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A Past Half Century of Achievement, but. .. International Rules Future Doubts

Historian Steve Alomes urges sports fans to see the big picture and not dismiss International Rules football, after the disappointment of the recent indigenous team tour to Ireland.

Tits, Tips, Trailer Trash & The Truth

Peter Baulderstone offers suggested reading of the best articles from the international sporting web. The title is just bait and switch marketing. This is the sort of stuff that Litza used to write before Rupert’s $ seduced him.

A review of the 2013 Best and Fairest results (so far): an insight into game plans, what the coaches look for and backmen winning awards (?!)

It’s AFL Best and Fairest season, with all but the WA results now in. Sean Curtain gives his take on each of the clubs – what do you reckon? And who do you think will take out the remaining two?

Suffer the Little Children: KFC and the 2013 Grand Final.

“To the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken joint my good man, and don’t spare the horses”.

Father’s Day at the Hampden Football League Grand Final

Glen Potter was given a hand-made gift voucher for father’s day, offering the bearer a day out to any country footy league grand final. He and his 10-year-old son chose the Hampden league. All aboard!

AFL Round 18 – Fremantle v Adelaide: Fate, and all that…..

The Under 12s are playing footy like their heroes at Fremantle, writes David Whish-Wilson, locking the ball into the forward line with terrific defensive pressure then launching attacks off half-back. It’s a different style to a young Nat Fyfe, taking hangers over his mates when discovered by a talent scout.

New Tom Wills doco

Have a look at the trailer for the new Tom Wills video documentary. [Worth a look – Ed]

What footy and kids have taught me about tolerance, understanding and behaviour in recent weeks – An act in three parts

Sean Curtain likes thinking out loud. Which is what he does here as he works his way through some complex issues of identity and social interaction. He learns something from an Under 13 footy side.

AFL Round 9 – Fremantle v Melbourne: Consigned to history

Former Fitzroy captain and inaugural West Coast coach, Ron Alexander, gives Les Everett an insight into the game plan of Fremantle coach Ross Lyon. It’s not new, says Alexander, but it’s certainly effective.

My second novel

I wrote my first football story when I was eight. It was my second novel. My first novel was called Wombat because it was about a wombat. My football novel was about our family driving from Shepparton to VFL Park in our Morris 1100, to see Geelong play Footscray, the second game of VFL footy [Read more]

A Perth Sporting Weekend

It’s been a huge weekend of sport here in the West.  The Force showed the insipid Reds the door.  And the Glory and the Wildcats advanced deeper into Finals territory.  But of course all that paled compared with the arrival of the CATS on Friday. That’s right the Champion Australian Team of Snorers (CATS) were [Read more]

Force For Good

This is a transcript of a seminar called Force For Good held at the National Museum of Australia. It involved Sean Gorman, Che Cockatoo-Collins, and David Headon. I moderated it. It is conversational and hence may lack a little structure (in its form and in its thinking) but it addresses the elements of the topic. [Read more]

Adam Goodes

A test of a sporting moment is whether you remember it. By that I mean you don’t half-remember it, but really remember it. Moments which you don’t have to go into the record books to check; moments where the details of time and place are superfluous. Moments so powerful they form the basis for your [Read more]

The Krakouers

In 1982, I was in Grade 6 at St. Pius X West Warrnambool and obsessed with the Krakouer brothers. I kept scrapbooks of newspaper clippings that said ‘BLACK MAGIC!’ and ‘KRAKOUER MAGIC!’ I wrote ‘JIM 3 KRAKOUER’ and ‘PHIL 8 KRAKOUER’ all over my books and pencil case.  I sat in the filtered sun in [Read more]

Book Line-Up

2011   Round 24   Carlton v St. Kilda                               Joseph Walker Port Adelaide v Melbourne                 Julian Morison Western Bulldogs v Fremantle           Tom Riordan Sydney v Brisbane                             Chris Bracher West Coast Eagles v Adelaide           Callum O’Connor Collingwood v Geelong                       Ben Jensen Richmond v North Melbourne            Paul [Read more]

Black Magic? White muddle more like it

Sean Gorman believes the notion of indigenous footballers possessing a certain “magic” denies the hard work that they put in. Click on the link below to read Sean’s article from The Conversation website:

Book Review: Best On Ground

Best on Ground – Great Writers on The Greatest Game Peter Corris and John Dale (eds) Viking (an imprint of Penguin Books) 2010 The stories of how supporters have come to support a particular team, and how their life has been moulded by that allegiance, are good stories when well told. This collection of sixteen [Read more]

Book Review: Krakouers biography is full of heart

Brotherboys: The story of Jim and Phil Krakouer, by Sean Gorman Reviewer: Paul Daffey As footy-mad youngsters, the Krakouer brothers’ inventive quest to improve their Aussie Rules skills included practising over the kitchen table in the family home at Mount Barker, WA. While their father Eric, one of several quiet heroes in this sad and [Read more]

General Footy Writing: Tales of Krakouer brothers and Cockatoo-Collins confirm rich contribution of indigenous players to Australian football

A keen audience gathered at the  National  Museum of  Australia in Canberra , to attend the recent FORCE FOR GOOD seminar. Presented by the museum  in  conjunction with with Manning Clark House and hosted by John Harms, the seminar focused on how indigenous Australians have enriched football. Dr Sean Gorman (an Almanacker) spoke about his book Brotherboys, which [Read more]


2011 Round 7 Port Adelaide vs. Hawthorn Merryn Sherwood Western Bulldogs vs. Sydney Swans Manuka Oval  David Butler Geelong Cats vs. North Melbourne Skilled Stadium Craig Down Richmond vs. Fremantle MCG Michael Allan Gold Coast Suns vs. Brisbane Lions Tim Pekin Essendon vs. West Coast Eagles  Andrew Else Melbourne vs. Adelaide Crows MCG Steve Healy St. Kilda [Read more]