AFL Round 8: Confessions of a football addict

JTH tries to anticipate the way the AFL understands the world by contemplating their decision to develop Monday Night Football. (Our capital F)



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 four. His ambition was to lunch for Australia but it clashed with his other ambition - to shoot his age.


  1. Peter Schumacher says

    I hate to say this, as a Norwood man, but come on Port. Their footy is an absolute pleasure to watch at the moment.

  2. Malcolm Ashwood says

    Spot on JTH it is a case of relying on addicts but not on free to air tv last night and I only turned on the radio to get the score a couple of times , my main interest in the game was hoping , Carlton would lose just for the peoples elbow to go troppo .
    No thanks re Monday night footy . I can’t go as far as Peter has above as a Norwood man but they are playing bloody well . White has been a win for the power and loss for the tigers more than any 1 could have imagined . Thanks JTH

  3. Mathilde de Hauteclocque says

    I confess it too … only us Sydney siders weren’t quite as lucky. Rolled in from work, fed the child protein and veg, did the early wash up in anticipation … and found 7Mate was no mate of mine. Nope, no Monday footy for Sydney. Only pop-stars and dreams or … other people’s walls falling down or … amateur cooks and … more dreams.

  4. Andrew Starkie says

    this season and the afl need Port to win the whole bloody thing. Just like the Dogs nearly did in 97 and Saints nearly didin 2010. Something to give life and hope again to a comp really struggling.

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