Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games: Round 3

ROUND  THREE Carlton versus Essendon Saturday, April 10th., M.C.G. (Night) Zip – two to the Bombers. Consequently, relations are testy between me and Tommy Hubble.  Defeat makes us irritable.  He stays indoors doing the managerial side of Huntleigh Mews business, which involves sending one long email (that I know of) to Matthew Knights, the Essendon [Read more]

A vitriolic outburst at Collingwood is a thing of beauty

by David Downer From an early age we are indoctrinated to despise the evil that is Collingwood.   Let’s face it, stereotypes are a staple and lifeblood of footy. The reasons are obvious.  The supporters.  The players.  Coaches and administration.   Victoria Park.  The inflated delusion of self-worth,  the collective club ego. “That side of town”, the [Read more]

AFL Round 3 – North Melbourne v West Coast: Naitanui and Harvey make the day

 by John Warhurst 2.10pm, Saturday, 10 May Etihad Stadium, Melbourne It is always easy to get a seat when one of the non-Victorian teams play in Melbourne; especially when one of the weaker Victorian clubs is involved. Only 18,394 turned up at Etihad Stadium to watch the Roos play West Coast. Neither club had had a [Read more]

AFL: The Answer Lies With Sly

By Daniel O’Sullivan If the first five minutes of last Friday night’s game didn’t set the pulses racing it is clear evidence that you were either stone-cold dead or simply just stoned.  And if it was the latter, you’ve probably spent the last week at IMAX 3-D screenings of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ so you can [Read more]

JOHN HARMS: Daff’s thoroughly modern buck’s night

A buck’s day can be a very good thing. A very good thing. I’ve been to a few – all pretty tame affairs, by yobbo Australian standards. Thankfully. (Like the night I had a rest from the card table to find many of the other lads watching Sound of Music on TV.) My own started [Read more]

AFL Round 3: Nice weekend, shame about the footy

By Dan Crane It had been an action-packed weekend before I woke up on Sunday the 11th of April.  My best mate Tim had flown over from Adelaide on Friday afternoon and he, my wife and I had then spent that evening drinking beautiful beer at the Little Creatures dinner hall on Brunswick Street.  Tim [Read more]

Round 3 – The View from Shepparton: Too many minors a key issue for Collingwood

by Peter Schumacher As I wind up my gramophone, I am sure that I must be the only footy fan preparing to put down thoughts accompanied by Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565 in glorious SACD sound. True, I am not in the right room, but still, sounds pretty damned good through [Read more]

AFL Round 3 – St Kilda v Collingwood: Humble pie not on Mick’s menu

Welcome to Café Mick (“Nothin could be finer than to be in Micky’s Diner”), where every unhealthy white-man dish can be procured – except Humble Pie. Even after being humiliated by the injury-ravaged Sainters, head chef Mick Malthouse (King of the Pampered Pies) used the excuse of bad luck in shooting for goal for losing [Read more]

AFL Round 3 – Sydney v Richmond: Radical Surgery

by John Green How safe is it to go on a long trip after undergoing radical surgery? Richmond took to the surgeon’s knife with wild abandon at the end of 2009 and excised an astonishing total of 13 players from its senior list. For some, like the redoubtable Matthew Richardson, their bodies could no longer [Read more]

Dons score again over old foe.

I wasn’t feeling too optimistic about  Essendon’s chances against Carlton on Saturday night, I had just returned from an entree at Princes Park where I saw Essendon seconds (Bendigo Bombers) get a thumping from Preston, now called Northern Bullants and when I checked the Amateurs results,I found out MHSOB got a great grandmother of a [Read more]

FPS Report: Round 3 match report and Danny Roach

Greeting Gents Floreat Pica Society continued a long Collingwood tradition by blooding youth in a big game.  !6 year-old Richard Cornell wrote the match report while his 11 year-old brother Nicholas awarded the Danny Roach votes -see both below.  I wonder what these young blokes are like at kicking goals?

Bombers Prevail In a Bruising Encounter Over the Error-Riddled Blues

By Damian Watson I am in the midst of another lazy Saturday Afternoon and while recovering from laser surgery on my teeth I make the observation that footy certainly has the ability to both cure and compound on the resulting pain.

Saints win bruising encounter.

Round 2: St Kilda v Collingwood It was a boring day. Sleeping in until 10, I faced a long wait until 8:30 for the footy to start on the TV (should be 7:30, I’m looking at you Better Homes and Gardens!). I got through the day by reading the Herald Sun and I started to [Read more]

Bulldogs Hold the Aces by John Green

The mind games started the day before this clash at the Docklands. Opposing coaches, Terry Wallace and Rodney Eade, were once teammates at Hawthorn. Having since become career coaches, they had engaged each other in a battle of wits at various times in recent years. First it was Wallace with the Western Bulldogs and Eade [Read more]

The Joy of Betting Against Your Own Team

I’ve supported the Hawks for 17 years, rain, hail and shine, through the dark days and the bright. Today however is different, today I don’t know who to support. With our insipid rucking display against the Swans, injuries, suspensions and of course North’s recent success against us I added North Melbourne to a four leg [Read more]