Round 12: Melbourne v Collingwood – ‘Come on…!’

It may surprise some but there just might be more important things in life than footy. Joseph Ryan gives another perspective after a frustrating visit to the ‘G’.

AFLW Round 6 – GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs: No barrier gets in the way of these Giants!

Joseph Ryan believes GWS can go all the way in the 2018 AFLW season and asks, if his Giants have ‘overcome every barrier and knocked off every other challenge they have faced this year, why not one more?’

AFLW Round 1 – Melbourne v GWS: Getting voted off Demon Island

For lifelong Dee’s fan Joseph Ryan, it took a pretty special reason for him to jump on board the Giants in AFLW – though perhaps not reason enough for his Demon loving friends to forgive his treachery!

Round 21 – Melbourne v St Kilda: Peeking out from under the veil of negativity

It was a battle to stay in finals contention, and Melbourne were superior against St Kilda. Seventh spot is currently theirs, can Dees fans get excited for September?

Round 18 – Melbourne v Port Adelaide: A Day out for the Dees – and Dad

Joseph Ryan had a beautiful day at the footy with his Dad and came to the conclusion to make the most of their time together. [A genuinely touching piece, a real reminder of what is important in life – MNQ]

AFLW Round 6 – Collingwood v GWS: Not a good morning for the Giants

Joseph Ryan found it tough to watch the Collingwood v GWS game with the starting time, weather, ground and nearby fans all working against him. The result didn’t help matters either.

AFLW Round 2 – Carlton v GWS: Giants fight until the end

Joseph Ryan has a personal connection to the Giants, and is now a Greater Western Sydney supporter. Despite their loss to the Blues, he sees some good signs

Nitro Athletics – The revolution is here, but is still a work in progress!

Joseph Ryan reports on the new buzz in athletics; teams-based ‘Nitro Athletics.’ And on being present to watch the sprinting of the great Usain Bolt.

Rolling into Rod Laver Arena – #AusOpen Mens Quad Wheelchair Singles final

Anyone for tennis? Wheelchair tennis that is! Joseph Ryan relives his first encounter of wheelchair tennis as Dylan Alcott takes out the Australian Open Quad Wheelchair Final at Rod Laver Arena.

Melbourne Season Review: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Gawn

Inconsistency is how Joseph Ryan sums up the Dees performance in his review of Melbourne’s 2016 season.

Round 22 – Carlton v Melbourne: Dreaming of September

For Joseph Ryan and his Melbourne Football Club, Sunday’s game failed to follow the dream script.

Round 7 – Gold Coast v Melbourne: Suns and Rain

Joseph offers a Mother’s Day perspective, Footy or walking the Mother’s Day Classic in rain, research for Breast Cancer was the winner.

Australia v New Zealand – Adelaide Test: The New is Old is New again

New, old, new, new, old, old, new, new, old, new, new, old and new. Sharp observations from Joseph Ryan who visited Adelaide for the Test.

Round 23 – Melbourne v GWS: One for the true believers

Joseph Ryan was rapt with Sunday’s game. And the die-hard support. Melbourne fans can look forward to 2016.

Round 20 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: A tale of two TV screens

It was the tale of two TV screens on Sunday afternoon for Demons fan Joseph Ryan, as he watched his Dees take on the Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium and the Netball World Cup final between the Diamonds and New Zealand. There was only one contest that was tough, entertaining and meaningful, and it sure as heck wasn’t the footy…

Round 15 – Essendon v Melbourne: The “annual breakup game”

Romance is not dead – at least where Joseph Ryan is concerned. Neatly summarising the challenge of all ‘mixed allegiance’ marriages, what kind of behaviour is acceptable when your team plays the spouse’s boys?

Sabina Park Test – West Indies v Australia: Don’t worry about a thing

Who would say no to Test cricket in Jamaica? Not Joseph Ryan. A wonderful “I was there” account from Sabina Park.