AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v GWS: First game nerves

JD takes his six year-old to a kid-friendly game in a kid-friendly time-slot – and watches as one of his eye closes over.

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v GWS: Bullfighting

E. Regnans finds himself with children and Jeremy Cameron at the MCG.

WAFL Round 19: Sharks and Falcons win derbies

It was a horrible Saturday in Perth and goals were hard to find at most venues apart from Fremantle Oval where East Fremantle went on a rampage.

Round 18 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Nice Game For A White Wedding

Hawthorn’s lesser known players stood up on Friday night, but can they do it in September?

AFL Round 11 – Essendon v Carlton: Thank You Friends

Tigers fan Daniel Fanshawe has built a healthy dislike of Essendon and Carlton over the years so a call to watch them on a Friday night was a no-brainer.

Triathlon: An Irishman takes on a killer Irish course

Feel Dara Lawlor’s pain as he takes on the Beast, Ireland’s most challenging course.

Please enough wada, asada

That.s enough, writes Paubai. [He makes a very good point – Ed]

The Pre-Wrap: The Round they took the Bombers down

The Wrap looks at the week that was and the weekend that is.

Karmichael Hunt’s Future In The Game

What should Karmichael Hunt do? He’s an elite sportsman and we should be seeing him at his best, writes Jackson Clark.

Wheelchair coach turning lives around

Murray Bird brings the story of Jonathon Ila, who has been unable to walk since 2002. The “wheelchair coach” has won the hearts of many through his coaching ability, giving young boys and girls in PNG the capacity to believe in themselves as natural Australian Rules footballers.

AFL Round 18 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Buddy and his Bunnies

This is Hawthorn v Essendon – good v evil. This is hatred that is handed down through generations, even if it is tinged with respect and decorum. This is history, this is rivalry and this is passion. (Love the passion – Ed)

AFL Round 18 – Preview: Getting serious

John Harms looks at a round where things are starting to really matter.

Cricket: Remembering Rex Sellers

Pakistan-born leg spinner Fawad Ahmed has been granted Australian citizenship, paving the way for the former refugee to play test cricket. Almost 50 years ago another leg spinner born on the subcontinent, Rex Sellers, required Prime Ministerial intervention to wear the baggy green cap.

AFL Round 17 – The Wrap: The Day of Infamy round

To Buddy or not to Buddy – that is the question, to some extent, bothering The Hawks. But could it be like The Tiges and RICHO? Their forward line functions better now without THE BIG FELLA than it did with him.

AFL Round 18 – Preview: Kicking Own Goals

Plenty of own goals this past week, writes Sal Ciardulli, with Cricket Australia, Essendon, Scarlett and O’Grady all putting the ball past their own keepers.

Crio’s Racing: New Year’s Eve

Crio casts his eye over the Bletchingly Stakes, now the main race at The Heath this Saturday, and looks back at the racing year that was.

Melbourne Victory v Liverpool: You’ll never walk alone

I’ve been to plenty of Grand Finals at the MCG, and seen some pretty special cricket matches and other soccer games at the Temple Down The Road, but nothing – absolutely nothing compares to the chills up my spine that the singing of You’ll Never Walk Alone generated

Scarlett calls Maxwell “overrated”

Matthew Scarlett (in his upcoming autobiography) calls Nick Maxwell “overrated” and says he is not respected by the Geelong team. I’ll open this up to discussion.

AFL Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): half in the clouds

Haiku Bob on Round 17.

AFL Round 17 – GWS Giants v Essendon: British Invasion

Manchester United fans helped push the Skoda Stadium attendance past 10,000 for only the second time. Neil Jackson is sure they would have liked what they saw.