Torture with a sprinkle of youth: Ashes 2015 Day One Review

Sean Mortell reviews Day 1 of the 1st Ashes test in Cardiff. In particular, Sean points out that the Aussies may not be as invincible as everyone thought.

Is Fremantle’s greatest weakness Channel 7?

Did channel 7 play a role in Fremantle’s loss on Friday night and has it played a role in the past? Sean Mortell discusses.

Round 8 – Melbourne v Western Bulldogs: The Battle of the Young Guns with Big Futures

Neutral supporter Sean Mortell went to the MCG and saw Melbourne pull of an unexpected victory against the Western Bulldogs.

AFL Round 5- Carlton v Collingwood: Great for Collingwood, shocking for Carlton

Sean Mortell glories in his Magpies humiliation of the old Navy Blue enemy.

AFL Round 2- Collingwood v Adelaide: Refunds of free tickets needed

A day going very well for Sean Mortell, earning almost $28 an hour selling Footy Records at the MCG, sours when he catches a train across the Melbourne CBD to see his Pies put in an ordinary performance.

Round 1: Collingwood v Brisbane: Replays can’t live up to the real thing

Sean Mortell caps off a week of preparations for the start of the 2015 season by watching his Mighty Magpies roll the Lions at the ‘Gabba: “As 7:00 rolled around I dominated the Mortell household remote…”

Little Local Larrikins Part Five: Strong numbers and a strong showing

Sean Mortell and his Eltham Junior Tennis Club battle Melbourne’s autumn chills and flu to stay on top of the competition ladder.

Little Local Larrikins Part Four: New-Found Form in a Tight Finish

Sean Mortell overcomes both numbing cold and talented opponents with some of his best play of the season to keep Eltham in the tennis match against Eaglemont.

Ripper Grand Final Yarns Part 2: Can it Get Any Better?

With local cricket competitions around the country wrapping up, Sean Mortell recalls a thrilling finish to his 2013/14 season for the mighty Lower Eltham Kangaroos.

Ripper Grand Final Yarns Part 1: Who has actually won this?

High School Almanacker Sean Mortell, recalls last season’s junior cricket grand final where mighty Lower Eltham under 14s take on Mernda. Can Zack, Sean, Ali and Kinnan replicate the success they’ve enjoyed at under 12 level?

Little Local Larrikins Part Three: Dodgy Disputes and Sour Shots

Back on the home court, Sean Mortell and his teammates declare ‘shenanigans’ on some dodgy tactics employed by an ECCA opponent. Stir the beast at your peril!

Little Local Larrikins – Part Two: The Long Awaited Conversation

On what turns out to be a blisteringly hot Saturday, Sean Mortell and his Eltham Tennis Club teammates clash with St John’s Catholic on the hallowed en-tout-cas of Banyule. Leading 5-4 in the deciding set, it’s up to Sean to serve for the match and a win for Eltham.

ICC World Cup 2015 – Australia v England: a Herschellean drop

Sean Mortell shares his ‘edge-of-your-seat’ day, taking in precipitation, a trip to the ‘G with his Dad, and an enormous crowd. [Great reflections from what sounds like a terrific seat].

Little Local Larrikins – Part One: Meeting the Scot and the Beard

Another season of competition tennis gets under way for Sean Mortell on the hallowed en tout cas courts of Grace Valley Tennis Club in the first instalment of Little Local Larrikins.

Pray for the Patriots

The spiralling ball that signals gridiron gives a teenager a thrill on a summer Sunday morning. 14 year old Sean Mortell reports on a fantastic game of NFL from his beloved New England Patriots is laden with emotion.