Round 18 – St Kilda v Richmond: A Quiet Storm

The battle of St Kilda v Richmond was the most agonizing kind of quiet storm, writes Joe De Petro.

Round 18 – Preview: What about the fans for the fixture?

Sal previews Round 18 of the AFL and expects the Friars Under 19s to do better against Parkdale than the Blues will in Sydney.

AFL Round 18 – Hawthorn v. Sydney: Exile on Franklin Street

Hawks fan Paul Campbell reflects on a thrilling contest against arch nemesis Swans, and the ‘Darktown Strutters Ball’ enjoyed by the returning Buddy.

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v Adelaide: A game in 33 questions

Dave Brown finds more questions than answers in his Crows win over the Magpies. Does the weight of their sleeve tatts cause the Collingwood players to run around in circles?

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Late Last Night

‘Swish’ Schwerdt finds that one offspring still shares his dedication to the Crows. Homework can wait when there is a win over the Magpies in the offing.

AFL Round 18 – Hawthorn v Sydney: Solace in Icelandic Ambience

Joe Moore tunes into a little “Fighting Shit” to calm the nerves before his Swans take on the Hawks. It was a great contest, but why did they name the band after Buddy’s goal kicking?

AFL Round 18 – Collingwood v Adelaide: Bodies, spirits (London Town)

David Wilson (and family) views Australia and footy from their cultural journey across Europe. Somehow losing to the Crows seems less important from a distance.

AFL Round 18 – West Coast v Richmond: A Shot Rings Out in the West

John Green relishes the Tigers victory in Perth, but fears for his boys safety after they take out a West Coast legend.

AFL Round 18 – Giants v Cats: A Step Back in Time

Dennis Gedling takes a step back in time to a 60’s style country pub to watch (no BT sound thankfully) his Cats sneak home over the Giants.

AFL Round 18 – Greater Western Sydney v Geelong: Vale the Australia Network

Paul Spinks laments the demise of the Khmer Empire, the Corio Empire and the Australia Network. He fights through the monsoon in Cambodia to find a bar with AFL on tv. Unfortunately his Cats showed less dedication.

AFL Round 18 – Carlton v North Melbourne: A Chocolate in a Sea of Turds

Tony Robb finds a chocolate in Carlton’s season box of turds (soft centres? – Ed) Tony is sick of Mick, Daisy and the rest of the Collingwood rejects infecting his Blues. Cameron Wood can stay.

AFL Round 18 – Greater Western Sydney v Geelong: Monaros and V7 Cats

Earl O’Neil’s young Monaros held up well against a V8 Ford Cats not firing on all cylinders. Has the air gone out of the Cats tyres? When will the Monaros find the chequered flag?

AFL Round 18 – St Kilda v Fremantle: Hope has been revived

Andy Tuano is 13yo and supporting the Saints has been ‘character building’ for a young man. After Saturday he has a new hero in ruckman Billy Longer, and is wearing the Saints jumper with pride.

AFL Round 18 – Carlton v North Melbourne: I went in to Sin City

Matt Watson lives in Brisbane and spends $400 a year on an AFL membership that allows him to fly to Melbourne and watch his Kangaroos from the Second Tier at Docklands. He considered jumping.

AFL Round 18: Winners and Losers

It looks like it’s down to Port Adelaide and Carlton for that final spot (though, the way Collingwood are going they both might make it). A look at their run home paints an intriguing picture.

AFL Round 18 – Review: The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

The Contenders are getting away. Take a look at the ladder, they sit in the top three positions. Check percentage, there’s 12 points between third and fourth.

AFL Round 18: The View from Shepparton

Peter Schumacher had a crack at rugby union a few weeks ago – now he’s on the Brumbies bandwagon, and why not after their win.

The Pre-Wrap: The Round they took the Bombers down

The Wrap looks at the week that was and the weekend that is.

Fearless – Round 18: Faster, higher, stronger, “cleaner”: AFL vs Olympics…

I’m in the process of assessing my son using MRP (Match Review Panel) rationale. Head high contact to the head of dad – – no video of the incident – provocation earlier in the day from unrelated incident and different person – goes to state of mind – no notable signs of concussion, just a shocking [Read more]

The Wrap – Round XVIII: Where life imitates football

And what a round it’s been in Footy Eddie.  For those old enough to remember the mixed aromatic messages of the suburban barbershop – the stale nicotine & newsprint blended with the cloying scent of au de cologne and the heady richness of cured tobacco – you’ll remember the phrase Next Please.  Those with nostalgic [Read more]