Is this the season for the drought to end?

    I’ve hit record button on Foxtel for the Cats v Swans game and headed off to Port Melbourne to see if my VFL side can win 18 on the trot and remain undefeated in the main season.   Its been a while since I have not made the trip down Princes Highway for [Read more]

I want my Mummy

I have a soft spot for the Swans.  I’m sure many people do. My dad was a Bloods man, and his stories of Pratt and Skilton kept me spellbound as a youngster. They were my unofficial “second side”. It became official when they moved to Sydney. Purely on romantic terms, the Swans were, of all [Read more]

29 wins and (no longer) counting

  by Vin Maskell What’s that old adage about journalism? Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Or, in the case of the Geelong Advertiser last weekend, never let the results of a footy match get in the way of a rather confident celebratory newspaper special edition poster.  

Swans a sleeping giant waking up?

  by Tom Bally There’s days when it seems everyone writes the Swans off.  Almost every week us Bloods fans are subjected to a barrage of negativity ranging from sly backhander comments to almost outright disgust that we’re even allowed to be part of the league.  Therefore it came as no surprise when the ‘experts’ [Read more]

Fortress K.P.

By Chris Bracher I have been going there for forty years. I lived in Winchelsea and Kardinia Park was my “local” VFL ground. Once a year I would persuade my less than enthusiastic Dad to take me to see my beloved red and white play. South was never much good when I was a kid [Read more]

September? Let the narrative be complicated.

August 29 and there is a hint of green on the birch and the possums have eaten every pink blossom off the peach tree. This has the potential to be a superb September, a writer’s treat. Sport always gives us stories, many of them wonderful, but this September promises a stack of possible complications. I [Read more]

How could the Cats lose at home?

27th August 2011 Geelong v’s Sydney Skilled Stadium – 2.10 pm Matthew Clark   “What did I do wrong??” “What do you mean??” “Well, we never lose at Geelong.  Someone must have done something wrong.  Maybe it was me!!” Could it be that us turning up to the game 3 minutes late unsettled the Cats?  [Read more]