How Clarko saved Geelong

Saturday afternoon. I am reading nineteenth century newspapers, writing about the 1898 Grand Final. And waiting for time to pass until I get the train to the MCG. Jungle Ruler has just saluted. I am containing myself. I am happy in the way that Crows fans are not, because on the television the Adelaide Football [Read more]

Forgive Me Father

I awoke on Sunday morning racked with guilt. Is it a sin to ignore your own team? To be drawn into, and absorbed by, another match at the expense of the club you love? Bless me, Father Brosnan, for I have sinned…

Cats v Hawks, Another Thriller, What did we expect?

Hawthorn v Geelong Rd 12 MCG 7.10pm Wow! What a game! We all know the recent history of the Cats and the Hawks but can we keep expecting them to deliver every time they meet? Every time they play it’s built up and anticipated as a huge clash of FIERCE RIVALS, and unlike other “Big [Read more]

The right decision

  by Nick Sculley On Friday afternoon I was faced with a decision; leave a pile of well overdue study for yet another day and head to Etihad Stadium to watch my beloved Saints, or get it out of the way on Friday and visit the Mecca on Saturday night for what surely would be [Read more]

Heartaches by the Number

  by Rick Kane   On Saturday night I caught a train home from the MCG feeling lost and despondent. I knew what the Hawks could have done better. I know that the Hawks can take it right up to the Cats. I know a free kick when I see one. And boy, I know [Read more]

The Hawks looking for oxygen

I recently obtained a new oxygen machine which includes a backpack and two batteries that last for about five hours each*. This machine has brought a new independence to my life, so I decided I would be brave and attempt an evening at the footy to see my team play the Cats.  It was Round [Read more]