Footy Poetry – Hanger

Damian Balassone on Ashley Sampi. A nod to past and present events.

Footy Poetry: Mongrel Punt Proverb

Proverbially succinct advice from Damian Balassone.

1987 Australian Open Final

Damian Balassone on a tennis great’s unfortunately timed meal of meringue, cream and fruit.

Ode to Simon Prestigiacomo

Damian Balassone measures his metre perfectly with this ode to one of the Black and Whites’ too often unheralded, underrated and unassuming servants, ‘Presti’.

Almanac Poetry: Animal Enclosure

Another footy poem from Damian Balassone, this time about a stoush between The Kid and Spud.

Oh, Darrell Hair

Darrell has a bad Hair day, as Damian Balassone conveys.

The Dancing Footballers

Poetry in motion, the dancing footballers.

TAB Epigram

Wilde about the flutter! The latest from wordsmith Damian Balassone.

Sports Role Models

Damian Balassone’s poem on the differing facets of role models in sport.

The Gambler at the Guillotine

Damian Balassone’s latest offering provides a cutting edge view of the perils of the punt.

Strange Game in a Strange Land

Poet Damian Balassone delivers us another beautiful footy poem.

The Black and White Song and Dance

Damian Balassone takes us on a beautiful familial journey of joining the Collingwood faithful via Abruzzo, Dights Falls and Victoria Park with thanks to his late father, Donato.

My Favourite Helen

Only one Helen can top the list in poet Damian Balassone’s opinion…

Johnny Warren’s Wig

The latest whimsy from Damian Balassone on Johnny Warren’s Wig.

When Alex Rance….

Lance, Rance, and Ray are set to verse.

Adam Goodes vs. Daniel Wells

Well, if you like to play with words, you’d have to say that this is good! Damian Balassone gets cute.

Almanac Teams: The Smiths

Damian Balassone keeps the recent Almanac Teams bonanza going with a team made up of that most common of monikers, Smith

Almanac Teams: Follically Challenged Left-Footers

Damian Balassone presents a team inspired by not just left footers, but those lacking in the upstairs dermal department too.

The Night Footballer

Whimsy from our Poet at the Desk, Damian Balassone.

Cricket Caste System

Some cricket poetry from our Poet at the Desk, Damian Balassone.