AFL Round 20: My shoulder pain is nothing like the pain the Tigers should feel

By Josh Barnstable Needing to wake up at 8:15 on a Saturday, which is absolutely crazy, just to get to the local footy ground of Rennie, the opposition today. It’s the last game of the year, and I’m quietly hoping to kick a few goals and hit the lead in the goalkicking for Waaia. I’m [Read more]

AFL Round 20: Pies continue merry march while Tigers confirm culture problem

By Paul O’Connell A gloomy Saturday morning was becoming by midday a warm sunny afternoon. At least I knew I could see, feel and smell the weather at the ‘G.  It really felt like I was going to the footy, a rare Saturday avo just like in the good old days. I make no apology [Read more]

AFL Round 20: Pies sew up top-four spot by trouncing hapless Tigers in heated stoush

As we creep into the latter part of August everything begins to heat up. On the weather front the temperature gradually begins to slide up as we near spring and out on the footy field the intensity rises and many teams fight for a crucial spot inside the eight with finals just around the corner.

Round 20: Farewell to a true Tiger champion

Today was always going to be a painful day. Collingwood are in fine form while Richmond are putting forward a case for relegation to be introduced to AFL. If it wasn’t bad enough to put up with an imminent thrashing against my least liked team in the AFL, earlier in the week it was announced [Read more]

AFL Round 20: Fight makes me flip but Pies right the ship

It got pretty crazy at school yesterday. It was a celebration day consisting of a Liturgy, house group activities, my friend Brittany’s birthday, food stalls, a DJ and in my case SingStar. Despite having to read about boring things, the girls and our teacher had a few laughs making the house meeting a lot more [Read more]

AFL Round 20: Memories of past battles fail to deter me from seeking to share with Richmond people

Richmond’s success in the 1960s and ’70s means that I number quite a few Richmond supporters among my friends. It is Collingwood v Richmond this weekend. And not just “weekend”; it is a traditional Saturday afternoon game at the MCG. I am not the only Australian Rules football supporter who points out that one of [Read more]