I felt the sniffle coming on when I woke up on Saturday morning.  My throat was sore, my head was beating, my eyes were slightly watery and my nose was running wild.  It was only the fact that I couldn’t possibly be sick that made me discount the fact that perhaps I was coming down [Read more]

Levi’s wobbler keeps Roo hopes alive

North Melbourne versus Brisbane 7.10pm, Saturday, June 5 Etihad Stdium, Melbourne Just when you think all hope is gone, footy gives you reason to believe again. When one victory brings your season back from the cliff’s edge. That happened on Saturday night. I wasn’t supposed to be there.  I was supposed to be at home [Read more]

Haiku Bob, Round 11- the short road

onset of winter – the game begins with brisk movements still life – Fraser stands the mark a nip in the air – taking the short road to goal a gull glides from the rafters – Leon curls one in cold winter night the ruckmen lock arms watching closely but not understanding the umpires winter [Read more]

Gigs’ Stats Round 11: Seven into Six DOES go

Stats Entertainment – Round 11 by Andrew Gigacz A SCENARIO THAT COULD LEAVE MANY AT SIXES AND SEVENS The weekend results have thrown up an interesting ladder “midfield”, with five teams bunched together between 8th and 12th with a 5-6 record. If we add the following Round 12 potential results to the mix: North Melbourne [Read more]

How we tried to lose the unlosable game.

By John Ramsdale What a ridiculous time to play football; marginally better than a Monday, but still ridiculous. The only advantage is that it puts off thought s of returning to work or school for a couple of hours. I hate this ground: its location, its surface, we do not seem to play well there, [Read more]

Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games- Round 11

ROUND 11 Sydney Swans versus Essendon Sunday, June 6th., S.C.G. Jackson is the bloke who has just got the parcel delivery contract for our neck of the woods, and when I tell him why it’s so easy for me to remember his name, he gives me a nervous, crooked grin, shrugs and says sorry, but [Read more]

Swans win the proverbial drought breaker

By Neil Jackson SWANS VS ESSENDON 6TH June 2010 The headlines for this game will probably read: “An arm-wrestle on a raining afternoon”. From a Sydney Swans fan’s prospective it should read: “From the dark clouds comes the bright light-finally a close and important win. ‘ Swans-Bombers games have for eight years honoured the “Marngrook” [Read more]

The View From Shepparton Round 11.

Last week I wrote that couldn’t care less about North Melbourne, well I do now. I have long complained about the accuracy or lack of it of AFL players when they are attempting set shots at goal. John Anthony after last year’s effort against the Crows was an honorable exception. Well now we have that [Read more]

Livewire Leon lets loose.

By Ramon Dobb Don’t you just love the AFL draw, as we play OUR home game against Footascray at the Doggie Dome.  It seems like we’ve played the Doggies four times in the past 19 rounds all at Doggie Dome….  Hang on, we have!! Yep, sorry its me again, after seeing Steve’s pleas for a [Read more]

The Unwelcome Guest

You don’t barrack for Collingwood; you ache for them. Following the Pies is an illness, a lifelong disease with no apparent cure. I go to Etihad then on a bleak winter’s night with few hopes of anything good and the expectation that afterwards I might need a panadol or two. It’s been a tough weekend. [Read more]


WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Junction Oval Seagulls consolidated their September Credentials at the expense of The Tigers to open proceedings for Round XI.  The Northern Bullants, in true Winter conditions, kicked The Sweep against the Gold Cost Meter Maids with an untroubled 26-10 (166) to win [Read more]

Demons give the Blues too much of a start (again)

What gives a football club its identity? This is a question that could easily occupy a book. It is certainly beyond the proper scope of a match report. But it’s a question that comes to me when I ponder Melbourne’s current predicament. In the range of footy stereotypes, both Carlton and Melbourne are establishment clubs. [Read more]


I make my way up the escalator at Southern Cross Station in a sanguine mood. The Tigers are no longer winless. All parallels with Fitzroy in ’64, the last league team to endure an entire season without a victory, are banished. Richmond may be on the bottom of the ladder, but hey, we win sometimes. [Read more]

Saints see off the Tigers in Simmonds’ final hurrah

By Steve Healy Troy Simmonds played his first match back in Round 4, 1999 against Carlton at Princes Park, wearing the red and blue and in number 46. He had four kicks in his first outing of what would be a career of highs and lows and many a criticism. Fast forward 4,031 days and [Read more]

West Coast go down fighting

West Coast v Geelong Almost two years ago, Geelong absolutely obliterated West Coast at Subiaco Oval on a Saturday night by 135 points. Sadly, I missed the game. But I was hoping that I would get a repeat of it in this match-up. All the signs pointed to an even bigger win, James Podsiadly in [Read more]

Demons not the only ones feeling the pain

After a week of work experience at the Shepparton News, I was readily looking forward to the weekend of footy, as is the case most weeks. All the time in fact. I stayed at my sister Hayley’s place for the whole week so I could easily get to the Shepp News instead of driving from [Read more]

Saints continue their streak

Last week Richmond won their first game of the year by 47 points over the hapless Port Power but that was last week, this week my boys Richmond come up against the Saints who we haven’t been able to defeat since round 4 2003, to think I’ve lost 11 bets since that game to my [Read more]


FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What a week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  Akka is doing his best to rip apart the fabric of Whitten Oval.  Teddy certainly would have stuck it up him by now – in the nicest possible way of course. Boss Voss has had a few words to say about Big [Read more]