Footscray’s Fightback in 1989

This piece was first published in 2011. Remarkably it was written by Domenic Favata when he was in Grade 9. It’s topical again, given the Doggies premiership. The Fight Back of 1989 is also the topic of a piece by Melbourne barrister Rob Heath in The Doggies Almanac 2016 which is available now.

AFL Round 9 – Richmond v Essendon: Tigers caught snoozing in Dreamtime game

A sluggish Richmond took the Dreamtime concept literally, writes Domenic Favata. Both sides were flat and lazy initially, but it was Essendon that woke up thanks to the brilliant efforts of Jobe Watson.

AFL Round 5 – Fremantle v Richmond: An all too familiar tale

To lose the game by one point is perhaps the worst feeling in the world, says Dom Favata.


I’m not sure who has the worse culture, Rising Reporter Dom Favata asks, the Melbourne Football Club or the Australian Cricket Team? He answers it by noting that Melbourne now have a lower percentage than Shane Watson’s batting average.

Australian sport struck by reality

Domenic Favata doesn’t want to turn into a cynic but there are a lot of things in sport at the moment which have challenged his youthful innocence.