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AFL Round 7 – The Pre Wrap

Mr Wrap previews Round 7 and surveys the wreckage of the AFL succession; the 2 win teams and his Toothless Tigers (sorry Striped Marvels – Ed).

WAFL: Leederville co-tenants looking the goods

East Perth finally convince but Peel can’t take a trick as the WAFL continues. Les Everett wraps up Round 3.

The Story of Peter Reville – The Champion of the Brown Coal Mine

The story of former Brown Coal Mine and South Melbourne premiership player Peter Reville, who was suspended for 20 weeks after snapping in the 1934 Grand Final.

AFL Round 21 – West Coast v Geelong: The bland leading the blind

Peter Baulderstone observes two sides he concludes are at opposite ends of the footy spectrum.

AFL Round 17 – Gold Coast v Collingwood: Saturday Matineé

What has happened to the Pies, asks David Enticott. Two years ago they were a quarter away from back-to-back flags, now they look like they would struggle against a bunch of 40-year-old veterans.

WAFL – Round 18: Bulldogs climb off the bottom

South Fremantle pulled off the upset of the round by easily beating second team West Perth at Arena Joondalup and, in the process, moving from last place for the first time in weeks.

The best day in September

Brutas Mudcake has applied an objective scoring system to compile the Top 10 grand finals since 1996. Which day in September will finish ahead of the rest?

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]

Bless ‘Em All – Eagles V Crows

Subiaco Oval – 5.10pm WST Saturday 3 September 2011 A final round game with nothing at stake. The Eagles are finals bound. The Crows are bound for Mad Monday with the aim of ‘drinking to forget’ a season of loss and disappointment. It is an odd feeling going to the match. None of the expectation [Read more]

Could the Swans have done better than Jetta?

by David Butler The Sydney Swans have had 3 first round draft picks in the last 10 years.  Jarred McVeigh,  Lewis Jetta and  Gary Rohan. The dearth of first round picks is directly attributable to the consistency shown by the Swannies under the management of Paul Roos. As a result the Swannies midfield over the [Read more]

Almanac XI v Overland XI – Almanac Captain’s report

by Andrew Gigacz I believe it’s part of the unwritten ethos of the cricket commentating fraternity that at least once in a career the phrase, “well bowled, well played and well fielded; good cricket all around”, must be used. Had any of that fraternity been at Gillon Oval on Sunday to call the Almanac XI [Read more]

Another Big Day Out

The Chaplain, the Archivist and myself are veterans of many music festivals, but have rather fallen out of the Big Day Out habit lately. However, with Iggy on the bill, we were at least guaranteed not to be the oldest guys in attendance, so interest was rekindled. As if to prove ourselves out of the [Read more]

Blues keep it together in the West…Just

Almost everything in modern football is categorised, calculated and rendered as statistic, yet one of the most essential components of the game- confidence- remains a mystery defying precise measurement. No one completely understands the many forces that lead a team to gain or lose confidence, yet the results of either are usually plain to see. [Read more]

AFL team by team PRETTY LIST 2010! How HOT is your team?

WHO IS THE PRETTYEST TEAM OF THEM ALL? SENIOR LISTED PLAYERS Last year I sat down and made a pretty list with the top 21 AFL players who could easily make some extra money on the side doing modeling. Tiger Ben Cousins was listed as number one and his photo shoot for GQ magazine showed [Read more]

The Perry Meka Roadshow

By Paul Branagan I was obviously out of my inner-suburban comfort zone when I buggered up the take-a-number system at the Nagambie bakery. It was 11.30am and I was on my way to the Shepparton United / Shepparton Swans clash at Princess Park by the Goulburn River. Innocently I picked up what I thought was [Read more]

Williamstown CYMS Round 4

 by Dene Macleod   williamstown cyms football club  SENIORS   ELTHAM                     7.2    11.4    16.10    18.11-119 WILLIAMSTOWN   2.2     7.4     12.4      13.7-85   Williamstown CY’s made the long trip to Research on Saturday only to be comprehensively beaten by Eltham Old Collegians. In a replay of last year’s Sect. D 3 Grand Final, the ‘Turtles’ jumped the [Read more]

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