AFL Round 22 – Richmond vs Essendon: Yellow and Black

Big week. Footy on a Friday night. Everything is at peace in the world. Coming into this game, I couldn’t help but think to myself that this is a game between a team that lost to Melbourne and a team that lost to Gold Coast. Both teams had real chances to make the finals. But [Read more]

Haiku Bob: so little done

Haiku Bob’s take on the recent West Coast v Collingwood match

AFL Round 22: Winners and Losers

If the Hawks-Swans match is a sign of things to come, then September is going to be a tremendous month for footy fans (Blues fans excluded). This was football. The SCG was rocking.

AFL Round 22: The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Greetings Tipsters So how was the penultimate round for you? Good for some, great for others, devastating, embarassing and maybe the first waves of relief that pretty soon you won’t have to be humiliated by the silly buggers out there wearing the same colours as yourself. That’d be the Mosquitoes, wouldn’t it? Early on, the [Read more]

AFL Round 22 – Richmond v Essendon: The same old thing

It has certainly been a long few weeks for my favourite club. Heavy losses started against St Kilda and Collingwood and ended with a complete embarrassment against Carlton last week. My friends luckily didn’t bag me about it. This week we needed to win to be mathematically possible of even making eighth spot. That wasn’t [Read more]

Temptation Island: Bali Ha’i

A funny thing happened after the film and before the match on Saturday night. This is the story of how one man (we’ll call him Neil) was tempted to switch from footy culture to Arts culture…while the footy season was still underway!  

AFL Round 22: The Wrap

On Friday night The Grey Army was on the march once more, taking another step along the road to oblivion as they ran headlong into The Tiger, who just happened to be heading in the opposite direction.

Footy Poetry: Josh

Matt Zurbo is at a footy-watching, beer-drinking, rock’n’roll, Saturday night thirtieth.

AFL Round 22 – West Coast v Collingwood (Floreat Pica): Pies midfield needs to get hands dirty

By Rory Adams A visit to Subiaco is like a throw back to the old surburban grounds in Melbourne. Facilities are adequate as long as a quick beer or coffee is not needed as these amenities feel quite archaic compared to the MCG or the Docklands. Once seated however the ground has a much better [Read more]

AFL Round 22: St.Kilda v GWS Giants: Joining the Delusion….We can do this, too

I’ve been hanging around with the Geelong Cat boys too much.  Their mindset is beginning to rub off on me.  I was quite happy hanging in the Saints reality of seeing this year as essentially over and beginning to build up for next year.  But Flynny’s chant of “We can do this” has resonated via [Read more]

AFL Round 22 – Richmond v Essendon: Even the Tigers are better than us!

I am at a loss trying to come to grips with the 2012 Essendon dieback. I watched most of the game against Richmond,  sometimes it got too bad for me and I stopped watching. Let’s not forget how much we love to thump the Tigers, and how much we love to laugh at them when [Read more]

AFL Round 22 – West Coast v Collingwood: Eagles 4 Denmark 0

WEST COAST EAGLES V COLLINGWOOD SUBIACO OVAL – 5.40pm WST – Saturday 25 August 2012 This is the third week of the very preliminary finals.  In an even season it is all about getting your best players fit and in form, while obtaining the best possible grid position for the start of the September Grand [Read more]

AFL Round 22 – Gold Coast v Carlton: The Coach doesn’t kick the ball!

I aged ten years tonight; ten years, truth-be-told, I cannot spare!

AFL Round 22 – Richmond v Essendon: Schadenfreude

The German term “schadenfreude” is beautifully efficient – a single word when in English we need seven (taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others). Richmond was hardly efficient last night but the ease with which the Bombers were brushed aside was breathtaking. And enjoyable.  As Essendon’s abortive 2012 campaign played out its last dismal rites, the schadenfreude flowed [Read more]

Sydney v Hawthorn preview: Boiling Point

In recent weeks I’ve become shyly aware that I’ve taken my eye off the footy. Haven’t talked about it much; haven’t reflected on it publicly; haven’t offered any excuses. Just slunk off into the shade really. But internally, I’ve been musing, struggling with the idea of how to whip myself up into some kind of [Read more]

Harms with some thoughts on Round 22

Harms tries to tip a few winners in the penultimate round.

AFL Round 22: The Richie Benaud round

Round 22 descends upon us with a multitude of permutations possible to shape the finals, including the possibility of a Carlton – Collingwood Elimination Final. In Bruce speak “What a delicious fortnight confronts us” – but it is only the entrée to what September will bring.