AFL Trade Radio Satire – Episode 2 – The Production Meeting

Andrew Else continues his imaginary series, taking us behind the scenes to listen in to the day’s production meeting at ‘Trade Radio’, the source of all the top stories from the AFL trade period.

A Loss of Mutual Trust: Adventures In Modern Day Sports Writing

Craig Litza Little discusses the nature of contemporary sportswriting at a time when in both the US and Australia there is reflection on how it has changed since the 1980s. He looks at a new book to be published by Geoff Slattery (with Russell Jackson heavily involved) and the recent coverage of Tom Boyd’s retirement as stimulus for the discussion.

Almanac (Finals) Footy: The Wild Card Weekend

The jungle drums are beating, with rumblings of a change to the time honoured AFL Final Eight that would give ninth and tenth a September sniff. Give us your $0.10 worth.

Free Agents, Commentators, and Kids

This week on the AFL website, commentator Damien Barrett promoted the potential benefits of free agents openly admitting they are planning to leave clubs the best part of 12 months before they actually do so. Edward ponders the potential outcomes such moves may present.