Time to put the jumper away

Today was footy day. Footy day is the day at school when everyone was allowed to dump the school uniform and dress up in our favourite team’s colours. We kicked the footy’s on the oval at lunch as we munched on our cheaper-than-usual pies bought from the canteen. Of course, I wore my Sydney guernsey, [Read more]

The View from Shepparton – second week of major round

by Peter Schumacher Even though I had fervently hoped that the interstate sides would get up I have to admit that in the first game at least justice was done. Geelong were simply far too good. I actually watched the first half on repeat early Saturday and gave up viewing at half time, the match [Read more]


WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  45,056 fans spread themselves around the MCG to watch The Pivotonians give The Anchormen the deep six for Season 2010 on the Friday Night.  And on the Saturday Night, Sydney, in a repeat of their 2nd Half fade out again The Miseries, went [Read more]

Absolutely Gutted

A sombre mood flooding this cool, clear Sunday.  Nothing left to do but to hunker down and silently curse whatever gods or karmic shift caused The Enemy to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Saturday night was significant in many ways.  Brett Kirk’s 200th consecutive game, possibly his last.  Potentially Paul Roos’ final as [Read more]

Cats trust themselves in September spotlight

Trust. A very important thing in life, and also a very important thing in football. I’ve trusted a lot of people, and trusted North Melbourne a bit too much sometimes, and its been thrown back in my face. This week, many of my friends and I faced a difficult task of trusting a wayward mate, [Read more]


FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What a week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Fev turned on one of his infamous numbers to hold the September Spotlight.  Not to be outdone, that darling of the pool, Stephanie Rice, let it all hang out on her social networking website when she slagged off The Springboks with [Read more]