Overheard at Essendon: Part 3. This is a win for us?

Channeling Monty Python, John Clarke and Brian Dawe, Sean Curtain reflects on the latest chapter of the Essendon versus ASADA stoush.

The Results Are In: a review of the 2014 Best and Fairest winners and Top 10 placings per club

Sean Curtain analyses this year’s AFL club best and fairest award results.

To all the Almanackers: RU OK?

Sean Curtain reflects on RU OK? Day, and the value of men sometimes getting beneath the beer and footy talk to share what is really going on inside.

The Boomers and the “insult” of tanking accusations: Spare me

The Boomers didn’t try to win, contrived to lose, could have won if they needed to or wanted to enough, and now have egg on their face and funding out of their pockets as a result. There’s no tanking by Sean Curtain in his analysis of tanking claims against the Boomers.

Overheard at Essendon again: A post Cronulla deal chat between a worried player and EFC official

Sean Curtain has been hanging around Melrose Drive again, which is nothing like Cronulla.

Essendon and Hird v ASADA and AFL – Day 1: James Hird channels Macbeth in a staggering display of selfishness

Sean Curtain sees parallels between the Hird/Essendon/ASADA Federal Court case and the selfishness of Macbeth. He also sees that the court actioon is a bit like saying that whatever evidence you found when you searched my house that could convict me is inadmissible because your search warrant was wrong.

AFL Round 19 – Richmond v GWS Giants: Fifty shades of Greige (Lights, Conca, Action!)

You’ve got to worry when the most memorable events of a game don’t involve kicking the ball, taking a mark, or a decent bit of play. Sean Curtain tolerates a 27 point Tiger win.

The Bananarama Brownlow: It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you do it. Keeping the Fairest in the B&F.

The perennial debate about eligibility for the Brownlow medal is gathering momentum, as Gary Ablett’s injury meets Nate Fyfe’s stellar form. The ghosts of McKernan and Grant are being revived and pundits are bellowing out the for-and-against arguments.

Walking a mile in their shoes: The case in favour of James Hird

Should a person who has given so much be hung by so little? Sean Curtain has a crack at an impartial view of the return of James Hird.

What do they know of football, who only football know? Questions asked of retiring footballers (“So, coaching or the media?”)

Three decorated players have retired in the last 24 hours. We assume coaching or the media careers await. But what if they want to do something else?

The Biggest Losers: The full cast list of the EFC drugs issue and who has lost the most (and least) throughout

Sean Curtain surveys the “winners and losers” from the Essendon Drugs Scandal. Cast your own votes for “Heroes and Villains”.

Glancing at the World Cup: 5 questions from my once-in-every-four-year soujorn to the beautiful game

Sean Curtain wants to be able to follow soccer with a bit more authority, but he needs some answers.

The Great Uruguayan Bite: How Luis would be judged in other sports

Suarez’s ‘reflex’ bite leads Sean Curtain to consider possible outcomes in other sporting codes. Anyone else thinking Hannibal Lecter’s facemask might come in handy?

Overheard at Essendon: a conversation between a worried player and an official: “Trust me”

Sean Curtain relays a conversation overheard out at Bomberland this morning. “Tell us it ain’t true Mr Hird/Dank/Little/Thompson.”

21 Deep, Penetrating, Important, Philosophical Questions: Gospel music, Twistie Rolls and Shaun Hampson

Sean Curtain isn’t afraid to ask the hard questions. From Van Morrison to the value of St Kilda in the AFL, they are all questions worth asking. Have you got answers?

The 2015 AFL Legend: Whoever gets in, will be a worthy winner. Whoever misses out, will be unlucky

With the new Hall of Fame inductees announced, Sean Curtain’s mind turns to who will be the next Legend of the Game inducted next year. Nominations please.

The return of the Good Bloke Test: When elbow met sternum

Did the Son of God get a good run from those in charge?

Q: Leunig, the Richmond list and American Hustle. A: Things that are massively over-rated

Sean Curtain has a list of things that we waste our time talking about and doing. Richmond are just the tip of his iceberg.

Re-writing the laws of Maths: The bare-faced cheek and bulldust spin doctoring about names on jumpers

Maths is an exact science, says Sean Curtain. He’s not fussed either way by player names on the back of jumpers, but doesn’t like being bulldusted to by the AFL.

If you’re having footy problems I feel bad for you son, I got 14 problems but Mick ain’t one

Something is happening here, but you don’t know what it is, do you – Mr Curtain? Or Mr Malthouse? Mr Roos? Mr Demetriou? Sean asks for directions home.