AFL Round 9 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: Footy is a joyless, stupid game

Squeezebox Wally is a North Melbourne fan and, like all North fans, knows all about false hope.

General Footy Writing: Durable Simmo gave everything for the Roos

By Mark Wallace The first moment I can clearly recall of Adam Simpson was in the final minute of the 1996 Grand Final. Wearing the No.37 guernsey, Simmo swooped on a loose ball and kicked around his body on his non-preferred right boot from 45m for a goal which put the Kangaroos six goals up. [Read more]

Don’t mention the marshmallow war

North Melbourne a Essendon 1.10pm, Sunday, 19 April Etihad Stadium, Melbourne By Mark Wallace It was just like any other run-of-the-mill weekend day in our seaside hamlet on the Bellarine Peninsula. Nothin’ special. Picked up the papers, had the usual Sunday morning breakfast — poached eggs on sourdough toast. Stacey prefers it with a generous [Read more]