The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round 10

Greetings Tipsters Upset. The Oxford online defines upset as: Verb 1 – make (someone) unhappy, disappointed, or worried; 2 – knock (something) over; 3 – cause disorder in; disrupt: 4 – shorten and thicken the end or edge of (a metal bar, wheel rim, or other object), especially by hammering or pressure when heated; Noun [Read more]

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Nine

Greetings Tipsters Working long hours at strange times of the day does not make for an environment conducive to watching three hours of football four times a weekend. This could also make it difficult to write a football column, but being clueless has never stopped me from doing anything before.

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Eight

Greetings Tipsters Isn’t it about time we put the Fuschias out of their collective misery? It can’t be good for us, having to bear witness to their tragedy on a weekly basis. They’re incompetent on every level imaginable, even the bootstudder has lost a few fingers, his paws resemble those of a 1950s canecutter.

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Seven

Greetings Tipsters Instinct is important in itself, but more important is knowing when to go with it. Works in all sorts of situations, whether a mate introduces you to his new girlfriend and the sirens blare and emergency lights flash “Noooo, don’t do it!” or your sister introduces you to her new boyfriend and he’s [Read more]

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Six

Greetings Tipsters I’ve watched the football on teev in many places, from my loungeroom to an open-air bar in Asia, but before Sunday, I’d never watched it in the Commanding Officer’s cabin of a heavily-armed warship. Perky Girl and I were given a tour of the ship by the CO and I was much taken [Read more]

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Five

Greetings Tipsters That was one bloody long weekend of football. It seems like an age since Perky Girl and I woke up, stumbled to the loungeroom to flick on the big screen and catch Collingwood and Essendon going at it hammer and tongs. It was a cracker of a game, struck me that the 4&20s [Read more]

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Four

  by Earl O’Neill Greetings Tipsters I was pretty damned close to Gary Rohan when he broke his leg but among our group, Robert, Shane and Tim were just that bit closer and they heard the bone snap. Tim picked it immediately. “I know that sound”, a broken arm sending him into premature retirement late [Read more]

Sydney Musings

I was beginning to think I’d lost almost all enthusiasm for Australian Football.  Barely skimming the news, catching a few minutes of a game here and there, a near-unbridgeable four points off the leader in the tipping comp. It doesn’t help being a Swans fan.  Early this season, they cost me a mobile phone; hurled [Read more]

Happy families, but not when it comes to the Swannies

Bloody hell, the Swans should have made a bit more of an effort for Dad’s Seventy-Sixth birthday.   We should have switched the teev off fourteen minutes into the first term.  Three goals, one, to one behind, things were looking good.  Then Prinz Eugen marked, dead in front, and three minutes later, the ODNBs had [Read more]