AFL Round 13 – Preview: Yawn

JTH has a look at the final stanza of the dirge that is the three-week bye period.

About John Harms

JTH is a writer, publisher, speaker, historian. He is publisher and contributing editor of The Footy Almanac and He has written columns and features for numerous publications. His books include Confessions of a Thirteenth Man, Memoirs of a Mug Punter, Loose Men Everywhere, Play On, The Pearl: Steve Renouf's Story and Life As I Know It (with Michelle Payne). He appears (appeared?) on ABCTV's Offsiders. He can be contacted [email protected] He is married to The Handicapper and has three school-age kids - Theo, Anna, Evie. He might not be the worst putter in the world but he's in the worst three. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Rick Kane says

    We are two games away (I believe) from the only game that matters. Hemmingway or Cormac McCarthy or Richard Ford or Miramon Nuervo or Rick Reilly or Christine Brenan couldn’t do as much justice to the game coming up as could the game itself.

    Let these odds and others you recommend play themselves out, while we while the time away until the one that matters. You know the one I’m talking about. It’s the one that will set the scene for the pointy end of, what is succinctly called, the season

  2. You have just put the kiss of death on your mob, Mr Kane. Pride cometh before the fall. The Eagles have their mojo back and will have you eating humble pie tomorrow night.

  3. Rick Kane says

    Maybe Mr PB. My comment didn’t mean to come across as prideful.

    Not to get too lawyery on you but I didn’t say (or mean to imply) the Hawks would win tomorrow (because I wouldn’t have a clue). I merely meant to draw a Catter out on a game that will be of much more importance to the season than tomorrow’s game will (technically today’s game).

    As for eating pie. I do hope I’m eating pie at 10.30pm on Friday night but it better not be that humble crap!


  4. RK – Surely the Hawks can win THAT game in two weeks. SURELY. Or will they find another way to lose? I don’t think there are any ways left.

  5. Rick Kane says

    It’s our mountain Dips and we will make it to the summit!

  6. Andrew Starkie says

    NM – sadly, no hope.

    Howard Settler – ‘It’s not me saying it.’

  7. Andrew Starkie says

    Has this bye been going for the past month? Call me old fashioned, give everyone a week off on the same weekend. Is that too simple. No game at the G this weekend.

  8. The computer generating the ‘arrangement’ has no feel for the game.

    The human operating the computer has even less.

    Notwithstanding over half the games in any given round = YAWN.

  9. DBalassone says

    JTH, Starks, JD, et al; I’m with you on this. 3 weeks of nothingness. It almost feels like the season has finished without a premier being crowned.

  10. Stainless says

    I think JTH’s hibernation was disturbed at around 7.10pm tonight!

  11. Unyawn.

  12. Stainless says

    Could be “Good for Football” !

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