Old Dog watches Friday night footy and has some observations about physicality, umpiring, electric energy and bar crowds.
Old Dog is in a Melbourne pub with his girlfriend. He’s impressed with the Giants but less impressed with how self-absorbed footy fans are in the city. [Interesting life and footy observations – Ed]
Matt Zurbo loves it when umpires come across as real and genuine. [And he’s inviting them to pop in for a beer – Ed]
Bryan, a mate of Matt Zurbo’s, died in an accident the other day. He was a great fella as Old Dog explains in this tribute.
The Old Dog finds Christmas in March, with a pre-season message for everyone.
Matt Zurbo continues his training series – Training for 6
Another skillful set of training drills from the master trainer Matt Zurbo.
So many moments make up a passage of footy, a quarter of footy, a game of footy, a season of footy, the history of footy. Matt Zurbo has found a Dick Clay moment in the ’74 Grand Final which continues to inspire him.
There has to be a reason for every drill. Even if only three turn up on a foggy Tuesday night. Matt Zurbo’s excellent ‘Training for six’ series continues…
Matt Zurbo shows that footy training can be varied and fun, even when there are only two of you. Everything you need to know to lock up the B&F next season.
Matt Zurbo’s “Training for six” series kicks off with a beauty: footy training for one. [If it is to be it is up to me – Ed].
Matt Zurbo is sick of coaching manuals for full lists of players. What about those cold, foggy Tuesdays when only six turn up? Those six deserve some thought.
An Almanac classic. Matt Zurbo watches Friday night’s preliminary final in a Kings Cross. Outstanding analysis. Engaging description. Fine writing.
Matt Zurbo wraps up his series on coaching tips and gives some final advice.
Matt Zurbo on the importance of the communication between a coach and his kids away from the game.
Matt Zurbo on how to deal with kids who are being pushed for senior footy.
Matt Zurbo on how to teach the kids about preparation and planning.
Matt Zurbo continues his series on coaching kids. Here he gives some ideas on how to teach kids about strategy.
Matt Zurbo on how to coach the kids who struggle with the basic skills of football.