the things all off-spinners deal with every waking moment.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 5): Late scratchings and run outs

Late scratchings, a heavy track and a testing head wind don’t deter the Lower Plenty Thirds. Callum O’Connor says that if you can’t bowl them out, you can always run them out. (Should we pass this on to Boof? – Ed.)

The Melbourne Cup

Matt Zurbo reflects on the traditions of racing, from about as far away from the glamour of Flemington as you can get.