These are a few of my favourite things (or That’s what I like about football)

Last week Sean Curtain called for items that had bought the game into disrepute. Now, here’s his starting list of what is great in the modern game, what should be treasured and what has bought the game into…repute (?)

The Footy Art Show: Back to Basics

After a year off (unrelated to any ASADA enqiry) the Footy Art Show gets back to basics and returns to its home ground.

A Game of Life (Cont.)

It was a big game in the Tassie bush, not one the old bloke wanted to miss, but certain things in life will always take priority.

Crio’s Racing: Assembling the Spring menu

Crio will be at Money Valley on Saturday, but oh to be at Camooweal.

Fifth Test – Day 1: Watson takes chance, will Smith take his?

Smith has batted well for his 66, huge opportunity for him on Day 2 to go on and get a really big score instead of getting out after doing the hard work like he seems to do.

Watto!

Watto: always making language more complicated than it needs to be.

Pay your tribute here.

Junior Footy: Semi Final St Kilda City Under 11 Red v East Brighton Vampires, Le Page Park Oval 2, Cheltenham

An epic report for an epic Under 11s match. Go Reds. [Fantastic – Ed]

Footys4all: a terrific way of getting kids involved in sport

Michael Gallus has developed an organisation which is making a difference.

AFL Round 21 – Hawthorn v Collingwood (Haiku Bob): all the way back

Haiku Bob on Round 21.

Brisbane Lions: No one is safe

The bloodshed at Brisbane isn’t over.

The Match Committee

Having trouble getting your head around last night’s bomb(er)shell? Peter Baulderstone breaks it down.

AFL Round 21 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Bob Neil: The Encore.

Rulebook reports on the traditional Adelaide Uni Greys lunch in Melbourne (at the All Nations Hotel), and on another disappointing Crows loss when the umpires make a hash of it.

AFL Round 21 – Port Adelaide v Gold Goast: Not quite there

Port, Geelong and Richmond needed to win on the weekend to ensure Port would play finals for the first time since 2007. Dan Hansen was confident Richmond would win – welcome to Tigerland, Dan.

Being Relevant.

There are only two positions available to the eighteen AFL teams at this juncture of the season – Relevant or not.

Australia bumbles along as selection process fails

At times over the last two years Australian cricket has shown it is emerging from the chaos of the Andrew Hilditch era. Yet still we manage to shoot ourselves in the foot. Mistakes like the Agar one have proven to be very costly, writes Brendan McArdle.

AFL Round 21 – Melbourne v Fremantle: Melbourne is no Claremont

Neil Belford’s clinical analysis leads him to ask the big questions: why does Melbourne exist, and would Claremont FC show more fight (and ability)?

AFL Round 21 – Sydney v St.Kilda: Are we there yet?

Sunday’s game had a touch of the forgettable about it, but there are some points that stood out that on reflection are worth a mention now that the pressure cooker of September finals draws closer. Tom Bally explains.

Ahh now, about the hurling

A shared love of sport – in this case hurling – traverses all borders, as David Wilson can attest.

Best junior footy players on show in Darwin

The country’s most talented young footballers were on display with the School Sport Australia Combined Australian Football Championships at TIO Stadium in Darwin last week.

AFL Round 21 – Sydney v St.Kilda: First loves and old loves

Mic Conway switched allegiance from St.Kilda to Sydney as a young man in an act of self-preservation. You always have a soft spot for your first love though, even after 40 years.