Carlton’s Most Important

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.

AFL Round 5 – Essendon v St Kilda: Bathing in the glory of unexpected happiness

“We had to sit up with the gods, and it was OK because tonight they were on our side,” writes Sainter Yvette Wroby.

WAFL Round 5: Not a good Friday for aligned teams

Les Everett reports on Round 5 of the WAFL.

AFL Round 5 – Essendon v St Kilda: I’m onto you Bomber!

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.

AFL Round 5 – Essendon v St Kilda: Saints heavenly; Dons bomb.

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.

AFL Round 4 2014 Reports

All the reports from Round 4, 2014.

AFL Round 5 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Honey, I’m home.

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)

AFL Round 5 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Oily skins and intelligent hands

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.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 57-The Battle of Berne (1954)

Dennis Gedling tells how the beautiful game became the vicious game for a 1954 Quarter Final between Catholic Brazil and Communist Hungary.

AFL Round 5 – Brisbane v Richmond: The Gift of the Gabba

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]

Surely we have paid for our sins

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’s Racing: From the Fallen Log

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.

AFL Round 5 – Brisbane v Richmond: Wish We Had Jonathan Brown

Paddy Grindlay gives us an account of the Tiges victory in the style of a running report – in play. Nervous in the third, Paddy?

Success through excess

Ironmike reacts to the “Poor Us” cry from the Sydney Swans.

Good Friday Blues: Life of Bryce

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”.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 59-Brilliant Brazil Blow It Again (1986)

Dennis Gedling relives a great Quarter Final between Brazil and France from the searing heat of Mexico ’86.