AFL Round 7 – St Kilda v Carlton: From Twitter to Twigley

by Tony Reed Twitter Report – St Kilda v Carlton Mon 10/5/10 6.36 pm – just made train from work at Glenferrie 6.55 pm – arrived Gate 9 at Etihad.  Where’s Barb and Charles? 7.00 pm – Charles arrives with tickets.  Apparently am concession ticket holder tonight 7.10 pm – Omens good.  2 pies and [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – St Kilda v Carlton: The streak is over

by David Downer In the many contests (er, agon?) of both sport and life, the victor of particular match-ups can be assured well before the event. Harlem Globetrotters v Washington Generals.  Federer v Hewitt.  Marciano v everyone.  Roadrunner v Wile E Coyote.   Angelina v Jennifer.  Scissors v Paper.  Paper v Rock.  Rock v Scissors.  And [Read more]

Two out of three ain’t bad

As the big bloke with the hankie once said, “two out three ain’t bad”. Three weeks ago, Carlton were staring at a 5 and 2 loss/win ration. Finals would have been the stuff of JRR Tolkien. However, after terrific victories over the last year’s grand finalists, the ledger is now 4/3 and September action looks [Read more]

Speed Kills 2: Blues Torch the Saints’ Citadel

Since Ross Lyon took over the Saints, I’ve started to wonder if he might be a fan of avant-garde music. I’m thinking specifically of those La Monte Young-inspired minimalist drones, where the climax is delayed, then delayed some more, and sometimes barely arrives at all. They’re exercises emphasising discipline and theory rather than a quick [Read more]

AFL Round 7 – St Kilda v Carlton: WAKEY WAKEY

by Cheyenne Autumn It had to happen sooner or later and now the alarm is ringing it’s head off. Let’s hope Ross and the selectors aren’t on valium or they might sleep through it. The Art of Footy changes quickly, and already we see that there is no place for small defensive forwards without pace [Read more]