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).
In this second part of Old Dog’s interview with Fred Wooller he hears of Polly, Bobby and the 1963 Grand Final victory.
Matt Zurbo with the first part of his chat with Geelong premiership skipper Fred Wooller. (Note the unlikely reference to ten-pin bowling.)
Let’s get this straight, Billy Williams is a champion. You think so the minute you meet him. Triple South Melbourne best and fairest, Bloods Team of the Century member, Australian Rules Hall of Fame. The only surviving Swan from the Bloodbath Grand Final. A ripper jag of titles, but there’s something more to [Read more]
Matt Zurbo has a chat with North premiership player Ross Henshaw.
Matt Zurbo is compiling a book of footy interviews and is looking for some assistance. (Interesting project – ed)
Our town is a small thing. Three shops and an empty pub long. The centre of our rural community. Dairy, logging, and a sprinkling of vineyards. It has double the population most people think it has. But nobody sees the tree changers.
Kids books are funny things. Sometimes I write a few on days I get rained out in the bush. It’s all stories. Footy, playing it, is full of experiences, stories. So is going to a game to support. You want to write. Do. Live life and stories will follow. Sometimes, even, the inspiration [Read more]