Echoes of Dreamland: on footy and footy writing and 2018

As a teenager, David Wilson (as one of 1200) sang the hymn “Forty Years On” each year at school. Its “echoes of dreamland” live in 2018.
On footy, history, place, story, responsibility. Follow-up!

Paul Keating, Mr Brightside and Bobby Ewing: For the true believers – Richmond 2017

Whatever your views on Paul Keating, the man did have some damm good lines. So, like his comment just after his unlikely election win against John Hewson, the Tigers win was one for the true believers, writes Sean Curtain, and the sweetest victory of all.

Answers to the Aus v NZ 3rd Test Quiz

Wondering what to do with the spare couple of days now that the Pink Ball Test is over? Here’s Jeff Dowsing’s quiz answers.

Era, era on the wall; 1987-1999

Jeff Dowsing continues his series on the eras of VFL/AFL footy with a look a 1987-99.

Finals Week 1 – Western Bulldogs v Adelaide: Mocking Birds

With his Bulldogs out of the 2015 premiership hunt at the hands of an old nemesis, Neil Anderson finds solace in the wisdom of Atticus Finch after the final siren. “They can shoot all the blue-jays they want but remember it is a sin to kill a mocking-bird…”

1993-2015: Candy Stripe Legs (and Jumpers)

Brilliant memoir from Swish Schwerdt who recalls The Cure’s Disintegration album on high rotation as the Adelaide Crows’ made their first finals series in 1993 (not necessarily related). The pain of the ’93 Prelim loss was later erased by victory in 1997 and then sharing the 1998 back-to-back triumph with Swishter #1.