This is the most important piece Old Dog has ever written for the Footy Almanac. Everybody should read it.
Old Dog catches up with Brian Brown, father of Jonathan, in south-western Victoria.
Some of Matt Zurbo’s characteristic observations – this time on the Doggies tribe, loyalty and ways to survive. ["If Jesus were buried in a Doggies jumper he'd come back in an Essendon one". - nice line, Ed]
Matt Zurbo gives us a hint at what he’s been doing for the last 18 months, and requests assistance.
Old Dog and friend are having a kick at Princes Park as the northerly picks up.
As he observes a lower-grade park cricket match, Matt Zurbo identifies with the pace of the game.
So what is the omen that has guaranteed Turbo Zurbo’s local club a premiership?
Matt Zurbo celebrates the very human Kerry O’Keeffe in this tribute.
Interesting observation of the changing meaning of footy – even at grass roots level.
In this piece The Old Dog talks about how much is lost in a town and a club without the next generation breathing life into the place.
Matt Zurbo is not a cricketer, but he has played a few times. [some interesting reflections on the game, and a nice comparison with footy - Ed]
Matt Zurbo has nailed the perfect kick – once or twice in millions.
The Grand Final left Matt Zurbo mightily unsatisfied.
Matt Zurbo, his Dad and the Richmond footy club expunge the rubbish.
Matt Zurbo has written and illustrated a children’s book about footy. It’s a beauty.
Matt Zurbo celebrates the AFL club songs. [Warning: includes Good Old Collingwood.]
There is no separation of Church and State on this one. Matt Zurbo says that there are a few factors at work in the Milne case, and at times the wrong considerations are driving understanding and decision-making.
When Matt Zurbo’s rib is broken by big Bourkie in the twos, the Old Dog is told to retire. You can imagine his response.
Matt Zurbo (who has played over 500 games of local footy) has picked his Team of the Century of blokes who haven’t had a run in the AFL. He invites you to nominate a few champions you know, have played with, have seen. Today he’s after ruckmen, ruck rovers, rovers, a coach (and he’s nominated a few on his bench as well).