When you go to the footy to watch your team, it is not relaxing, it is not restful. It is stressful and it is draining. And when your team is Collingwood and you are playing Carlton, it will end in sweet victory or bitter defeat. There is no middle ground.
The Swans are working their way out of first gear, but there’s a long way to go, writes Tom Bally.
This one has me nervous, and that doesn’t happen a lot as a Giants fan, writes Steve Duffy.
It’s bloody hard to know how to start a summary of this game. Being a one-eyed Don you always hope that you come away from a game with a win, and usually the bigger the win the better. But I don’t know, this game was not so much a win but a series of training [Read more]
I’m not sure who has the worse culture, Rising Reporter Dom Favata asks, the Melbourne Football Club or the Australian Cricket Team? He answers it by noting that Melbourne now have a lower percentage than Shane Watson’s batting average.
John Green is re-assessing the timing of his annual leave. He is a Tigers fan.
Jeff Dowsing applies the Theory of Devolution, and some whip-cracking, to the current direction of the AFL rule-makers.
The Tigers are young, hungry and on the rise. Saints fan Yvette Wroby remembers what that felt like.
Jim Newkirk feels hope, fear and deep anxiety whenever he watches the Tigers play. Friday night was no exception.
Vin Maskell does thing at a delightful, meandering pace, bu takes everything in nonetheless as this account of a Williamstown game demonstrates.
Given recent events in Brisbane where a huge storm caused injury to some participants, Iron Mike considers the mind of the long distance runner whose competitive instincts preside.
JTH is concerned for the Carlton Football Club.
Carlton man Litza explores the week’s best writing on his other true love, basketball.
It is Slipper week. The form needs a look, then a study followed by dissection. There are showers about so the track conditions must be monitored. Rosehill always presents a fantastic occasion and, once again, there are terrific fields ( 5 Group Ones in a row!) and so many possibilities. Big characters are again to [Read more]
The Wrap previews the Mick and Eddie Cup Round and makes the Lions a good thing while possibly mozzing The Moggies.
Bugger, writes Hawks man Kevan Carroll. Jeffed again.
JTH enjoys the opening day of the footy season.
Not all games deserve or demand our full attention. The first of, hopefully, an occasional series by Vin Maskell.
An ill-timed radio interview by Pope Emeritus on his successor has landed him in trouble with his PR department.