A Day Out at the Footy

VFL – 2nd Semi Final Casey Scorpions vs. Northern Bullants Saturday 4/09/10 On a very wet but surprisingly mild Saturday afternoon that saw NO AFL final match being played in Melbourne, my daughter and I decided to experiment. To take a step back in time and taste the excitement of football at a more ‘local’ [Read more]


Well, I’d been looking forward all week to my Saturday night. Yes, according to my friends and colleagues I live a fairly staid lifestyle but in my little world – a winter’s night in on the couch watching my AFL team followed by the national soccer team at the World Cup IS an enjoyable evening. [Read more]

NIGHTWATCHMAN? – someone please explain

My English immigrant father, having only daughters, raised me with an understanding of cricket; of course when I was growing up test cricket was the dominant form of the game. It is certainly a format for the devoted and over many years of observing and analysing, I have come to enjoy and respect it. While [Read more]

AFL Round 15: Fevola Betts on teamwork

by Jill Scanlon Shower, make rolls, grab drinks and jump in the car. Want to make that midday train. It’s been quite a few weeks since we’ve been able to get to a match and today’s is a favourite clash. My teenagers and I arrive at Ringwood station, oooh –  a car space close to [Read more]

General footy writing: It’s all about confidence

Confidence is very definitely a big element in on-field success in any sport. This weekend, well known football identity Kevin Bartlett, on Saturday morning radio, gave his preview of the Round 10 Fremantle Richmond match. ‘KB’ showed a surprising level of faith in the Tigers, when he said he expected Richmond to win and win [Read more]