A draw or a Fixture by John Sandy

  Some months ago when stuck in a car with three kids on the road to nowhere I bored my wife by creating a couple of possible options for ‘the league’ to create a fair and transparent fixture draw that was based on a formula depending on where teams finished the previous season.   A [Read more]

Father-son combo gets Pies over the line

  Collingwood v Brisbane Round 22 MCG by John Sandy First against fifteenth, on paper this looked like a one sided affair. Collingwood had a number of players out; with Maxwell and Wellingham joining Shaw and Dawes on the sidelines as well as Davis, Krakouer and Johnson all rested to recover from niggles. For Collingwood [Read more]

Maggies let their football do the talking

By John Sandy Round 17 Carlton v Collingwood I am someone who believes that you don’t choose your football team but it is something that is given to you at birth. In my case, my father grew up in Clifton Hill within walking distance of Vic Park and so all of his children simply followed [Read more]

Pies slaughter Roos

by John Sandy   Collingwood v North, ten past one on a Sunday is not your traditional start time. With that I decided to do something a bit different so my 6 year old, Wil, and I spent the morning at the Vic market and State Library before having kick in Birrarung Marr before strolling [Read more]