The AFL’s Crucible

Events in recent weeks have the AFL resembling Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’, a play based on the witch-hunts of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692.   Puritan Salem disintegrated under the paranoia and hysteria caused by accusations of witchcraft and cavorting with the devil.  Simmering resentments and jealousies resurfaced and villagers settled old scores by condemning neighbours [Read more]

Social Networking in Footy

Scan the crowd at your local AFL match at half time and chances are you’ll see a myriad of fans ‘tweeting’ or ‘Facebooking’ on their phones. Social networking took the Australian Football League by storm in 2010 and the majority of clubs eagerly hopped onboard the new phenomenon. Fans can now access their favourite team [Read more]