Footy Language: Talking Clearly, Clearly Classified

Clearly, we have an outbreak of ‘clearly’ usage in footy language. Damian Balasonne examines the phenomenon.

Life Again Foundation Fundraising Lunch – Spirit of Sport: Spirit of Life

Join Gareth Andrews and the Life Again Foundation for an important fundraising lunch on Friday August 31 at the RACV Club featuring James Sutherland, Chris Judd, Caroline Wilson, John Bertrand AO, Barrie Cassidy and Tony Wilson.

Respect for women – the conversation we shouldn’t be having

Violence against women needs urgent addressing. We are sadly reminded of its daily prevalence following the tragic murder of Eurydice Dixon last week. Here is reposted from 2016 – a series of web excerpts and videos around “respect” from Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw, Danny Frawley, Wayne Carey, the Commonwealth of Australia’s “Respect” program, the Royal Commission into Family Violence, Erin Riley, Alan Jones and Clementine Ford.

Footy Media Watch: Why does everyone hate the Crows all of a sudden?

Adelaide’s not unreasonable desire to be right has become their demon in the Jake Lever deal according to Dave Brown.

To be PC or not to be

Trucker Slim sifts through the language of a “Rubicon crossing” week in social discourse (“What a fantastic story it is!”). What is Political Correctness, anyway?

Heat and conversation

Yvette Wroby postulates that some clues to Eddie McGuire’s behaviour can be found in Eddie himself, long ago.

On Eddie McGuire, and who we should be listening to instead

Alex Darling considers what is really to be taken from the storm around Eddie McGuire’s comments. [Interesting discussion – Ed]

Haven’t I heard this idea before? Ideas from Footy Almanackers well ahead of the times

Why did Andrew Weiss nearly spit out his coffee while reading The Age this morning?

An arrow for Caro

Jeff Dowsing takes a moment to point Caro back towards the bigger issues in the AFL…

A tippler discovers Bulldogs aphorisms

Over a glass of wine or two, Barb Smith reads Caro’s analysis Peter Gordon’s press conference and has a few thoughts of her own.

Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts

Peter B has reseolved to avoid the ceaseless speculation about which of the 10,000 legal, evidentiary, political and commercial permutations will befall Essendon FC and AFL Inc. (Well said, PB – Ed.)

AFL Round 14 – West Coast v Essendon: In Jobe we trust

The spirit and fire that the Bombers have shown this year has been outstanding. We can only speculate the outcome of the ASADA investigation, but in the mean time it would be rude not to acknowledge the on-field efforts of the Bombers in the first half of season 2013.

AFL Round 8 – Richmond v Melbourne: Old demons die hard

Be it Richo, Caroline Wilson or Catherine Durkin, a Richmond supporter’s pessimism never dies, even against the Demons.

We didn’t start the ire

Jeff Dowsing’s little ditty on the state of footy (with apologies to Billy Joel).

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.

AFL – Round 4 preview: Playing the Man (or Woman)?

This week’s fixtures are tantalising with intriguing encounters riddled throughout the weekend, writes Sal Ciardulli, fresh from tipping seven winners last weekend.

AFL Round 3: The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Caro and Pat can bluster all they like, but James Hird has not been proven guilty of anything and need not “step aside”, says Earl O’Neill.

Don’t punish Dees for Tanking Think Tank

Paul Mitchell says don’t blame Melbourne when the AFL set up the system, and Collingwood also abused it to recruit Pendles and Daisy.

The Richmond Question: What are you afraid of Caro?

By Andrew Gigacz   Caroline Wilson’s call for Kevin Sheedy to remove himself from the running for the Richmond coaching job (The Age, 8th July, 2009) highlights a number of issues. Firstly, Wilson suggests that Sheedy’s decision to put his hand up for the job is potentially divisive to the club. If that is so, [Read more]