AFL Round 7 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: Powder-puff guernseys spell trouble for Kangas

by Josh Barnstable If there’s any team I want North Melbourne to beat in any year, it’s Collingwood. Not since that wonderful year of 2008 have we beaten the Pies, while not that long ago, any losing streak against Collingwood is too long. With the Roos coming off wins against Hawthorn and Melbourne, I am [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – Collingwood v North Melbourne: The pain of being bullied

Collingwood versus North Melbourne 7.10pm, Saturday, May 8 Melbourne Cricket Ground  by Andrew Starkie Good teams bully North Melbourne.  Intimidate and beat up on us.  Chew us up; spit us out.  Against a team with similar or less ability, we usually get the job done.  Not so against the top teams.  We’ve suffered demoralizing defeats [Read more]

haiku bob – round 7: flesh and shadows

moonlit night – a magpie strolls into the goal square space between stars – magpie defenders guarding it swirling breeze Didak through the flap of seagulls squeezed on the left checked on the right Harry Obama steers a course through the middle floodlit flesh and shadows climb over Jolly umps wave play on starlight Cloke [Read more]

Another Cakewalk!

Despite the headline I’m not thinking as far ahead as many in the media. The Mothers’ Day round saw the 4th 50+ points win for the Pies on the trot, and apparently the 1st time since ’97 (according to Radio 774) that we have kicked 150+ in successive weeks. However when I mentioned that to [Read more]