Running, Somewhere in Holland

Andy Fuller tells how he has become a committed distance runner in the Netherlands. The wind, rain and cold is stiffer competition than the journey.

‘Black and Proud’ : A Review

The impacts of Collingwood and St Kilda’s round four clash of the 1993 AFL season at Victoria Park still resonate over 20 years later. It was a day that Nicky Winmar and Gilbert McAdam made a stand against entrenched racism in Australian sport, with Winmar’s declaration of pride immortalised by both Wayne Ludbey and John Feder. Andy Fuller reviews ‘Black and Proud: The Story of an Iconic AFL Photo’.

Retro Football and the Footscray Bulldogs

On recent trip home to Australia from his work commitments in Holland, Tiger fan and Andy Fuller paid a visit to the Whitten Oval to soak up the culture and to gain an understanding of the Bulldogs’ identity.

Death in Yogya

The tragic death of a young soccer supporter has caused much discussion about fan culture in Indonesia.

Marathoning the Rotterdam

Rotterdam may not have the reputation or international pull of cities such as London, New York and Paris, but as a marathon-city it has a fine reputation. Andy Fuller reports on a crowd-pleasing event where music meets sponsors meets philanthropy, celebrating individuality and solidarity.

Doing Boxing

Andy Fuller discusses Loic Wacquant’s book, Body and Soul: notebooks of an apprentice boxer and considers the place of boxing in footy and the broader community.

Fan stories

Andy Fuller analyses Dugald Jellie’s series of essays Tiger Tiger Burning Bright which appeared weekly for much of 2013, and laments the attitude of the self-important who failed to appreciate them. [Reminds me of a section of Richard Ford’s novel The Sportswriter which is no faint praise – Ed]

Memories of Footy

This is a seriously thoughtful piece about footy. [This requires careful reading: in the section which may appear offensive, please do not mistake the voice of the crowd for the position of the author. Ed.]