AFL Round 13 – Essendon v Melbourne:`The Late Winner´

From his Berlin vantage point, Sam Laffy saw two thrillers in two sports on the weekend. He even cracked a smile at Checkpoint Charlie.

AFL Round 12 – GWS v Essendon: Sluggish

Sun-bathing Sam Laffy summons the energy to file a match report from a beach in Split, Croatia. Of course.

Round 11 – Essendon v Richmond: Reinvigorated

From a hot medicinal spa in Budapest, Sam gets rid of the after-effects of the Alcoholympics while watching Essendon return life to their own season.

AFL Round 9 – Essendon v Sydney: Tangier Time

If you see the Essendon forward line, say hello. Travelling world safari correspondent Sam Laffy files from Tangier, where goats’ heads abound and chicken is rapidly cooked. Could Essendon learn from the markets of Morocco?

AFL Round 8 – Brisbane v Essendon: The Bullfight

Our man in Madrid takes in the local sport while keeping up with his Dons from the other side of the world.

AFL Round 7 – Essendon v Western Bulldogs: The Hostel Experience

Sam lives on the edge: unwanted guests, unpredictable conditions and unpleasant experiences …. and when he’s not watching the Bombers, he negotiates the world’s hostels.

AFL Round 6 – Essendon v Collingwood: Lest We Forget ANZAC Day 2014

Sam keeps an eye on the Bombers from afar. [Oh to be free as a bird in Europe again – Ed]

AFL Round 18 – Essendon v Hawthorn: Buddy Hell

Buddy beats up on Essendon for fun. Friday night was no exception.

AFL Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: Déjà Vu

Jobe Watson’s display against West Coast reminded Sam of a brilliant Hird performance against the same team after a similar week in the spotlight.

AFL Round 12 – Essendon v Gold Coast: Play it again, Joe

Sam was worried – Essendon’s form against the expansion clubs isn’t good, and the Suns were actually in form. Then along came Joe.

AFL Round 11 – Essendon v Carlton: A Report Card

Schoolteacher Sam presents Essendon’s mid-year report card. The Bombers have demonstrated the ability to use formulas to problem-solve, most recently applying the following function: (R + C + H) + CC + 3MG = EV.

Round 8: Essendon vs. Brisbane – Mayday! We’re going down!

See the Bombers fly up! Hang on, looks like they could crash – again!

AFL Round 6 – Essendon v GWS Giants: Bring Back Kyle Reimers

With the Bombers down at half=time, the Essendon faithful asked: Who would be our Reimers today? Which fringe player would break out and deliver the expected win?

AFL Round 5 Essendon v Collingwood: Ruminations of a Footballing Tragic

Bombers fan Sam couldn’t make it to the G for ANZAC Day, but provides great insight from his mum’s couch.

AFL Round 4 – St Kilda v Essendon: A Spiritual High

The text for Sam’s sermon is taken from various books of the Windy Hill tome.

AFL Round 3 – Fremantle v Essendon: What a big week its been in football

It was an emotional win for the Essendon Football Club. You couldn’t help but feel it.

AFL Round 2 – Essendon v Melbourne: A comedic adventure in football

Melbourne reminds Sam of a bad sketch comedy outfit, 22 individuals desperately hoping their efforts produce a cohesive, effective performance. Luckily, the performances at the Melbourne Comedy Festival were more professional.