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.

Round 21 – Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 21 post-mortem

A 91-point loss to an old enemy. Some defeats test the belief of even the truest of believers. Roll on 2016, says Cam Hooke.

Round 21 – GWS v Sydney: It’s a 28 degrees winter’s day in Western Sydney, and the Swans are hot

‘Yes Minister’ meets ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ as Jan Courtin travels to Spotless Stadium on a warm Sydney day to watch her Swans score a big win over cross-town rivals, GWS.

Round 21 – Hawthorn v Port Adelaide: Port beat Hawthorn for the Second time in 2015… Clarkson disappoints by not flogging a random fan

As Port fan Chris Michaels discusses, it brings no comfort that Port beat the Hawks in style for the second time this year, in a year that promised so much but delivered so little.

Round 21 – Adelaide v Brisbane: Tex Walker wins a cliffhanger

Union organiser, raffle ticket seller and general umpire about town, Rulebook finds a close match amidst the Crows’ 87 point taming of the Lions

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test Day Three: Siddling into action

Sean Mortell watched day three of the final Ashes test, with Peter Siddle’s unerring accuracy proving a highlight.

On Clarke, Sport and Family.

Tonight, Michael Clarke plays his final Test Match. In this touching reflection on family, Josh Pinn reflects on how sporting events can be markers in one’s life, and of how a discussion about Clarke helped he and his brother in a difficult time.

Rise of the Prototype

With the debut of born and bred American, Jason Holmes, for St Kilda on Saturday night David Zita ponders the rise of the prototype footballer

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day Two: Mirror Image

Sean Mortell reckons we have seen this all before, except this time it’s the English middle order that’s collapsing.

Round 20 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: A brilliant Tassie adventure

The Kangaroos were hosting, but to lots of folks Yvette Wroby met in Hobart last weekend, the real home team was wearing red, white and black.

Round 20 – Richmond v Gold Coast: A sunny day for Tiger faithful.

Sitting in the winter sun, at the Punt Road end, among the brethren, Chris Daley describes the ideal Sunday afternoon.

The Ashes 2015 – Fifth Test, Day 1: Too Little Too Late

Australia perform well on Day 1 of the 5th Test but, as Sean Mortell explains, it’s a little too late as The Urn is safely in England’s hands.