Haiku Bob- the twirling sherrin

footy season begins all the teams freshly tattooed first game of the year – Ball tackles without hesitation umpire’s whistle – side by side fingers point together crisp autumn shadows – they answer each one of our goals feeling closer to home – Cloke shanks one sun slips through clouds Pendlebury finds himself on the [Read more]

A Bad Start and a Good Start

Before the first bounce of the footy at the Collingwood/Port Adelaide game, the teams lined up and loudspeaker played the National Anthem. “WTF “ I thought to myself. If I had looked at the Footy Recod I would have realised that “Gertie by the Sea” was being played at the start of all Round One [Read more]

FPS: Pies open campaign without pain

Pies open campaign without pain   Round One (now known by the AFL as “Opening Round”) is a time characterised by hope, expectation and over-interpretation of results.  Supporters head off expectantly to see their club’s new chums and gauge their team’s prospects for the coming season. Round One, 2011 was unique for me in that [Read more]