Bathurst, 2004

Earl O’Neill takes us back a decade and a half to Bathurst and ponders modern V8 supercars, motorcycle vs car enthusiasts and the spaces between.

Grand Final – Richmond v GWS: Shock and awe

Unfortunately for Earl O’Neill his Monaros were left stranded on the track as the Tigers raced away to win the 2019 AFL Grand Final.

Evolution of a Monaros fan

How did Earl O’Neill come to barrack for the Monaros? [That would be the GWS Giants – Ed]

The 2019 Brett Deledio Cup.

Earl O’Neill is rapt his Monaros will compete against the Tigers next weekend for the 2019 AFL Premiership Cup.

The Troy Luff Cup

Troy Luff has finally played in a premiership, at the tender age of 49. Earl O’Neill is pretty happy about that.

The 2019 ‘Spud’ Frawley Cup – Semi Finals

Earl O’Neill, from his incomparable perspective, presents his thoughts surrounding Week 2 of the finals.

Finals Week 1 – Monaros v Footscray: Where has this performance been hiding?

Earl O’Neill put his characteristic touches on this report from the Giants impressive win over the Bulldogs in their elimination final.

A life, well lived and well loved.

Earl O’Neill pays a wonderful tribute to his Perky Girl’s incredible mother, Esme Beer, for a life well lived and well loved.

Damien Lovelock, 1954-2019

Earl O’Neill pays tribute to Damien Lovelock, a man of intelligence and creativity, who was such a part of the Sydney music and sport scene. For Earl, the Celibate Rifles and Damien were such an anchor of Sydney life. [Terrific piece – Ed]

Je m’en fous

As always, Earl O’Neill presents his thought provoking comments on sport, and other odds’n’ends, in his carefree and inimitable style as you will see.

Almanac Life – Growing up with cars

Earl O’Neill looks back over three generations of family life through the perspective of the cars they owned and drove. It’s a testament to both change and its increasing pace over the last century.

Hey Charger!

Earl O’Neill reports about the development of his favourite Australian car, the Valiant E49 Charger, as his story explains. What is your favourite car?

I was a teenage coach

Earl O’Neill responds to the sacking of Brendon Bolton in his usual salient and erudite manner.

The 2019 Nicola Tesla Cup

With tongue firmly in cheek, Earl O’Neill has come up with some cracking suggestions for our great game. What do you think of his proposals?

Onya, Tom!

Earl O’Neill offers his thoughts about Tom Boyd’s recent retirement.

The 2019 Grantland Rice Cup

Earl O’Neill scans the footy writing landscape for writers he likes to read. He’s found he has to dig deep.

Round Seven: The Centesima Rerum Venalium Cup

Earl O’Neill takes a percentage view of the form lines after round 7.

Round 5 – The Neverending Weekend

Does Stephen Silvagni bleed orange? And has Ross Lyon been foxing for 13 years? Earl O’Neill answers these, and many other questions that may not have occurred to you, as he looks back at a weekend that seemingly had no end.

Israel Folau and the right to dissent

Earl O’Neill doesn’t necessarily agree with the contentious comments attributed to Israel Folau recently but he defends the right of an individual to free speech to state their beliefs without any fear or favour.

The 2019 Josephine Baker Cup

Two Rounds into the season and already Earl has sage advice for fans about their club’s prospects for the year. Alert: you may need to have a fortified snifter close to hand!