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General Sportswriting: My ten best sports films

By Paul Daffey Rocky (1976): While the later Rocky sequels are rightly regarded as cinematic featherweights, the original Rocky outstrips all contenders in the battle for the heavyweight sporting film of the world. One of only two sports films to win the Oscar Award for Best Picture, it features a storyline that happens to feature [Read more]

General Footy Writing: It’s hard trying to watch the footy when the broadcaster goes bust

By Ben Jensen Sometimes I hate being a footy fan outside Australia. I had it all worked out last year; got myself a Setanta Sports subscription; at only £9.99 a month I was supposedly going to get four games live a week. That’s almost better than back home!  By the time the Cats and Port [Read more]

Gigs’ Stats: Round-12 Stat. Declaration

By Andrew Gigacz STATITORIAL — DEMETRIOU’S VERSION OF EVEN-HANDEDNESS In his role as AFL CEO, Andrew Demetriou often has to perform delicate balancing acts in order to keep all parties happy. But he has taken that concept to a new level over the past couple of weeks. With the decision not to move the Round-14 [Read more]

Middle East Correspondent: Rick Quade deserves place among Swans’ greats

By Rod Gillett Rick Quade stepped down from the Swans’ board of directors only last year, after almost 40 years of service for the South Melbourne/Sydney Swans Football Club. Since beginning as a player in 1970, he’s been captain, coach, chairman of selectors and a board member. Recently he heeded another call to serve the [Read more]

Local Footy: Steve Armstrong — a man for all footy seasons

By Pamela Sherpa When Steve Armstrong isn’t busy with football and family, he’s busy with football. In the city of Goulburn, NSW, Australian football exists alongside the larger organisations of rugby, soccer and hockey. Steve isn’t involved at one level of footy: he is involved at every level. He organises the footy team at the [Read more]

Special Feature: Bring the farm to the footy

      1960s “footballers” Graeme Willingham (Camperdown and Daylesford FCs) and Owen Beaton (Camperdown, Heywood, Birregurra and Colac FCs) continue with their plan to recognise the contribution The Farm has made to today’s modern game.   Naming a FoFF Farmyard Team of The Centuries is all well and good and has been done by [Read more]

In the Sheds: Not a level playing field

One of the great things about footy is that every ground is different. Unlike soccer and rugby pitches, which are uniform in dimension, footy grounds can be as big as the sky or as small as a pie, with straight wings or bulbous wings or a kink in one pocket. Another factor that sets grounds [Read more]

Canadian Pyke mounts his challenge

by Merryn Sherwood I have to say, I’m already a little bit in love with Mike Pyke. Not just because his name rolls off the tongue so lightly, although that’s part of it, and not just because he is a Canadian international rugby fullback that just through he would give Australian Rules football a go, [Read more]

Canadian Pyke mounts his challenge

by Merryn Sherwood   I have to say, I’m already a little bit in love with Mike Pyke. Not just because his name rolls off the tongue so lightly, although that’s part of it, and not just because he is a Canadian international rugby fullback that just through he would give Australian Rules football a [Read more]