AFL Round 2 – Western Bulldogs v North Melbourne: Or, the Griffin-dogs need a new boy wizard

Nicko and his daughter channel Harry Potter and his Bulldogs trapped in the Goblet of Fire. Does coach McCartney need to leave behind the Philosopher’s Stone and visit Charlie Sutton’s Chamber of Secrets? (Top imagery – Ed.)

The Ice Man

Nicko fills us in on a young Australian who represented us at the World Junior Curling Championships in Denmark. Get your fix of Winter Olympics dreams.

The loneliness of the long distance raker

Nicko reflects on the joys (and otherwise) of little athletics, and all the Jayden, Hayden, Brayden’s who made it memorable. Still a man who is handy on the rake is always in demand. (Top stuff – Ed).

Where are the counter-taunters?

Nicko wonders how England can be 4-0 down in the cricket, but miles ahead in the chanting, taunting and support of the Barmy Army. Is it beyond the collective wit of the Knackery to come up with better than “oi, oi, oi”?