One for the ages

Brisbane Roar vs Central Coast Mariners 2-2 full time 4-2 on penalties Lang Park 13/3/2011 Crowd 50 128 By Hamish Townsend The problem with soccer in Australia is that it has no weight. Thousands of people like me love the game, but having wiped their ethnic history and any sense of tribalism it feels like [Read more]

No mojo

by Hamish Townsend Day 4 There was not a moment of Day Four which will be remembered in any highlights reel, next to nothing happened for the entire day. However, when the story of the 2010 Ashes is written day four at the Gabba will be marked as the day Australia discovered, unless they change [Read more]

AFL Finals–Week 1: Lions overrun Blues on a memorable, multi-code night in Brisbane

Converting the locals one win at a time.

Fifth Test, Day 2: Australia set to fall from perch

By Hamish Townsend All the talk of pitches and selection were put to bed by a spell of line and length by Stuart Broad that saw eight Australian wickets fall in the middle session and may have seen the little red urn returned to English hands with three days to play.

Collingwood Find Some Form in the Reclink Cup

by Hamish Townsend There’s a point near the roundabout at Keele St and Gold where the wind changes to gusts. Local inns call with a false warmth and hospitality; The Leinster and The Bendigo either side or retreat to the Curry Family or Robbie Burns and its Spanish restaurant. This point is where the black [Read more]

Autumnal Bliss

Autumn is the real season of love in Melbourne. The revolting heat of an uncouth summer has been relaced by beautiful mid-twenties sunny warmth and cool nights; short sleeves and jeans weather. Easter Thursday (is there really such a thing?) was a perfect example of one of these Melbourne autumn days and like any good writer [Read more]