Almanac Teams: Friday the Thirteens (1980- )

Sometimes a player makes a big impression, too big for just one side – for Rodney Boyd’s obscure Number 13 side since 1980, that player is Allen Jakovich.


Matt Zurbo on the significance of ruckmen and their influence on games. [Top stuff – Ed]

As featured the the Age sports section today.

Australian Open: DNQ

Swish Schwerdt asks: What was Spaniard Oscar Hernandez doing trying to qualify for the Grand Slam of the Asia-Pacific?

VFL – Collingwood v Northern Blues: PC sledging and a ripper game at Cramer Street

After watching a laborious game on Friday night, Jeff Dowsing’s faith in footy was restored by the VFL and some classic sledging.

AFL Round 4 – Richmond v Collingwood: A pleasant Saturday arvo at the ‘G

One has to hand it to the masochistic Tiger hordes who’ve stuck fat over three decades of cellar dwelling, false dawns and ninthdom. And here we are again in April 2013, the jungle drums building to another premature crescendo.

Off Season Odyssey – Part 28: Starting Late

Starting Late. If.   If this Off Season lasted forever I’d hang around at each town, each truck stop and city, until I really got to know the people, the place. I’d stay until that person who I was sure, given time, would be a good mate, became a good mate. If time could be [Read more]