AFL Finals – Week 3: The View from Shepparton

De facto Crows supporter Peter Schumacher couldn’t help buy ponder the “what ifs” while staring at the ceiling on Saturday night.

The Brownlow, finals and Matthew Knights

As we approach season’s end, it is good to see that Jobe Watson, Trent Cotchin and Sam Mitchell finished in that order in the Brownlow – humble champions all.

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Preliminary Final

Greetings Tipsters I watched Friday’s prelim laying down in my Hanoi hotel room with Perky Girl, drinking several beers at $0.60 a pop and smoking cigs at $0.50 a pack. For all of that, I’ve been following the Sparkies for far too long to ever get too cocky, so it wasn’t an entirely relaxing experience. [Read more]

The Finals’ Wrap – Week III (The Feathered Friends Round)

WHERE LIFE IMITATES FOOTBALL And what a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  On the Friday night, The Swans saw off the Carringbush Hoodoo and booked themselves a place in the Last Match of The Season.  Well before the last bread & jam had rattled out of the CBD for Saturday night, the Hawks had put [Read more]

AFL Preliminary Finals – Hawthorn v Adelaide: A Crows Fan’s Perspective

I don’t recall ever feeling prouder after a loss. The Adelaide Crows have now lost the last four Preliminary Finals they’ve taken part in. All four of those losses have been painful experiences, but this one was by far the most tolerable. That may seem baffling; especially considering the margin in this one was closer [Read more]

AFL Preliminary Finals – Hawthorn v Adelaide: The words I most want to read

by Simon Wilcox   Six to one in a two horse race…     The article I most want to read would have to a be a nicely worded one about how all the pundits had got it wrong about Adelaide and their right to be in the prelim. It would only be a small [Read more]

The Penultimate Week

Welcome to the Penultimate Week! We are now down to four and the news this week has been focussed on the selection of a team that will never play together.  The All-Australian team is not something that particularly interests me (Especially when there are no Blues in it) and the discussion and debate over it [Read more]