Father Time

Paul Chapman was and always will be great. Three premierships, one Norm Smith, one Carji Greeves, two all-Australian teams, countless crunch-time goals and a booty of hard-man qualities. Not bad for a 31st draft pick. Indeed, to watch Chappy rise this year above premature forecasts of his demise is a credit to the man, his [Read more]

Brock McLame

There’s no doubt that Jesse Stringer’s recent effort has rocked us off our moral high horse down at KP, but surely Carlton’s Brock McLean takes the AFL knob-jockey award for his social media antics this week. For the uninformed, McLean tweeted “Today can f*ck right off”, to which one of his followers responded (with great humour) [Read more]

For Whom The Bell Tolls

Is it possible to have stretch marks on your heart? The tension and pressure of the final minutes of front running were almost too much for the mortal system of The Terrace. Not so for the inspiring and inspired performers of the GFC. Like the extraordinary waves that lashed the surf coast the week before, [Read more]

The other Gary Ablett

  by Hamish Cameron On Monday, a Gary Ablett of a different kind passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was 46, played for Liverpool and was later controversially transferred to Everton. Ablett scored in his first match and won two championships and the FA Cup during his spell with Liverpool, and became [Read more]

For the record(s)…the ones created at Kardinia Park on Saturday

If you didn’t view the carnage at KP on Saturday, you can view each goal – blow by blow – here. For the more statistically orientated amongst us, read on… 1. The only match where a team scored 50 points or more each quarter.Hawthorn in round 20, 1992 v Essendon scored 55,55,57 and 49. Fitzroy [Read more]


Christensendom noun – the worldwide body or society of Christensens. – the Christensen world : the greatest church in Christensendom. Damien was born, Marty rose, Allen has been dropped – but will come again! Ahhh, we all love a father-son combo, no less an uncle-nephew trinity. And what better way to celebrate the return of [Read more]


From my blog, www.theterrace.com.au forsake |f?r?s?k; fôr-| verb ( past -sook |-?so?k|; past part. -saken |-?s?k?n|) [ trans. ] chiefly poetic/literary abandon (someone or something) : he would never forsake The Gary Ablett Terrace | [as adj. ] ( forsaken) figurative a piece of concrete at Kardinia Park. renounce or give up (something valued or [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Storm fans need another Lazarus moment

Rugby league isn’t my game of choice. In fact, I can honestly say I’ve never been to one solitary game in any of my 33 years. My first real sense of association with it was at an unlikely event on a glorious spring day in 1999. North Melbourne had won the flag the day before, [Read more]

Local Footy: Demise of Benalla District league spark cherished memories in sad circumstances

By Hamish Cameron Last Sunday, Bonnie Doon went back-to-back winning the final Benalla and District league premiership by 15 goals against Swanpool.  After more than 60 years in existence, the league will now disband, leaving five clubs to go their separate ways. For posterity’s sake, now is a good time to reflect on playing for [Read more]

Local Footy: Benalla and District league’s demise is a sad event in country footy

By Hamish Cameron This September, spare a thought for Victoria’s smallest football league. After years of conjecture and a recent review by the Victorian Country Football League administration, the Benalla and District Football League has been deemed unsustainable. Therefore, following the finals, the league will disband – after more than 60 years of blood, sweat, [Read more]