Four legs good, Stevie J bad

A joyious September to all, Finally the AFL have got one right with the people’s bard Paul Kelly taking the stage as part of Grand Final Day.  To me no one is more deserving of the honour of performing before the Grand Final, he immortalised our sporting cathedral in his 1987 single “Leaps and Bounds” [Read more]

Let the Finals begin……

Carlton’s abject failure has been a godsend for the Bombers whose fall from a leading contender has been spectacular, how long before the Golden Boy gets the treatment that Ratten has received? Again injuries cruelled the Bombers, but they have their plans. From a mere mortal perspective I am not sure inducing lots of injuries is a great strategy – hamstring injuries are often repetitive and the more you tear ‘em the more likely it is you will tear ‘em again.

AFL Round 22: The Richie Benaud round

Round 22 descends upon us with a multitude of permutations possible to shape the finals, including the possibility of a Carlton – Collingwood Elimination Final. In Bruce speak “What a delicious fortnight confronts us” – but it is only the entrée to what September will bring.

Who are the Untouchables?

Happy Olympic Hangover to all, London has come and gone with the Aussies not reaching the maddening heights expected by the masses, but actually performing to expectations of the rationalists save for our less than expected return from the pool.  But we can now look forward to the happiest time of the year, September through [Read more]

The Sally Pearson Round

Greetings to all, Vlad might be having a blast at the Olympics – but once again his charges make sure that the news inches are adorned with AFL.  But before addressing those some Olympic observations.  Have been a fan of Sally Pearson ever since she screamed “did you see me” at Maurie Plant after claiming [Read more]

Time for a Think Tank

Happy Olympics to all, This European Summer has been a killer for sleep – but we toil on.  Meanwhile Brock McLean ensures that the local game keeps plenty of news inches filled.  But really did he say anything we did not already know!  There has been much blubbering about the penalties that should be inflicted [Read more]

Cloke & Daggered!

Greetings one and all, As the season progresses through its final trimester clubs are taking action to position themselves for both this year and the next.  The Blues would appear to have wisely conceded and sent off Lachie Henderson for surgery rather than risk further injury through this campaign.  Meanwhile the Pies have made the [Read more]

Anyone for Buffalo Wings?

Shalom one and all, Not much news on the footy front this week – at least for a Carlton supporter.  Ahhh the “Brian” Judd case, I have espoused my views to many of you so won’t regurgitate that except to say that “he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy!”.  The circus around the [Read more]

Trying Bunal

Greetings all for another installment, Back to Melbourne and back to the reality of winter weather.  Once again no shortage of news, both worthy and unworthy.  But this week focus is on the Match Review Panel and the tribunal.  The majority of the discussion early in the week was about the injustice of the penalty [Read more]

Nic Nat Paddy Whack

Happy EOFY to all, After getting over watching Nic Nat take apart the Blues the previous week it has given me time and a couple of interviews to really appreciate what he brings to the game.  Not being Victorian based we probably do not see as much of him as we should – but his [Read more]

Ooh Rockin’ Robin Tweet Tweet!

Greetings to all, The last week of the byes descend upon us but much of this week’s news inches consumed by a couple of twits!  As someone who has blown the whistle in anger I concur with the AFL stance on displaying support of umpires, however they want their cake and eat when they want [Read more]

And never the seasons shall meet

Greetings again to all, Much talk over the last couple of days regarding extending the season to allow the players to have two byes during the season and this is to come at the expense of Cricket Victoria giving up its claim to the MCG for the potential to host the Sheffield Shield final.  Anyone [Read more]

Licensed Grocery for Sale in Fremantle

Greetings to all as we celebrate the Queen’s Birthday, This week we have the first of a number of teams having a holiday as are we all on Monday, but it is now the time of year for clubs to have some serious decision making.  With free agency descending and daily updates on the saga, [Read more]

Round 10 Preview and Ground Irrationalisation

Greeting one and all, Welcome to Round 10, This Friday night we have yet another blockbuster, but yet again the “Best Fit” policy has not come into play.  The Saints have crossed the line in the sand and Tiger army is roaring but how many will not be able to see the game live due [Read more]

Are the planets realigning?

Greetings All, Another week goes by and it becomes clearer that the world of football maybe spinning on another axis.  The dominance of the interstate clubs is one thing, but on the other football front the Hammers are back in the EPL.  Now where to get enough cash to spend more than Manchester City?  A [Read more]

What about a happy ending?

Greetings All, An extraordinary set of results in Round 7 of the AFL – but nothing compared to the drama of the final round of EPL games early on Monday morning.  The great part of the drama was the ever changing positions of teams in their fight for the title and European league qualification or [Read more]

Resting Players – Gimme a break

Greetings and Salutations all Another week of issues, issues, issues – are they genuine or just too much media?  But the one to take a look at this week is resting players.  The pragmatist view is that it just makes sense and as a Carlton supporter, I certainly took that view last weekend with Judd [Read more]

A Few Old Chestnuts

Greetings All Being in Hobart there is also the opportunity to take in the ruminations, observations and considerations from the Great Sage from the South of which are littered throughout this literary diatribe. No shortage of footy stories this week in both the news and the forum.  Most of them covering a few old chestnuts [Read more]

Sal’s Tips: Go the Early Crow!

Humble Greetings to all this week!   In only a week the Blues have gone from champs to chumps!  Now also with a couple of key injuries.  We are also hearing of the impending demise of the Cats or even the Pies – one prominent journalist has even gone so far as to say the [Read more]

We have to talk about Melbourne!

Da-da-da-da to all, Well for this week anyway! What was that cooking slogan again? Now to keep the lid on! All the shenanigans between Eddie and Mick turned out to be a bit of bonus for a few other clubs who should have been in the spotlight. Whilst I might not be Buckley’s biggest fan, [Read more]