Geoff Sinclair’s Home and Away Games: Round 4

ROUND FOUR WEST COAST EAGLES versus ESSENDON, Subiaco Oval, Friday, April 16th. I’m walking. I’m on my first big walk since I joined the staff at Huntleigh Mews.  I’ve been through the Carlton Gardens – the grass still scarred from the recent Garden Show – I’ve seen off the Catholic Cathedral and I’m on the [Read more]

Dees bring it home, while I’m stuck at home!

Siren! We are now 2-2, what a win! And by so many points! Blood is pumping through the red and blue veins again! We are no longer a “worthless” team! I must be dreaming! And we were so close to winning against Collingwood! Those were thoughts that flooded through my head after and during the [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Brisbane v Footscray: The Wedding

by Andrew Gigacz Saturday night footy – Brisbane undefeated up against the pre-season premiers, the Mighty Dogs. This would normally be a pretty exciting prospect for me. Sneak round to a Foxtel friend’s house, share a few beers, and watch the Doggies put the Lions back in their place. But not this week. Footy Almanac [Read more]

Cats still ruthless enough.

Ever since Paul Chapman snapped that late goal in the 2009 Grand Final, this game was marked on the calendar of all the Geelong faithful: The unfurling of the Premiership Flag at the recently upgraded Skilled Stadium, as well as the lap of honour to former premiership captain Tom Harley. Harley was presented with something [Read more]

Round 4 – Richmond v Melbourne: Tigers go for youth, but pay the price

by Michael Allan At the start of the year I knew we wouldn’t win many games. I knew that every week would be a challenge and we’d see our fair share of thrashings. However I did think at then start of the year that we would go in favourites against our ladder next door neighbour [Read more]

Gigs Stats Round 4: Time to play a little “four square”

Stats Entertainment – Round 4 by Andrew Gigacz MAGPIES AND HAWKS SQUARE UP My mathematical mate, Peter Flynn, pointed out to me this week that Hawthorn’s three losing margins this year have all been square numbers. In round two, the Hawks suffered a 9-point loss to the Cats. Nine, of course, is three squared. Last [Read more]

Cats unfurl their flag for an old leader and a new.

I didn’t think I’d see it in my life-time. And now I’ve seen it twice. On an autumn afternoon that was more Kirra Beach weather than Kardinia Park, the community that is the Geelong Football Club raised its premiership flag. I wasn’t there. I was going to be there for the unfurling and the match [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – North Melbourne v Sydney: Memories of old Swans collide with visions of new

by Keiran Croker The Swans are back in town for the first time this season.  It’s Round 4 and we are off to see them play North Melbourne at the Docklands Stadium.  This is the lot of loyal southern supporters since we headed north to Sydney.  Particularly since the inclusion of the other interstate teams [Read more]

An Irishman, a Sudanese and an Aussie walk into a bar

by Downer An Irishman, a Sudanese and an Aussie walk into a bar and …gee I’d like to finish that, but for today I can’t – thanks to the continuing football “experiment” (I hope) that is the Sunday twilight match. My lack of opening punchline sets the backdrop to the St.Kilda 2pm “curtain raiser” where the day began  …albeit taking place not [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – West Coast v Essendon: Nic has the knack, Dons have a downer

by Rod Oaten The night started off ominously – the team from Perth have a ruckman, Nic Naitanui by name, resembling a preying mantis on steroids, who within a few seconds of the game starting,  grabbed the ball from the first bounce, sprinted through a mass of bewildered Essendon players, kicked the ball forward  to [Read more]

haiku bob round 4: faint stars

first tackle – the sun ducks its head night comes – Harry closes up a gap clods of dirt fly in Daisy’s blazing path balmy night all our mistakes softened evening of faint stars Leon misses and misses again something unremarkable sparks a sudden flood of goals fingertipper – Leon’s grab nicks the moon old-timer [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Weird dreams, nightmare season

by Josh Barnstable This was the unknown clash. Collingwood, one week after Mick Malthouse was accused of taunting and sledging Stephen Milne, calling him a fu**ing rapist as the sides went to their quarter time huddles. Was this the reason I had a dream where I was also called this because I wore a Port [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Geelong v Port Adelaide: Love is in the Air

Love is in the Air by Peter Flynn Love is in the air Everywhere I look around Love is in the air Every sight and every sound It’s a shorts and beer Sunday in April and I am at Kardinia Park with my old china Ando. After a protracted conversation regarding our various age-related ailments, [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Richmond v Melbourne: Red letter day for Demons, not Tiger fans

by John Green Richmond versus Melbourne 1:10pm, Sunday, 18th April Melbourne Cricket Ground This is the match pencilled in by Richmond and Melbourne supporters when the 2010 fixtures were released in the previous year. With the clubs freely tipped to fill the bottom two places on the ladder, this encounter represented the best chance for [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Pies stun Danni and Hawks

by Danni Eid After last weeks performance against the team lead by blond boof head I wasn’t sure if I really should watch my boys take on the Hawks. I gave in as normal. I wasn’t gonna miss this, what was I thinking! Wellingham and Brown shank their shots and Medders directs Daisy who puts [Read more]

The View From Shepparton: Round 4

The Lions, as I predicted from the outset are four zip at this stage. What legends they are. Somehow Collingwood are three one. How the hell did that happen? And it is surprising that the Bulldogs are now two and two. I thought that they were better than that. South Australian football is in total [Read more]

Nic, anyone else in Fiji?

West Coast Eagles VS Essendon Subiaco Oval 8:40 16th April By Steven Ingham Friday Night Footy interstate means many things – Home made Pizza Beers Couch A weekend without any structure. No going to the footy, no watching the Bombers on Saturday or Sunday… Probably have to go shopping and do work around the house… [Read more]

Round 4: The taming of Adelaide

“The taming of Adelaide” What’s happened to Adelaide? The town and the supporters? When I booked our trip to Adelaide as a January birthday present for my husband (who doesn’t really follow the footy as keenly as I do), I expected to feel some heat. Seasoned supporters told me I was brave, their supporters were [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: Positive signs out of ordinary game

By Suzy Lewis I approached the MCG for the game versus Hawthorn on a balmy April evening, full of questions to be answered: Are Hawthorn still our bogey team? Does no Buddy equal no Hawthorn? Will I need to take out a loan to buy a copy of the Footy Record? Will a quarter time [Read more]

AFL Round 4 – Adelaide v Carlton: Ticking boxes

Round 4, AAMI Stadium, Adelaide v Carlton, 17 April 2010 by Bernard Whimpress ‘Jesus ticks all the boxes.’ The message from the newish medium – illuminated rotating and revolving AAMI Stadium fence signage – occurred half way through the game and put me in mind of the story told of the early 1970s sign outside [Read more]