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Almanac (Footy) History: A season under the great Herb Matthews

Sean Mortell caught up with octogenarian (and Almanac contributor) Jim Johnson to findout about his footy career under South Melbourne legend Herb Matthews.

Round 10 Review, Round 11 Preview: Who wants to be a tipster?

Sean Mortell makes sense of Round 10 and previews Round 11 with this comprehensive look at all things AFL footy.

Round 10 – Collingwood v Sydney: A magical moment breaks through the buffering

Problems setting up the live stream, problems with Collingwood’s game, not a great start for Sean Mortell and his Magpies against the Sun In their Round 10 match. However, perseverance is rewarded in the end for the Pies as they win a close one.

Round 9 – Fremantle v Collingwood: A farewell multi for the Avalon

Sean Mortell’s beloved Toyota Avalon presented a pleasant surprise before it was towed away, a cache of loose change. A Ten Leg Multi Bet was the way to go thought Sean. Nine legs in, Collingwood to beat the Dockers, and Sean was on the money. Or so he thought.

Round 9 Review/Round 10 Preview: Some big wins done; straight onto another telling week

No rest for the wicked as Round 9 blurs into Round 10; Sean Mortell has his finger on the pulse!

Round 9 – Preview: All-Victorian clashes in Queensland and WA mean everything

Sean Mortell has cast his discerning eye over the Round 9 games and has made his selections for your consideration.

Round 8 Review: Eagles and Giants fire warning shots

Sean Mortell takes an extensive look at the Round 8 action.

Round 8 – West Coast v Collingwood: The showtime Eagles and a perfect image

Basketball analogies aplenty from the coach and Sean Mortell – the Pies sorely missed former baller Pendlebury as West Coast showed why they are only a pick and roll away from even more greatness.

Round 8 – Preview: Mouth-watering clashes outrank a Grand Final rematch

Footy tipping has been a nightmare for many over the past few rounds. Sean Mortell has made his call with all the previews, tips and insights tipsters need.

Round 7 Review – Pies and Tigers replace some dropping teams at the top

A round that began on Thursday finally finished last night. A taste of things to come, as the AFL seeks to squeeze a season into an unpredictable social landscape. Sean Mortell reviews Round 7.

Round 7 – Geelong v Collingwood: A boxing bout with the mentality of chess at Collingwood’s second home

Sean Mortell shares his thoughts on the Pies’ win at their “home away from home” in the west, with a liberal serving of one of the world’s oldest games the colour the report [Reminiscent of ‘Chessboxing’ – Ed.]

Round 7 Preview: A Victorian clash in WA and a return to the Oval

Regular analyst Sean Mortell looks at Round 7 of the 2020 AFL season and, amid the hubs and bubbles, nominates his winners.

Round 6 Review: Upsets and comebacks

The round reviewed by Sean Mortell – strangely all of the “home” teams got the job done, despite none of them actually playing on their own decks!

Round 6 – Collingwood v Hawthorn: If Atu doesn’t get you, Quaynor must

A wary Sean Mortell had reasons to doubt the Pies could go toe-to-toe with Hawthorn; injuries, venue, opposition form all seemed against Collingwood. Enter three exciting young players, exit Sean’s worries.

Round 6 Preview – A nation-wide weekend of season-defining contests

Sean Mortell has an eye for the contest. Here he runs it over the AFL’s Round 6 fixtures.

The perfect storm – a history of the enigmatic Cam Newton

Sean Mortell examines the career of enigmatic NFL star Cam Newton.

Round 5 Review – Returning to form or losing touch?

Some games went to script, others had people scratching their heads…all in all another typical round of games for 2020! Sean Mortell has some insights on each match and their winners & losers.

Round 5 – Collingwood v Essendon: Give me Julia and Maynard ahead of cold Pies

The Pies toyed with Sean Mortell’s emotions on Friday night, although he’s willing to admit the Bombers deserved to win.

AFL Round 5 Preview: Mixed fixtures and defining contests

It’s crunch time for several AFL teams this weekend with every possibility that highly favoured sides may be in danger of dropping out of finals contention. Sean Mortell takes a close look at Round 5 fixtures.

Almanac (Footy) History: Little Jim Johnson – a turbulent year at the famous Melbourne High School

Jim Johnson, Melbourne High School student in 1950, had a lot to do with the development of the drop punt stab pass. Sean Mortell looks at Johnson’s achievements on the sporting field in his only year at the school.