Fearless – Round 12: Can the Brayshaw knockers take a hike?

Glenn Archer said it best on Wednesday night’s Footy Show: people who don’t realise this need to know that without James Brayshaw, we (North Melbourne) would be on the Gold Coast. Pretty simple scenario really… At the Dallas Brooks Hall back in November 2007, I saw James Brayshaw take the podium and basically give the [Read more]

Rd 11 2012 FEARLESS – Bye week 1…the mid season draft does have appeal, your club’s list may need some work or top up players…

BYE: Adelaide, Brisbane, GWS, North Melbourne, West Coast, Western Bulldogs  (In racecalling mode…) Coming into the straight Corio Hoops is going neck and neck with the Navy Juddernaut; jockey Best Selwood cracks the whip on Corio Hoops after sliding head movements and Navy Juddernaut has fallen a neck behind. Trainers Scott Brother and Ratts Ears [Read more]

Fearless, Round 9: Melbourne has copped enough! Focus elsewhere please…seriously it’s like shooting fish in a barrel

Having set a dubious precedent (players with sleeve tatts don’t squib, do they?), Josh Hunt and his Cats took on the Dogs in the Little River Hoon Cup. Weather jibes aside, a reasonably tight game saw Stevie J put on a clinic to assist the Cats get home by 20pts. The Cats’ cream rose but [Read more]

I didn’t know ducks had a team in the AFL…

FEARLESS (6) – Didn’t know ducks had a team in the AFL… Collingwood was staring down the barrel of defeat against a spirited Bulldogs outfit as the round got underway on Friday Night at Etihad. The Dogs had got off to a flyer before the Pies had pegged them back. Ryan Griffen had the ball [Read more]

Lest we forget ANZAC Day – timeless lessons for all

Collingwood v Essendon – surprise – kicked off the round on Wednesday as The Last Post gave way to a 90,000+ roar. Anyone who doubts the rationale of the AFL – $$$ maximisation – will continue to question why these two teams get the gig. The rest sit back, watch and enjoy or dismiss. This [Read more]

Rd 4 2012 FEARLESS – Bad injuries weekend. A couple of broken legs etc…

Ross Lyon returned to Etihad Stadium as the Fremantle coach on Friday night against the Saints. The boos were there from the St.Kilda faithful but Ross remained calm enough to plot a purple victory. Stephen Hill played his first blinder in Melbourne after promising for a while. A tight contest all night saw the Dockers [Read more]

The Blues might be the real deal

  Rd 3 2012 FEARLESS – The Blues might be the real deal..February woes -what?  by Paul Thomson Carlton inflicted Friday 13th woes on Collingwood from the start until the end, in a game that was supposed to confirm whether the Blues were the real deal. A 1o goal win saw Eddie Betts led the [Read more]

All hail the Ross scallop pie, especially en route to the footy in Hobart

FEARLESS – Could it get any worse for the Demons? We hope not…   Carlton headed north to the Gabba confident that the preseason woes were behind them. As if to emphasise this, Eddie Betts took two screamers, both requiring Air Traffic Control’s permission to land. After an even first half, the Murphy-led Blues exercised [Read more]

Let the season start.

Rd 1 2012 FEARLESS – Finally enough of the sideshow, let the season start!   Given that in 2011 there was a break between the LAB Cup Grand Final and the start of the season, Zeus and his henchmen running the AFL decided to give their lovechild, the Fi Fy Fo Fums, a free kick [Read more]

Fearless: Here endeth the season! There can be only one…

  Grand Final: COLLINGWOOD V GEELONG MCG Saturday Afternoon by Paul Thomson Whilst the AFL heavies determined whether to leave the Meatloaf out in the rain, the rest of us were hoping that maybe the words of 70s classic ‘Macarthur Park’ would inspire action. True to form Meatloaf, imitated the cake and went off in the [Read more]