How to Watch Footy, Part 6

Vin Maskell explains another way of experiencing the great game – this time on ANZAC Day

Why do we glorify Anzac Day?

What do North Hobart and the Adelaide Crows have in common? Well they happen to be the only two clubs in Australia who have club footballs in the primary school at Villers Bretonneau.  There are three other footballs there – all the mighty Sherrin. Other significant features such as the Victoria Café, Rue de Melbourne, [Read more]

ANZAC XVIII: A great great day

By Mark O’Connell ANZAC day 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of one of the best days of all time. ANZAC day 2002 was the first year my cousin Noel and I ventured to the Dawn Service as part of the occasion which would also involve much eating, drinking, laughing and a game of Australian Rules [Read more]

The View From Shepparton – Anzac Day

It is 3 am and my thoughts are swirling around as lie in bed  thinkindg about the totality of yesterday’s  Anzac Day.   Obviously on this site this should relate to yet another great game of Aussie Rules but really to call this event, great as it was, the highlight of the day would be [Read more]

One Bloody Point

I’m very confused, is it April 26 or August 26?  I look out the window and winter has arrived.  Just four days ago I was basking in glorious sunshine, today it’s  cold hard rain. Hey, but there is an upside.  Last year I bought myself a  GoreTex down coat , so today is the inaugural [Read more]

Talk about luck

An assignment for the Anzac Day match…not fun but I have to go there… due 8:30pm night of the match. I have been sick for a ridiculous two weeks, some sort of flu that went away for a bit but then came back even worse after my second day back at uni. Go figure.

So Close So Far

  ANZAC Day, the day that soldiers first landed on Gallipoli April 25th 1914. The day we remember our soldiers who fought against the Turks and now fight the Taliban.  April 25th is also the day of the second most famous game of the season, Essendon vs. Collingwood. This tradition has been going on since [Read more]

Anzac Day 2012

In 2008 I went to my first Anzac day game with my mother. We were beaten by the Pies. It was the last footy game mum was able to attend. On the way back to catch the train she was short of breath. Later, I would realise, that was the first sign her health was [Read more]