The View from Sheppaton- Round 19

More accurately this could be styled as “The View from Moree and Beenleigh en route to the Gold Coast” Samantha Lane on the ABC footy program titled “The Inquisition” (I think) which runs on Sunday afternoons mentioned recently that in the previous week on the Friday night she had found herself in overnight accommodation at  [Read more]

Crows: Capable of Obstruction but not Government

I tipped Western Bulldogs to beat Adelaide yesterday and bet on them to get over the line. And they did, but, sitting in the rain in that lonely park I only wanted Adelaide to find a method, any method, to kick a couple of goals in the last quarter and to stay in front. In [Read more]

Round 19: Richmond v Melboune – Debt not the only thing the Dees demolish

by Michael Allan Another week, another opponent, unfortunately for Richmond another Victorian opponent. Richmond have only beaten interstate teams this year but as I head off to the ‘G’ I feel that the drought will break. Today I’m particularly looking forward to the much anticipated match-up: Riewoldt v Frawley. Both emerging stars have had fantastic [Read more]

Gigs’ Stats Round 19: Statistic Fantastic

Stats Entertainment – Round 19 by Andrew Gigacz TOPIC I don’t claim it as my own stat; indeed, it seems that everyone is talking about it. But it’s one worthy of mention, particularly if you barrack against Collingwood. Which statistic is it? This one: for the past eight years, the team that has won the [Read more]

Raiders of the Lost Goal

by Tom Bally Flicking through the new AFL photography book ‘Our Great Game’ I’ve been thinking a lot about actually being there at historical points in time.  The tome, a 300 page hardback slab of glossy pics, serves both as a fantastic  archive and as a tool to bludgeon Thugby League supporters with.  However it [Read more]

Goal Umpiring: Technology vs Tradition

by Damian Watson It is an issue which continues to accelerate debate in the world of sport: Do we adopt new forms of technology and implement it to combat mistakes within our respective sports? Or do we agree with a traditionalists view and maintain the current regime which allows human error? The use of technology regarding the interpretation of calls [Read more]

Heading in the right direction

by Josh Barnstable When these two sides met late in the season in 2009, there was much speculation about which team would lose, not win. Melbourne needed to lose, that’s right, lose, to gain the priority pick. They did lose, thanks to a kick after the siren from Jordy McMahon (who?) and Melbourne, from that [Read more]

Lord, grant us salvation from the Magpie army

By Susie Giese “That’s right, just run over the Salvation army guy,” sister Katherine laughs at me. In the midst of the pandemonium that is the crowd flocking to the MCG, one split-second to turn and talk to mum results in near-disaster. How does one work off the demerit of knocking down a tin-rattler? Thank-fully, [Read more]


WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Fred Hesse Annihilation Scoreboard lit up early as The Bluebaggers shot down The Caretaker’s Bombers on Friday Night.  On Saturday Arvo, South Melbourne put The Hawks’ season in perspective while North Melbourne did the same favour for Fremantle.  On Saturday night it [Read more]

FPS Report- Round 19 Collingwood v Geelong.

By Timothy O’Leary Unity 1. the state of being one; oneness. 2. a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one. Preface The game began for me, unexpectedly, at 4.00 PM on the Saturday afternoon as I entered the Bikram Yoga Studio in Fitzroy. This is yoga is done in a room at [Read more]

Shopping spree for me, Goal spree for the Blues

With $110 in my wallet, I made my way from the schoolyard to the car, where Mum and Dad picked me up and we were off to Shepparton. I planned on spending some, if not all of my money that I received from relatives for my upcoming birthday. I was feeling good; school was out, [Read more]

Video replay dismay- Cats lose but I’m ok

The AFL should bring in video replays for umpires, the Cats lose, and Cam Mooney needs to learn how to kick.

Pies Dominate: Civilisation Teeters on the Brink

Forget Global Warming. Forget Nuclear Disarmament. Forget Peak Oil. Collingwood have beaten the Cats to become red hot flag favourites. This is getting really serious. Forget Malthusian concerns over population, it’s the potential impact of Malthousian theory that should be occupying minds on the campaign trail.

Pies psychology barrier broken by high pitched squealing

When the Pies face the Cats, you always know it’s going to be a ripper. There are a few similarities between there two great teams. They both have stripes, they are both playing very well at the moment, they have the superstar ‘untagables’ in Gazza and Swanny and according to Tom Harley; Collingwood is ‘ominously [Read more]

Not a good day for the AFL in Canberra

It’s been a bad day for the AFL in Canberra. First, I don’t know if the Geelong-Collingwood was any good. One assumes that at least the first bit will be. Unfortunately it won’t be on at 10.45pm, and then (conveniently) a bit later than that on pay-TV. Luckily the game between the 15th and 16th [Read more]

Swans ignore the script

Waking up, I looked out the window and saw white. That was enough to put me off playing footy for the morning, as well as the pain in my side from lingering pleurisy. But, Dad told me to get dressed and said that I was playing. No point arguing with the old man. The game [Read more]

Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games- Rd 19

Round 19 Carlton versus Essendon M.C.G. (N)  Friday, August 6th. Eddie fixes doors.  He is a superbly effective door-fixer, a prompt, no-nonsense operator who doesn’t try to screw body corporates.  I’d like to watch him work but, after I’ve pointed out the problem door, he nods, mutters something like “piece of piss,” and tells me [Read more]

All over for the Bombers

The “refugee” from the Isle of Jersey rang me up earlier in the week suggesting we go to the G on Friday night for the Dons v Blues game. I was a little pessimistic as the last time we went to watch the Dons, they were thrashed by the hapless Eagles, surely this result will [Read more]


FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What a week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  And what a round we have in store for us.  Two top sides slug it out for the Minor Premiership.  The two up and comers decide which Flag flies high over their co-tenanted ground.  Two Born To Rule Swaggerers slug it out [Read more]

Crio’s Q: Geelong vs Collingwood

AFL will be abuzz this week with anticipation for the BLOCKBUSTER Cats and Pies match on Saturday night. The game is coined “Match of the Season”. Fair to say that these sides have delivered in the past. Is this the most important Home and Away game in years and will the result really have any [Read more]