37 reasons to say #IStandWithAdam

Sydney Malakellis gives 37 reasons to say why he stands by Adam Goodes.

Why Port Adelaide will win the premiership

THE OPTIMISTS’ GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART THIRTEEN. By Alex Wadelton WHY PORT ADELAIDE WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP In a dramatic development, the Port Adelaide Football Club has started a breakaway Australian Rules Football League that they might have a chance of winning- the Port Adelaide Football League. In the PAFL the Port Adelaide Power [Read more]

Why North Melbourne will win the premiership

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART TWELVE. By Alex Wadelton WHY NORTH MELBOURNE WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner. Spirit, Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit… Shinboner Spirit. Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit? Shinboner Spirit Shinboner Spirit Shinboner [Read more]

WHY MELBOURNE WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP

THE OPTIMISTS’ GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART ELEVEN. By Alex Wadelton WHY MELBOURNE WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP The Curse of Norm Smith continues unabated at the Melbourne Football Club. Its string of ineptness now stretches to 47 years of non-premiership glory. Since their last flag in 1964 the following events in history have occurred- the [Read more]

WHY GWS WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART TEN. By Alex Wadelton WHY GWS WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP The Greater Western Sydney coaching staff are the most experienced in the league. Kevin Sheedy has four flags as coach, Mark Williams has one. That equals five. So, they are also the team with the coaches who have [Read more]

WHY BLOODY HAWTHORN WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP

THE OPTIMISTS’ GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART NINE. By Alex Wadelton WHY BLOODY HAWTHORN WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP This off-season all we’ve heard is that Hawthorn are this year’s favourites for the flag. They were a few Chance Bateman shanks and Cyril Rioli hesitations from last year’s Grand Final, where they would have beaten Geelong [Read more]

WHY GOLD COAST WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP

THE OPTIMISTS’ GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART EIGHT. By Alex Wadelton WHY GOLD COAST WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP The Gold Coast Suns had the most impressive wooden spoon season in history. If the ball had bounced their way a few more times they could well have finished sixteenth, but it was not to be. Still, [Read more]

Why Geelong will win the premiership

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART SEVEN. By Alex Wadelton WHY GEELONG WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP Gee, they’re long in the tooth. For the rest of the competition the Cats being perennial contenders is getting really old, it’s got so people just can’t think straight anymore. They’ve been at the top for so long [Read more]

Why Freo will win the premiership

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART SIX. By Alex Wadelton WHY FREMANTLE WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP By any measures Fremantle have the most successful history in all of Australian Rules football. A perennial powerhouse, they have claimed 42 senior premierships in the WAFL, shared between East and South Fremantle. Sadly, however, this is a [Read more]

WHY ESSENDON WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART FIVE. By Alex Wadelton WHY ESSENDON WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP Essendon were one of the big improvers last year. After a dismal, injury racked 2010 that saw the eventual sacking of Matthew Knights, the Bombers were able to rise back into the eight, ending a drought stretching back [Read more]

Why Collingwood will win the premiership

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. By Alex Wadelton WHY COLLINGWOOD WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP As Eddie McGuire is fond of saying, Collingwood were thirty minutes short of being the best team last year. If only captain Nick Maxwell could have figured how to play to play on the wing instead of third man up [Read more]

Why Carlton Will Win The Premiership.

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART THREE. By Alex Wadelton WHY CARLTON WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP. After failing to secure a September victory since Brett Ratten took over as captain in 2002, it was a relieved nation that celebrated vigorously when the Blues overcame arch-rival Essendon in last year’s Elimination Final. At least that’s [Read more]

Why Brisbane will win the premiership

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012. PART TWO. By Alex Wadelton WHY BRISBANE WILL WIN THE PREMIERSHIP This year marks the eleventh anniversary of the Lions breakthrough 2001 premiership. And the tenth anniversary of their 2002 flag. And it’s also been a historic nine years since Brisbane held up the premiership cup in 2003. If [Read more]

Why Adelaide will win the flag

THE OPTIMIST’S GUIDE TO SEASON 2012.   By Alex Wadelton   At this time of year, if everything goes right, every fan thinks their team can win the flag. Yes, even Richmond fans. So, over the coming weeks I will discuss in a completely unbiased and alphabetical manner why every single team can win the [Read more]

Carey v Hawkins? No contest.

  by Alex Wadelton There has been a lot of discussion lately about the Global Financial Crisis. This will not add to the debate. Rather it will prove once and for all that two-time premiership centre half forward Tom Hawkins is a far superior player to that other two time premiership centre half forward Wayne [Read more]

An open letter to Tom Hawkins

Dear Tom, As a Geelong supporter who hasn’t played a game of football since primary school and thought that Henry Playfair could gave been anything, I think I am highly qualified to give advice to you on how to get the best out of yourself on a football field. When you burst onto the scene [Read more]

Bobby Davis Photo Tribute

Alex Wadelton has placed a black arm hoop to this famous image, in way of tribute to The Geelong Flyer.

THE LOVELINESS OF THE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER

By Alex Wadelton I ran onto the MCG devastated. The last ten months of training, wasted. Legs like concrete, pain coursing through my veins, and my goal of running a sub three-hour marathon gone. One lap on the mighty G, thousands of people of cheering and all I could think of was failure. With fifty [Read more]

GEELONG VERSUS COLLINGWOOD: A MONOSYLLABIC REVIEW FOR COLLINGWOOD FERALS.

GEELONG: Handball, handball, handball, panic, handball, fumble, shake head. Handball, panic, handball, interception, head in hands. Handball, handball, tackle, spill, yell. Handball, handball, handball, panic, long bomb, spoil, wale. Handball, handball, slip over, clanger, mutter obscenities. Handball, handball, panic, shank, on the full, cry. Collingwood too bloody good. Next year.

Maximum Power required for Cat victory

Geelong needs toughness. Geelong needs brute force. Geelong needs at least one player raised by Norwegian Vikings on a diet of the raw flesh of fallen foes. Geelong needs Max Rooke. Max Rooke, born in the frigid waters of the Berent Sea in the 6th century to parents Odin and Frigg Rooke, is world renowned [Read more]