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University v Lockyer Valley

by Scott Sowerby   The University Cougars inconsistent form continued last Saturday at the Gatton Showgrounds when they returned to the winners’ list, falling over the line against the Demons of Lockyer Valley by 208 points. In a major surprise, the 33-17-215 to 1-1-7 triumph was played on a green playing surface, mostly devoid of [Read more]

Five minutes of Stevie J: an affirmation of the footy instinct?

  Stay with me on this, because we’ll get to Stevie J. But in the meantime I need to establish my thesis. I remember chatting with Roger Merrett at the launch of Ross Fitzgerald’s footy book about the Brisbane Bears.  I think that was just before the 1996 season got under way. We mainly talked [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Redemption Rugby League

The last time Penrith played Manly they lost 30-0 and I wrote what may have been the shortest match report in Footy Almanac history. Fast forward a few weeks and things aren’t looking much better for the Panthers. Only the eels are keeping them out of the wooden spoon position and it seems as if [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Rabbitoh in the vineyard

  RABBITOH IN THE VINEYARD – PART 1 NRL RND 5: SOUTH SYDNEY v WESTS TIGERS As one of the thousands of long suffering South Sydney members, I am well accustomed to false dawns, and a general uneasiness whenever the Bunnies go into any match as favourites – whether with the TAB, and / or [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – Panthers Ace Eels

On the night before Penrith’s clash with Parramatta, I played my weekly tennis match with my friend Michael, a fellow Footy Almanac scribe and devoted Parramatta fan. At the time, I wondered if our match would foreshadow the result of the Parramatta v Penrith clash. The first set was won comfortably by me, which I [Read more]

Almanac Rugby League – A Knight to forget

The Knights somehow lost to the Bulldogs after leading 22-6 at halftime and Ben Barba put his hand up for try of the year honours. Since getting a clip over the ear for using the term ‘mongrel’ too much at my first Knights home game in ’88, I have been a Newcastle diehard. I’ve got [Read more]

The Numbers Game – Collingwood 2011

Well, it’s Good Friday and there’s only so much a man can take of Sandy Roberts, Peter Mitchell, Jennifer Keyte, Deeksy and even the old legend, the now dottery Dan (“number 12 please Mr”) Webb on the Good Friday Appeal, so I took up Peter and Mals’ best numbers challenge from late in the week [Read more]

Recent AFL Rookie Drafts

It must be a terrible feeling on the National Draft day, when your name doesn’t get called out by any of the officials representing the 16 (now 18) clubs. There is hope a month later though, in the form of the Pre-Season and Rookie drafts. The fact is, most players taken in the latter draft [Read more]

Local Footy: Lucas kicks goals as ex-AFL players land in Bomber territory

After being controversially delisted by Essendon after last season, Scott Lucas signed on with Essendon District league club Greenvale. On the first night of training, Lucas started an hour late because every under-16 and under-18 player at the club wanted to shake his hand. Greenvale president Bruce Kent said Lucas had been a popular addition. [Read more]

Round 14: John Mosig’s Footy Wrap

THE PRE WRAP – ROUND XIV THE LADDER ST KILDA                 14        0          170.44             56 GEELONG 13        1          145.04             52 FOOTSCRAY          10        4          130.37             40 CARRINGBUSH     9          5          118.39             36 ADELAIDE 9          5          102.90             36 BRISBANE 8          6          105.10             32 CARTOON               7          7          107.85             26 THE BOMBERS      7          7          101.36             24 ——————————————————————- THE POWER                        [Read more]