“A funny thing happened on the way back to the rotunda” by Brent ‘Tiger’ Crosswell

A big game player par excellence and smarter than your average footballer, Brent ‘Tiger’ Crosswell’s superb knack for writing a footy yarn is as exceptional as it is limited. It’s estimated that Crosswell’s had his words published no more than 20 times all told; with thanks to Almanac contributor Shane Backx here’s one of his gems from The Australian:



Click to view Crosswell’s article from March 1995 (clipping from The Australian via Shane Backx)


  1. Shane John Backx says

    Its a classic as all his are.

  2. Dr Goatboat says

    Lessons there for a few clubs today!

  3. Matt Watson says

    This was getting around Facebook a few days ago…
    Funny stuff!

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