Friday night footy in the Barossa

Wednesday last week. State of Origin decider day. Magnificently wild winter weather in the Barossa. Yesterday it was hail and sideways rain whipping across the Valley. Today, a bit of everything, but the sky is cold. Some vineyards are neatly pruned, ready for the Spring. Some are not, tendrils still waving in the wind like [Read more]

My response to losing – a thought

Two weeks. Two losses. A rare experience Does not compute. I get all whimsical and agreeable Send text messages to my mates who barrack for the Eagles, Dons. “Well done.” I say. “Your boys played better.” “Good sport.” you might think Nah. I’m just trying to keep the Footy Gods happy.

Revisiting the Inner Child

Eagles V Geelong @ Subiaco on Friday 8 July 2011 The best thing about the footy is that it brings out your inner 5 year old.  All week the atmosphere has been building.  Gazza (I kid you not) was brought up a torp away from Kardinia Park.  Its got down to 1 degree in Perth [Read more]

Friday Night Fun

by Shane Kennedy It has been a little over two years since Dad died. As the coach of my school’s grade 5/6 football team, I always play one of the better players loose a kick behind the play. Each time our loose man takes a comfortable chest mark, I think of Dad. He taught me [Read more]