Jack takes down his old man

There is a point where every father relinquishes alpha male sporting status to his son. Craig did not expect this to occur when his first born was only five years old!

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Well, I didn’t see that coming!

The Sydney Swans fairytale season has come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Cats. Craig Dodson was as shocked as most Swans fans (and neutrals) with the result and the performance.

Elimination Final Preview – Sydney v Essendon: More than belief

For Craig Dodson this September is about more than mere belief. He knows something, he thinks.

Round 19 – Hawthorn v Sydney: I only have two words to say about Hawthorn…

Craig Dodson went to the extreme of a media following Sydney’s loss to arch rivals Hawthorn.

Round 16 – Sydney v Gold Coast: Finding balance on the tightrope

Craig Dodson watched the game at home surrounded by two sons in Bulldogs jumpers. The Swans had another impressive win and look to be surging towards a finals spot.

Round 13 – Richmond v Sydney: I Believe

2017 has been the ultimate roller coaster for the Sydney Swans. Craig Dodson was exhausted and euphoric by the end of the game against Richmond.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Sydney: I am not cheer squad material

Sydney Swans proved to be far too good for North Melbourne, making Craig’s journey to the game despite tiredness so worth it.

The Auskick Files – Week 2

Craig Dodson thinks that his Auskick coaching skills could be easily transferable to the big leagues – watch out John Longmire.

Round 3 – Sydney v Collingwood: A test for all concerned

Craig Dodson has not written off the Swans despite a less that impressive start to year. Write them off at your peril.

The Auskick Files – Week 1

A new AFL season means another year of Auskick. Craig Dodson begins the Auskick journey with his son Jack.

Nadal v Federer – why we love an epic contest

Having given the game of tennis away after the indiscretions of Kyrgios and Tomic, Craig Dodson finds joy in an epic on Rod Laver between Federer and Nadal.

You never forget your first cricket bat

Craig Dodson takes four year old Jack to his local cricket centre where he hopes to ignite some enthusiasm while kitting him up. Learn of the Kookaburra Kahuna and other cricketing delights. [Nice observation and memoir – Ed]

Almanac Cricket: Who wants to be an off-spinner?

Following Nathan Lyon’s toil and turmoil at the WACA, Craig Dodson offers support as a member of the Offies’ Club.

Grand Final Sydney v Western Bulldogs: the final kick in the guts

Craig Dodson is a lone Swan living in the western suburbs of Melbourne, trying his best to swim against a powerful rip current. How much more can he take?

Almanac Cricket: A Poor Batsman’s Guide to Scoring a Century

You never forget your first. Here’s Craig Dodson’s

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: The lonely walk out of the MCG

A Swans fan living in Melbourne’s west: Craig Dodson’s grand final experience.

Finals Week 1 – Sydney v GWS: Preview

Craig Dodson resurrects his old woolly Swans jumper and reflects on the journey as they prepare for the qualifying final.

Father’s Day

A great Father’s Day yarn from Craig Dodson about parenting, sport and the perfect moments in between [And a Brian Lake sighting!].

Round 21 – St Kilda v Sydney: Oh, to be twenty one again

Reflective and thought-provoking; it was a family night for Craig Dodson, “sitting in the back-seat of the family station wagon for the first time in about 15 years” en route to Docklands.

Round 15 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: still looking for a cat to kick!

Craig Dodson returns to the SCG to watch his Swans for the first time since 2000 and the defeat to the Bulldogs is a loss that hurts and an opportunity lost.