Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: D. Menzel, J. Cowan and the faith of a footy club

J. Dunne is impressed with Geelong’s willingness to stick by Daniel Menzel and Josh Cowan.

Round 19 – Geelong v Western Bulldogs: Time Stands Still in Cat country

Boundary Rider celebrates a Geelong night, glorying in the careers of two favourite sons, and happy to be part of a community happy in its own skin and in its own time warp.

Almanac Silly Buggers: Hail the brave half-marathoners of the Great Ocean Road

J Dunne and C Allan completed the half marathon the other day and wound up in the drink (not on the drink) with a couple of renowned athletes.

AFL Round 13 – Brisbane v Geelong: Thank goodness for the Ararat trots

The Boundary Rider was on the Gold Coast on Sunday night…he thinks.

A grand Friday night of Cats and Caviar

THE bride aside, the two greatest joys in life are watching the equine athlete in battle and investing on the outcome (the punt), along with watching the mighty Cats in full flight. As the Geelong faithful enveloped the stands at the G on Friday night and belted out We Are Geelong The Greatest Team Of [Read more]

Pies, Joffa and Barry Manilow on Grand Final day in Vegas

How Nick saved me from Mandy In many years to come football fans around the globe will remember exactly where they were when the siren brought down the curtain on the 2010 drawn AFL Grand Final. That’s the way it is with drawn grand finals. I recall officiating over Bay 13 in a green coat [Read more]

AFL Round 14: The big game from The Liars in Broadbeach

By John Dunne THE 6.10 airbus out of Tullamarine bound for the Gold Coast on Saturday morning housed a healthy contingent of the Richmond faithful. Donning beanies and scarves, the Tigers supporters were more than happy to combine the Surfers winter sunshine with an honorable loss to Adelaide later that night at Carrara. There was [Read more]

Footy yarn: Never under-estimate the importance of the ladder in football

By John Dunne   YOU can never underplay the relevance of the ladder in football. And while it may be stating the obvious, it was rammed home to me in no uncertain terms back in the late 1980s. I was domiciled in the hub of north-east Victoria in a place called Wangaratta and in the [Read more]