Gigs’ Stats Round 20 – Kissing Cousins goodbye

Stats Entertainment – Round 20 by Andrew Gigacz HOW TO BE A DOGS SUPPORTER 101: LESSON 20 – COPING WITH SPIFLICATION Stats lovers, my apologies for the late arrival of this week’s numerical and lexicological missive. As a Doggies’ fan my recovery from Saturday night’s debacle has been slow. History tells me that I should [Read more]

I Don’t Like Sunday (Evenings)

North Melbourne versus St. Kilda 4.40pm, Sunday, August 15 Etihad Stadium, Melbourne There’s something definitely wrong about Sunday night footy.  Something dissatisfying.  Footy should signal the end of the working week, not the start.  The journey to the game should be accompanied by a Friday night or Saturday arvo tingle of relief.  When spectators sit [Read more]

The View from Shepparton Round 20

by Peter Schumacher Help, I am in a footy wilderness in South East Queensland surrounded by football atheists and infidels who do not follow the game. Worse, they do not support the game and are largely indifferent to the game, indeed they are largely indifferent to any sporting competition at all believing it to be [Read more]

FLOREAT PICA Match Report: Round 20- Essendon v Collingwood

legend (le¦gend) Pronunciation:/?l?d?(?)nd/ noun 1 a traditional story 2 an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field:  the man was a living legend 3 an inscription, especially on a coin or medal a caption:  Go ahead make my day [predic.]   very well known:  his speed and ferocity in attack were legend

Great rivalry- Cats smash the Dogs

For Sam Marcolin, there’s two victories. The Cats won by a hundred and he doesn’t have to learn the Dogs song.

Hawks Answer the Pres

September had come early. Halfway through August, Hawthorn and Melbourne were playing off for potentially the last spot in the top eight. It was an Elimination Final in Round 20. A Hawthorn loss, a moderately heavy loss, would see Melbourne steal their position in the top eight, while the Hawks would fall out and more [Read more]

Not so quiet on the Western Front

There’s a disturbing kink in my footy universe.  Simply put every time I don’t drink beer the Swans win.  Starting life as a ‘no time we’re late’ excuse some weeks ago it’s now morphed into a fully blown case for sobriety at every game.  But what about all the beer you had earlier in the [Read more]

Blues Dominate Waning Tigers

For all the great history between Carlton and Richmond, supporters of either would be painfully aware that not much of it has been written recently. Since2001, when they last met in a final, both clubs have suffered more low points than they’d care to remember. Which is why the 2010 season found both these traditional [Read more]

Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games- Rd 20

Round 20 Essendon versus Collingwood M.C.G.  Friday, August 13th. So far, we’re only half-way through our platter of dips ‘n’ bread at Dinos’ Cafe, and Labrini hasn’t stopped to draw breath.  We’ve had a roll-call of the Magpies’ strengths as featured in their Saturday night victory over the Cats.  We’ve done hardness at the contest/numbers [Read more]

A second term to remember

Finally, the football season was over. After 18 long rounds, Waaia’s season finished with a 25 goal thumping at the hands of Shepp East, undefeated and sitting on top of the ladder. It wasn’t the first time a team wearing black with a red sash was brutally thumped this weekend. Waaia didn’t collect the wooden [Read more]

Bets, Seatbelts and September rainbows.

I remember once making a bet in year 6 for the Collingwood v Essendon game. My mate Sam was a Bomber; he was also a left hander. I remember the nudge fights we’d have when our elbows would smack. You see, I was the right hander sitting on the left and he was the left [Read more]


I’ve always been one for nostalgia. As someone who can’t help but accumulate stuff, I basically collect my childhood: Little Golden Books, old footy cards, records and furniture from the 60s and 70s. Even old footy records. And as I walked along the concourse towards Etihad Stadium on Saturday night, the Record seller also seemed [Read more]

No Real Sign of a Contest

It’s hard to know where to start when you try to write e report about such an incredibly one sided game as we witnessed on Friday night.    At least it started off on a positive mood when I attended the Asylum Seekers rally at the State Library. An enthusiastic crowd supporting such a just cause [Read more]

Bombers well and truly belted

I wasn’t sure whether to go to school or not. Friday the 13th, who knows what could happen in the schoolyard on this black, spooky date. Something did happen, but not to me. Four year 12 students lost all the hair on their head’s in our yearly ‘Shave for a Cure’ fundraiser, while the teachers [Read more]