Haiku Bob- Rd 5: various shades

red leaves the Bombers hold on but soon fall away opening skirmishes sun ripples across  the ‘G Anzac Day – the shadows of the players brush the crowd in my new country watching Collingwood feels new bright afternoon the extra edge in our play autumn colours goals of various shades the moon about to appear a [Read more]

Dons Improving

What a fantastic day at the “G”.  A huge crowd of almost 90,000, a brilliant cloudless blue sky and the surface looked like a manicured billiard table.  And sitting in the crowd were  two who have been regulars for this clash for many many years.  It’s the annual father/son bonding day, son a Collingwood fanatic [Read more]

Anzac Day clash and a failed bouquet marking attempt

Where do I begin? Lebanese weddings, it’s fair to say, they go for a good two weeks. Two weeks of celebrating, food, drinking, dancing, dressing up, sleeping late, waking up early and ringing in your ears from the LOUD music and traditional Lebanese drummers. To say that it’s a crazy experience is an understatement and [Read more]

ANZAC Day2011

ANZAC XVII by Mark O’Connell I sent a brief email to the Herald sun about 2 weeks ago suggesting they promote this year’s game as ANZAC XVII. I received no reply but this year there have been repeated references to this being the 17th clash of the 2 sides on this day. In no previous [Read more]