Balcony Banter: History in the making

Demon fan Lynda Carroll is aware she is watching history week by week.

FEARLESS 2021: Double Header – The media spotlight just shines too intensely sometimes

FEARLESS 2021 reviews all the matches from Round 7 and Round 8 with his usual thoughtful analysis.

Balcony Banter – Soaring high for a while

Tiger fan Dave Campbell feared that Shai Bolton’s screamer might be the highlight of the night. He wasn’t wrong. He shared his thoughts on the MCC Members’ blog ‘Balcony Banter’.

Round 8 – Western Bulldogs v Carlton: When you risk becoming the problem…

Yes, the last quarter was grim. But John Butler has found much of what followed in the days since the game equally frustrating.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 8 review, Round 9 preview

Cam Hooke gives the Collingwood Life perspective on the victory over North Melbourne, then he looks to the Pies’ prospects against Sydney.

Round 8 – GWS v Essendon: Besotted with Baby Bombers

Sam Laffy is besotted with the current batch of ‘Baby Bombers’. Although the results may not be on the board the future looks bright for the Bombers as he reports.

Round 8 – Richmond v Geelong: Poleaxed

Dips O’Donnell’s Covid-19 vaccination spoiled his pizza and shiraz, and bed was a welcome relief. There, in his post-vaccination haze, watching the Cats great victory over the Tigers eased his pain. Get vaccinated says Dips, it’s better than the real thing!

The Unsung – Round 8: Isaac Cumming and Trent Rivers

Deakin Uni student Chris Mangos’ eighth weekly column ‘The Unsung’, featuring young, up-and-coming footy stars Isaac Cumming and Trent River.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Collingwood – Floreat Pica Society report by Jim Kesselschmidt

A better result for the Collingwood faithful as Jim Kesselschmidt reports on behalf of the Floreat Pica Society.

Round 6 to Round 8 – Catching up with Saints footy: Horrible Loss to Getting the Saints brand back to Only Playing Last Quarter

Things have been difficult for Yoshi in Japan. With the effects of Covid on the country, and working three part-time jobs for a living does not leave Yoshi much time for catching up with his favourite footy team. Here are his reports of St Kilda’s past three games.

Round 8 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Mothers’ Day

John Gordon hasn’t been to the MCG much in recent years (as has been the case for most of us), but his latest visit was on Mothers’ Day, a special occasion to celebrate the many mothers who have given everything for their children; not least of which was the late Ateca Naitanui; Nic’s mum. [Great read: Ed.]

Round 8 – Gold Coast v St Kilda: Saints prevail over Suns in dour contest

Braham Dabscheck suggests this dour Round 8 clash between Gold Coast and St Kilda could be termed a ‘bad win’ for the Saints if there is such a thing.

Round 8 – North Melbourne v Collingwood

Phil Hill loves going to watch sporting events. However, he has a pet hate, the assault and insult of the extraneous noise associated with the game as he explains. Phil also reports on the football game he watched, the North and Collingwood Round 8 match which the Pies won by three goals.

Round 8 – Port Adelaide v Adelaide: A double showdown day

Nick Kossatch had two showdowns in one day – a local grudge match and the Port Adelaide v Adelaide clash. In an exciting and long day, he saw plenty of entertaining footy.

Round 8 – Melbourne v Sydney (and lots of other observations): Barry Gibb plays for Sydney

Pure genius from Old Dog. Who players look like. [So glad you stayed up through the night to write this Old Dog – JTH]

Round 8 – Sal’s preview: It’s Pie time

Sal Ciardulli offers some perspective (if little sympathy) on Collingwood’s predicament, before reviewing the AFL round ahead.

Round 8 – AFL 2021 Footy Fixture: Who is your team playing this week?

Need to know who your team plays in Round 8? All the details are here.

Cam Hooke’s Collingwood Life: Round 7 review, Round 8 preview

It’s becoming an all too familiar refrain for Pies fans – lack of application and execution resulted in yet another loss. Cam Hooke’s hurting too, but he has some ideas for the Kangaroos game.