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.
E. Regnans finds himself with children and Jeremy Cameron at the MCG.
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.
Hawthorn’s lesser known players stood up on Friday night, but can they do it in September?
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.
Feel Dara Lawlor’s pain as he takes on the Beast, Ireland’s most challenging course.
That.s enough, writes Paubai. [He makes a very good point – Ed]
The Wrap looks at the week that was and the weekend that is.
What should Karmichael Hunt do? He’s an elite sportsman and we should be seeing him at his best, writes Jackson Clark.
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.
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)
John Harms looks at a round where things are starting to really matter.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Haiku Bob on Round 17.
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.