The beautiful game

By Ged McMahon Early in the week I scoffed when someone referred to soccer as “the beautiful game”. Soccer has just never grabbed me. My main beef is the constant diving and staging for free kicks. This is at severe odds to the “show no pain to the opposition” approach of Aussie Rules. Last weekend [Read more]

Following the Blues from Cambodia

by Sophie Smith Having lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the past three years, I would’ve come home a lot earlier I think if this region of the world did not have the Australian Network! At least five games every weekend of AFL has been my saviour and watching my beloved Carlton team play is always a [Read more]

Mum Shows Them How to Barrack

Yesterday, Mum and I went to the ‘G for our favourite winter outing: footy. Mum is 81, and I am the eldest of her 9 kids. I am 58 and still learning not to get sucked in by annoying oppostion footy barrackers. I use my radio earpiece to block out annoying comments. Is that what [Read more]

Saturday Afternoon Spectacular

You have to give it to the AFL for innovation, today they came up with the novel idea of footy at the G on a Saturday afternoon!  You know what ,I think it could catch on, there was a very large crowd there to see the Dons play the old enemy Carlton on this sunny [Read more]

Simpson’s Fine Line

A long drive home from Tungamah was on the cards. After a 67-point victory over the Bears, Waaia had one win and two losses, and I was feeling happy. Another reason to be happy? A massive blockbuster clash at the MCG. I don’t know why, and it is puzzling, because I dislike both teams, but [Read more]