Search Results for: Rod Gillett

A day in the life of the back pocket player

Mick Gwyther shares memories of freezing winter days on the footy field in the Gippsland of his youth.

Almanac Rugby League – The Rugby League Almanac 2013 online: Round 1

Re-live the opening games of the 2013 NRL season with these yarns from our rugby league writers.

Rotation, rotation

Bernard Whimpress gives the national selectors something to think about before they choose their squad for the Ashes.

AFL Grand Final: My weekend in the red and the white

Having scored Grand Final tickets, Brisbane fan Beth Newman undertook a covert mission to transform herself into a Swan for the weekend.

Almanac Rugby League – What happened to Gus Gould’s hair?

I’m in Brisbane for the weekend visiting family. It’s the first chance I’ve had in many a year to watch a Friday night game live on television. It’s also the first chance I’ve had to watch Channel Nine’s pregame ‘entertainment” too. Mercy me. So let’s start with the (actual) white elephant on the commentary panel: [Read more]

NackiLeaks Expose’ – John Harms Dream (Extended and Unauthorised Version)

DRAFT MEDIA RELEASE (Embargoed until after Geelong go through season undefeated) Mr John Harms, the newly appointed Marketing Director of the Competition formerly known as the AFL, took pleasure in announcing today that “a great Australian company in James Hardie Industries will become the League’s major corporate sponsor from 2012 onwards.”  Mr Harms said that [Read more]

Footy kicking on in Coffs Harbour

by “Rocket” Rod Gillet The Sydney Swans defeated last year’s AFL runner-up St Kilda in a NAB Challenge match at the BCU Stadium in Coffs Harbour by 31 points last Saturday night. Almost 5000 attended the fixture on a unseasonably cool night on the north coast of NSW. One of those in attendance was my [Read more]

Local Footy: The Maffra story – it’s all about beating Sale

by Rocket Gillett   In preparing my recent posting on the Rochester/Echuca rivalry I had planned to compare it to a very similar rivalry – and the most comparable is the Sale/Maffra rivalry – the parallels are striking similarly in terms of longevity, small town v big town, changing competitions, etc However, I got carried [Read more]

Middle East Correspondent: Branch’s grassroots work honoured by Sydney clubs

by Rocket Gillett   There has been a proliferation of cups and medals and even sporting venues and facilities named in honour of former club heroes or officials in recent years. I reckon that has been a good thing. It’s great to see people recognised for their contribution to the game. Personally I like to [Read more]