down another falling

new season starts at the 10 minute mark I catch my breath first quarter the umpire plucks the ball from the clinging pack dusk deepens one more missed goal the debutant’s first shot at goal straight through the middle MCG in March Buddy’s skied hook post-high Cloke drags down another falling leaves alone inside fifty [Read more]

Round 1 – Hawks, Magpies, Grass and Mud

  by Paul Campbell Mint Bar – two Vodkas in -I tell Cat woman I must leave. “It’s Five forty five”, Cat woman observes. “I know”, I respond, “I want to get to the ‘G and look at the grass a while”. It’s been 6 months and 7 days since Collingwood shattered a dream, in [Read more]

Round 1: Crowd Behavior – The Six Golden Rules

So footy in Melbourne has kicked off and we could not have asked for any better games to kick us off. Richmond looked competitive against Carlton, Hawthorn just had the edge over Collingwood with incredible goals to Franklin and Gunston in the last quarter, and last night Hamish MacIntosh missed a shot after the siren to cost North Melbourne [Read more]

Gallant Pies run out of legs and class as Buddy and Cyril bite us on the ass

Footy came back with a huge bang as we went down to the Hawks in an epic opening round encounter that deserves a record length heading for a Floreat Pica Society match report.   The biggest question going into the game was how well our bottom six would handle the blowtorch heat of the Hawks’ [Read more]

Round one for Collingwood, only the start for Buckley

5, 4, 3, 2 ,1! With the count down round one of the 2012 season had officially begun! Don’t bother with the- “but GWS played Sydney last week” line, nobody cared! Even the people in Sydney didn’t care! I’d know, I was in Sydney at my cousin’s 21st. So anyway my boys went up against [Read more]

Hawthorn v Collingwood

Term one down. Two more to go. That’s how long I have left for school in my life. It feels just like a couple of weeks ago that I started Year 12, although the floods in Northern Victoria disrupted that for a week and a bit with all schools in the district closed. A nice [Read more]