Remembering Mighty Mick Martyn

Matt Watson presents an in-depth account of former Roo, Mick Martyn’s mighty footy career, a career expanding over 16 seasons and 300 AFL games.

1971 – Vic v SA (MCG): A New Record

The Victorian public’s interest in state football was at an all-time high in June 1971, as both sides were filled with names that resonate to this day. Swish has annotated that game’s Football Record and has obtained some memories from one of the SA participants.

Odd Friday Lunch (Feb 1): Denis Pagan

After a summer break, the Odd Friday Lunch is back, with Denis Pagan as the first guest of 2019. He’s always got something to say.

Almanac Teams: North and South

North and South.  Polar opposites.  Literally.  But not necessarily figuratively. Over time, South went north and North went south but along the way, there seems to be an inordinate amount of players who represented both clubs.  Hence, here is a team of players who played at least one VFL/AFL game at both North Melbourne and South Melbourne/Sydney. 

AFL 1997 – Twenty Years On: Introduction and The Coaches

Can 1997 really be two decades ago? Apparently so, as Swish introduces this pictorial series covering the coaches and players from the 1997 AFL season.

The Ozymandias Cup: Carlton v Essendon

John Butler finds visiting Princes Park rather like a trip to the Parthenon where a sense of the old gods remain, but alas, it was hard for him to ignore the rubble on what was an enjoyable afternoon for inspecting the ruins.

Dick Clay: For the diehards

So many moments make up a passage of footy, a quarter of footy, a game of footy, a season of footy, the history of footy. Matt Zurbo has found a Dick Clay moment in the ’74 Grand Final which continues to inspire him.

Era, era on the wall; 2000-2010

Ahh the noughties. The game as we knew changed significantly as footy got as roof over its’ head and the era where totally professional football created some unwanted distractions for those easily led astray. Dynasties were created while other clubs went far and wide looking for salvation. Clubs or Regimes? Corporates or Fans? Jeff Dowsing gives us his review of footy in a new millennium in what has been a fantastic series.

Finals week 2 – The Wrap: Rhyce and Adam; we salute you.

The weekend’s footy is all done and dusted, so what better way to catch up on what you might have missed by catching up with The Wrap.

Round 22 – GWS v Carlton: Keep your eyes on the prize

Two teams with remarkably different histories. Ian Latham was at Spotless Stadium to watch the new kids on the footballing block thump Carlton.

Round 17- Carlton v Hawthorn: Hiatus Interruptus

Like The People’s Elbow earlier in the week, John Butler wonders if the powerbrokers at Princes Park truly understand the enormity of the task ahead of the club in the post-Pagan, Ratten and Malthouse tenures at Carlton.

Rd15 2012 FEARLESS: The goal review system reduces human error or does it?

Interesting as we head towards finals action that the media seems well entrenched in their outlets and getting ready for a thrilling end to an interesting, tight and unpredictable season. The media firestorm associated with footy I think is actually too hot now…coverage is far too intense and results in players having to live in almost [Read more]