Round 8 – St Kilda v West Coast: Don’t Try Taking Control Away from Control Freaks

Peter Baulderstone muses on why AFL is less enjoyable even when his Eagles win. A rant about rules, coaches, committees and self-interest. And, also, a consideration of missing cats.

Almanac Short Stories: The Coach

Some whimsy from Barry Mitchell. Oh to be a coach! We hasten to add, nothing in this piece relates to anything Barry actually witnessed in his 221-game VFL career.

Being a good coach – the possibility of being both good player and coach

Following examinations of Premiership coaches Luke Beveridge and Alastair Clarkson, Yoshi explores the possibility of great players blossoming into good coaches.

Book Review – Kings of the Game

Modelist reviews ‘Kings of the Game’, by Lachlan Waterman, in search of what makes a great Aussie Rules Football Coach.