Dan Campbell considers the role of Carlton forward Lachie Henderson upon whose shoulders Blues hopes rest..
AFL Round 5 – Melbourne v Gold Coast: Sunday Footy at the G – Bridesmaids, Faded Demons and Rising Sun Gods
Geelong-fan Steve Alomes has seen a lot of Melbourne FC games over the years, because he loves the MCG. Here’s an autumn example.
“We had to sit up with the gods, and it was OK because tonight they were on our side,” writes Sainter Yvette Wroby.
Les Everett reports on Round 5 of the WAFL.
Danni Eade backs up for a second game in a single day and, with her interest in a sloppy game waning, takes to some crowd-watching. You would not believe who she ends up sitting with. And the penny drops regarding Essendon’s poor performance.
Braham Dabscheck tips his Saints unfailingly and is occasionally pleasantly surprised.
AFL Round 5 – Collingwood v North Melbourne (Floreat Pica Society): A road trip to remember and cherish for passionate Pies
Luke Reynolds has the Floreat Pica responsibilities this week, and is happy to report on a fine Pies win.
Danni Eid becomes part of the action (as per usual – Ed), and wears a few hats – loyal Pie fan, groupie, sports reporter – and a pair of sneakers. (Standard D. Eid craziness – Ed)
David Wilson celebrates the life and writing of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Dane Swan and other mysterious poets. Collingwood are magical, but for North its another lesson in realism.
Dennis Gedling tells how the beautiful game became the vicious game for a 1954 Quarter Final between Catholic Brazil and Communist Hungary.
John Green finds the game from the Gabba riveting telelvision – in its own disastrous way.
Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 58-Senegal Shock Their Former Colonial Masters (2002)
In a memorable World Cup fixtureunderdog Senegal play sparkling end-to-end football to defeat the French.
Confessions of a Smart Arse – My Brilliant (Game Show) Career: Episode 1 – (It’s) Academic Inspiration, You Gave Me None – Strangways, Here We Come
Swish Schwerdt began his illustrious game show career under quiz-master Sandy Roberts. It was 1975. Swish, one of Elizabeth High’s finest, may have been a little ahead of himself. Here’s what happened. (Fine memoir – Ed]
The case for; the case against. Tony Robb remembers Good Fridays past and wonders what to do with the day. He concludes that the AFL will probably have a crack at Good Friday footy by giving Collingwood a trial – for 30 years.
Crio takes the family pilgrimage with new generations of Riordans back to the Fallen Log (a famous jump at the top of the hilly Oakbank steeple track). Randwick is awash with money and rain, while Oakbank oozes Adam Lindsay Gordon character. Tips please so Crio can buy a new tent.
Paddy Grindlay gives us an account of the Tiges victory in the style of a running report – in play. Nervous in the third, Paddy?
Ironmike reacts to the “Poor Us” cry from the Sydney Swans.
Peter Baulderstone thinks that no club is better suited to Good Friday footy than Carlton. The answers to all the Blue’s problems were contained in Monty Python’s “Life of Bryce”.
Dennis Gedling relives a great Quarter Final between Brazil and France from the searing heat of Mexico ’86.