Almanac Rugby League – Under 19s State of Origin: A double for the Blues

The NSW Blues took the honours in both the women’s and men’s Under 19s matches on Thursday night. Ian Hauser reviews both matches.

Round 20 – St Kilda v Carlton: There goes another season and the hot air of expectation

Yvette Wroby knew her Saints were in trouble when they were favourites against the self-deprecating Blues and their supporters….Saints by a million they said!

Round 16 – St Kilda v Carlton: Bodies on the Line Part 1

Yvette Wroby and family enjoy a good win for the Saints, and the Blues become the topic of all media forums. Whew, say the Saints fans, it could have been us.

Round 1 – Richmond v Carlton: Dov’e L’Amore?

Joe De Petro relishes Richmond’s round 1 win and looks forward to the Tigers’ 2018 season defending their precious flag.

AFLW Round 3 – Adelaide v Carlton: Heaven of a weekend

Anne Cahill Lambert caught the action in this scrappy game on a mobile phone in Rutherglen.

Remembering Talent Lost

Wesley Hull ponders the intersection of talent and fate.

Waite’s swansong?

Dan Campbell praises true Blue Jarrod Waite for his loyalty and talent. And questions his inconsistency and volatile temperament. Is there a future for Jarrod at Carlton or elsewhere?

Carlton’s Most Important

Dan Campbell considers the role of Carlton forward Lachie Henderson upon whose shoulders Blues hopes rest..

AFL Round 4 : Melbourne v Carlton – The Malthouse Interview

Matt Watson wasn’t impressed with Mick’s coaching, but he handled the post-match questions with ease. Are footy journo’s the only ones performing worse than Carlton?

AFL Round 11 – Essendon v Carlton: A Report Card

Schoolteacher Sam presents Essendon’s mid-year report card. The Bombers have demonstrated the ability to use formulas to problem-solve, most recently applying the following function: (R + C + H) + CC + 3MG = EV.

AFL Round 3 – Geelong v Carlton: It’s a family thing

Family and football is a good combination, even when it involves Carlton, writes Stephen Cooke.

The Way-Too-Early 2013 Preview: Carlton

They may be the Blues, but they are the Kings at finding inventive ways to trip over themselves, to the amusement of everyone but their fans.

Letter to Manila

I thought that this week I would share an edited version of a letter which I sent to a long standing friend who lives in Manila.   Last evening a marquee sports event in the Australian calendar took place, that is the third and deciding “State of Origin” Rugby League clash between Queensland and NSW.

A blue sort of fortnight

A blue sort of fortnight   It is Saturday night, the night before my birthday, I’m just clinging to my fifties. I’ve had a pretty crappy week. My husband and I work together, with a small staff, and are a bit over-worked and snapping at each other.  We were robbed at work on Sunday night, [Read more]

It’s Business Time!

As the 2011 AFL season draws towards a close, this weekend sees two massive knockout games which genuinely could go either way. Injuries play a massive part in trying to determine who will get over the line this week. There is nothing more frustrating than getting injured at key times and missing big games; I [Read more]