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Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: FPS Match report

Damian Balassone presents The Floreat Pica Society’s match report for Collingwood’s Round 10 match against Sydney.

Almanac Reviews: These Treasures – Old Dog on the joy of a book

Find out why Damian Balassone’s recent book, ‘A Strange Game in a Strange Land’ is a treasure trove of delights for Matt Zurbo.

Marvel

We’re lucky enough to witness a second generation Daicos these days and those of us fortunate enough to have seen both players will enjoy this poem about the original marvel by Damian Balassone.

St Kilda Parish Priest, 1966

Barry Breen’s 1966 premiership winning kick is remembered by Damian Balassone.

An Hour in Heaven

Robbie Flower, an excerpt from Damian Balassone’s recent release, ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’.

Super Duper

Another terrific footy poem from Damian Balassone; Super Duper, Bruce Duperouzel.

Eddie Gilbert

A short innings caught in poetry by Damian Balassone – the unlikely contender Eddie Gilbert with quick as lightning pace, the immortally incumbent Don facing.

Flying Doormat

Former Carlton champ Bruce Doull is immortalised in verse by Damian Balassone.

Barassi and Blight

One of the many great poems in Damian Balassone’s recently published collection, ‘Strange Game in a Strange Land’

Robbie Flower at the Western Oval

Damian Balassone has just published a book of poems about footy greats, here’s one about the dazzling Robbie Flower.

Daisy Pearce

Daisy Pearce has returned to the AFLW this season, stamping her class on the competition immediately. Damian Balassone penned these words a couple of years ago but they still ring true today.

The Fieldsman in the Floppy White Hat

Fielding at slip on a windy day, nestled under your Greg Chappell hat, then hey! Damian Balassone’s version is far more evocative and poetic!

Poetry: The Man from Moe

Damian Balassone with a teaser from a forthcoming book of verse.

Who Killed David Hookes?

Damian Balassone pens a thought provoking view of the death of cricketer David Hookes.

Almanac Cricket – Test Team of the 80s

In a moment of sleeplessness, Damian Balassone created a super Test Team for the 1980s. What do you think of his team? Any glaring omissions?

Strange Rain

A punting windfall as expressed by Damian Balassone in his poem.

Virat Kohli

Damian Balassone has a thought or two about Virat Kohli.

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Collingwood: My new umbrella

Despite the weather initially gloomy and the traffic bothersome, Damian Balassone was glad to reach the MCG and see his Pies conquer the Cats for a spot in the preliminary final.

Almanac Cricket – Australia’s Narrowest Test Losses: 1981-2019

Damian Balassone details some depressing Test match losses since 1981 by Australian Test Cricket teams.

Poetry: Cam and Xav

With more than a little inspiration from Damian Balassone, Jarrod Landells has penned this ode to a couple of “controversial” young guns.