haiku bob: clear above the clouds

bringing autumn tackle by tackle to the Blues a mountain clear above the clouds – Dawes marks again tumbling leaves – Ball turns himself inside and out down on form Leon chases some hidden goal a row of Blues neatly laid out for Didak’s trickery pack forms – Swan ducks his head into the cloud [Read more]

AFL Round 6 – Carlton v Collingwood: Pies give Blues a bad headache

by Josh Barnstable This was the unofficial Rivalry Round, despite some of the clashes not being what you would think as everyday blockbuster heated games. But North Melbourne v Melbourne and Geelong v Richmond, the two games that stand out as not fitting in with the theme of the round, do mean something in terms [Read more]

Pies Have the Steadier Hand in MCG Shootout

It was only fitting that an 80,000 strong gathering of the rival clans should assemble to celebrate 100 years since Collingwood last beat Carlton in a Grand Final. Ok… I know only one clan would be celebrating that little statistic, but that’s about all the joy I’ll get from this report. At least, unlike a [Read more]

FPS Report: Chase my blues away

By George Habib Hope (noun) 1. a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen 2. A feeling of trust As I walked to the ground from Jolimont Station I had a few thoughts. Firstly, how sh*t Docklands is in comparison, and secondly that following the win last week that I could [Read more]

Rampant Pies Dispatch of the Inexperienced Blues

Is there a bigger rivalry in Australian Sport? Although this has been claimed frequently in the press, I’ll repeat that no matter where these sides are situated on the ladder, a clash between these two combatants always guarantees a large attendance. On this occasion Carlton and Collingwood are both in superb form. The rejuvenated Blues [Read more]

Magpie win causes outbreak of Bieber Fever

Before the game even begins my dad manages to drown my hopes. Pendles had just kicked his first when dad walked in shook his head and let out a defeated sigh. Because of channel seven the game isn’t shown live. I REFUSE to check the scores or listen on the radio because I need to [Read more]