Fitzroy at Central Reserve against “The Oblates of Mary Immaculate”

I have been on holidays up in Darwin. It’s the dry season, so the weather up there was perfect. It got down to nineteen at night, and reached thirty every day, with never a cloud in the sky. Today I went out to Central Reserve, to watch the Redders (Fitzroy) take on Mazenod and, while [Read more]

Thirty six umpires, three players and the twin slit experiment

Mark invited me into the MCC Members to watch Brisbane take on Hawthorn. Mark and I met at University and have been going to the football together for over thirty years. We were originally Fitzroy fans and are now Brisbane Lions members. Like all long term relationships our level of passion has waxed and waned. [Read more]

The Punic War, Bryce McGain, and Fitzroy at Bluff Road

I took Friday arvo off. The Cricket Society had a lunch at the Kelvin Club with Bryce McGain the guest of honour. As you all know, anything less than four hours is not lunch, merely the taking of sustenance, merely the warding off the evils of hunger. It just left no time to get back [Read more]

Fitzroy move to second and don’t worry about bleeding

That wanker, and recipient of a medal from that great promoter of democracy and freedom the USSR, Manning Clark banged on about “blood on the wattle” in his History of Australia. On Saturday there was blood on the table in front of me. There was blood on the tablecloth in front of me. There was [Read more]

Diagnostic Criteria for Obsessive Compulsive Cricket Disorder

A: Obsessions (1) Recurrent and persistent ideas, thoughts, impulses or images that are experienced, at least initially as intrusive and senseless e.g. batsman tormented by thoughts that he should walk or an umpire having recurrent fears of getting the ball count wrong, leading to taking out two ball counters.(Crawley Subtype: See Appendix Four) (2) The [Read more]

Redders v Monash

Second preference, second preference, second preference; this was the chant (taunt) we old Redders used to inflict on students from Monash. You see we never considered that there was more than one uni in Melbourne. This University was in Parkville and was the home of the Reds. Monash was the southern outreach program of Kew [Read more]

Close Roy victory like pulling teeth.

by Derrinalphil   Had a bloke come into see me on Saturday morning. He needed a tooth out and having a look at the radiograph, I thought to myself, “piece of cake.” This looks easy and it started out that way. He went numb straight away and the top of the tooth came away as [Read more]