Dips O’Donnell revelled in the joy of the Demons win on Saturday afternoon. His Easter preparations were lightened by thoughts of (libel writ pending) who uttered those immortal “I’ll walk naked down Lygon Street if Carlton lose” lines.
Matt Watson wasn’t impressed with Mick’s coaching, but he handled the post-match questions with ease. Are footy journo’s the only ones performing worse than Carlton?
Mark “Swish” Schwerdts solid pre-game preparation is rewarded with a big win for his Adelaide Crows. Swishter #3 accompanies him and has a great line in droll humour. (Where did she get that from? – Ed.)
Mayuran Jeyarajah writes for the Floreat Pica Society about the Magpies solid win over the Tigers on Friday night. MJ is pleased to find to find that his Magpies are good, while the Tigers are good for footy.
Luke Reynolds is faced with a difficult choice. Footy or music? Music or footy? In the end his (magpie) Hunters triumph over the (timid tiger) Collectors.
Yvette Wroby tells how sometimes even a thrashing for your team is a welcome diversion from the realities of life. Her indomitable spirit and love of life shines through.
Mick Jeffrey benefits from a happy coincidence as his Dogs are playing in Canberra the weekend he is there to run in the marathon event.
Our golfing correspondent PJ Flynn (the Henry Longhurst of the Almanac) tells of the day that the fate of the US Masters championship landed in his lap. Fame rests in our hands, if they would only stop shaking.
Dennis Gedlings celebrates the goal scoring career of the Bayern Bomber, Gerd Muller, who broke records and won World Cups for his country.
James Demetrie journeys from Central Park to Kardinia Park to be filled with hope for another Cats flag.
Tony Robb has (fortunately for him) decided to follow the emerging and vibrant Greater Manuka Giants. Fortunately for readers, he still takes enough interest in his discarded Blues to offer a weekly spray.
Les Everett runs the ruler over Round 4 in the WAFL. The two AFL club aligned teams both lost. Has the ‘T’ word surfaced yet in WAFL circles?
John Green wasn’t feeling too confident as he hopped onto the train to the MCG. And his feeling was dead right. He tells the story of a shattering Richmond performance.
The People’s Elbow deserves a spot on the Carlton Board. We should launch a campaign. He seems to see things for what they are. [Put him in a room with The Wrap and they may solve the Middle East crisis]
Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 64-Hristo Stoichkov and the Mighty Bulgarians (1994)
Not a bad effort for a work-shy nut-job, writes Dennis Gedling of Hristo Stoichkov. The Bulgarians made the semis in 1994.
Geelong completes its final training run before the big Easter Monday clash, writes Stephen Cooke.
After a great day spent with her Doggies, Kerrie Soraghan reflects on a club that means so much to so many. [A must read -Ed]
Old Dog catches up with Brian Brown, father of Jonathan, in south-western Victoria.
A chat with Syd Coventry proves rather revealing: the past matters, things change, and Collingwood and Richmond are like the once-grand navies of Spain and England. And what of football as a game these days? [E. Regnans: poignantly creative again - Ed]