AFL Round 15: Wild weather at York Park

As a North supporter, I’ve frequently travelled interstate, but it’s generally been on the cheersquad bus.  A trip to Tasmania doesn’t allow such luxury, and I was happy to fly to Tassie, knowing that North could probably come up with an upset win against the reigning Premiers, as they had been thumped by the Bulldogs [Read more]

AFL Round 15: Hard time in old North Melbourne

By Reverend Shinboner First, brunch with Lady Shinboner (Grigons & Orr – good choice). Then, footy at the Limerick Castle Hotel. The Limerick is vintage North Melbourne. Just a few minutes walk from the gentrified island of Errol Street, it takes me to an era before my time. A bustling TAB dominates the atmosphere of [Read more]

AFL Round 15: North should not have lost this one

Hawthorn versus North Melbourne 1.10pm, Sunday, 12 July Aurora Stadium, Launceston Andrew Starkie My mate Dom and I are at the Walk for Harmony at the Carlton Gardens, an event organised in response to recent attacks against Indians in Melbourne.  Its goals are to recognise Victoria’s cultural diversity and promote racial harmony. We are immersed [Read more]