Strange Rain

A punting windfall as expressed by Damian Balassone in his poem.

Virat Kohli

Damian Balassone has a thought or two about Virat Kohli.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: My new umbrella

Despite the weather initially gloomy and the traffic bothersome, Damian Balassone was glad to reach the MCG and see his Pies conquer the Cats for a spot in the preliminary final.

Almanac Cricket – Australia’s Narrowest Test Losses: 1981-2019

Damian Balassone details some depressing Test match losses since 1981 by Australian Test Cricket teams.

Poetry: Footy Memorabilia

A brief verse from Damian Balassone on sacred totems.

Footy Language: Talking Clearly, Clearly Classified

Clearly, we have an outbreak of ‘clearly’ usage in footy language. Damian Balasonne examines the phenomenon.

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.