The Footy Gods: an introduction

  by Ian Latham In millennia past, the Greeks believed that the gods could determine our future. At times they would act with justice. At times, they would punish you just to prove that they could. But there was little that humans could do to influence them. To make matters worse, they sometimes took human [Read more]


WHERE LIFE IMITATES SPORT What a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Not The Brisbane Bombers came from behind to keep Coach Craig at the top of the leader board over in the City of Churches.  The Sainters honoured Yabby’s memory with a solid win against The Coasters.  Collingwood Upheld The Magpies’ Name to [Read more]

Floreat Pica Society Report – Carlton vs Collingwood, Round 17, Saturday July 16 2.10 p.m. MCG

Saturday afternoon. Traditional time to attend a footy match. Pies versus Blues, traditional clash with traditional rivals. Only the venue is non Traditional. I am going to the footy with my friend Peter, with whom I have been going to Pies games for seventeen years and my friend Michael. The last time I went to [Read more]

Collingwood are annoying

God, I forgot how annoying playing Collingwood is. I started what I expected to be a nice day, with a late invitation to the dining room at the ‘G. Lucky I was dressed for it & left work early, caught the train in with great expectations. Question: When did Magpie supporters become “gentrified” and take [Read more]

Fast and Furious Life and Football

  I could start this piece and write about St. Kilda (and Hawthorn’s) wonderful premiership coach, mentor and friend, Allan “Yabby” Jeans, 1933-2011.  His passing this week has left the world a little colder.  He was loved by family, friends and the football world, no matter who you are. I could start this piece with [Read more]

3 Votes to Eddie as Pies find on-field kumbaya

Those of a non-Collingwood persuasion, which – despite the efforts of sections of the media to imply otherwise – still constitutes the overwhelming majority of the football world, have long become familiar with the Magpies’ desire to dominate the agenda. After all, in the Collingwood world view, it is all about them. But even by [Read more]

Maggies let their football do the talking

By John Sandy Round 17 Carlton v Collingwood I am someone who believes that you don’t choose your football team but it is something that is given to you at birth. In my case, my father grew up in Clifton Hill within walking distance of Vic Park and so all of his children simply followed [Read more]

The Crows: about as good as tooth-ache

  The pain had subsided. Not completely gone, it was still lingering. Still enough to make me wince, but not enough to force me to stomach the awful aspirin and painkillers that I’d been living off since Monday. I felt better knowing I had gotten through a day without any medication. It meant I was [Read more]

Round 17: Heath Shaw Memorial Blog

Well, well, well. What can you say! Interesting that they allow Mr Shaw back for finals. Not quite all-guns-blazing from the AFL? Or overkill? And what of the Captain’s position? So, while the headlines roar, we begin the football in Adelaide, previous burial ground of Bomber hopes (can we still call them Bombers without clarification?). [Read more]


FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What a week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  We farewell An Ornament To The Game as Yabby Jeans moves on to Eternal Rest.  What’s to be said of him that hasn’t already been said by those closest to him?  My Dear Sainted Mother used to say Royce & The Boys [Read more]