Evading Father Time: Kade Simpson and Jimmy Anderson

Shane Thomas reflects on the sense of comfort in this trying time, borne of watching two sporting greats who continue to duck and weave around the grips of Father Time: Jimmy Anderson and Kade Simpson.

Round 1, 2020 – Essendon v Fremantle: Casual Shifts, Full Time Scores

In far away Canberra, Tim Kemm worked a casual shift but his feelings were anything but as he followed his Bombers in their first round clash with Fremantle.

Round 22- St Kilda v Hawthorn: Missed by THAT much

Yvette Wroby thought the door was shut on any good Saints performances in 2018. This game had her believing again. C’mon 2019.

Round 21- Essendon v St Kilda: Out

Yvette Wroby has been busy and for the first Melbourne game all season, chose the couch. It ended up being a great decision. She has no words left to describe the game.

Round 18 – St Kilda v Richmond: A footy odyssey in four parts

Our Japanese correspondent Yoshi Imagawa kept Yvette Wroby busy on a recent visit. Between young and old Caulfield Bears, footy for men and women, and a good old North Fitzroy Arms Hotel catch up, it was a pretty good few days…sans any Saints wins.

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 17- North Melbourne vs Sydney Swans: The Interstate Trip

After only ever seeing his beloved Swans play in Sydney, Daniel Saunders ventures South to see his team play North at the Docklands. Aliir Aliir, YEAH YEEEEEAAAAH!!!!

Round 9 – St Kilda v Collingwood: Almost mid-year report

Yvette Wroby remembers when report cards at school were simpler. She regresses to rating the last St Kilda game. There’s lots of A’s and E’s. And not much in between.

Round 2 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: Comedy on comedy or Post Traumatic St Kilda Disorder.

Yvette Wroby, usually positive about her Saints, needs your therapeutic help post the North v Saints game. Have you seen her humour and good will anywhere? If so, can you post it back to her.

Rooey, Rooey … let’s celebrate and have a good time!

Jennifer Muirden went to the Trevor Barker Awards where, fomr this account, it’s clear she had a great time. Here’s the story. [Includes highly charged emotion, penned songs, Roo and Joey love, and more. – Ed]

Round 4 – Carlton v Gold Coast: As interested in the third game as Gary is about one

A fallen mascot and a Suns victory marked the end of the Easter triple-header for Mick Jeffrey.

Round 4 – Collingwood v St Kilda: Docklands Disorientation

Despite gathering a big group of Pies fans to the game, Luke Reynolds’ support wasn’t enough to lift his side over the line in a lacklustre game.

Footy IQ: How well do you know Melbourne’s footy ovals?

Mike Hugo has put the challenge out to see if you can identify Melbourne’s Football Ovals.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Gold Coast: The Ground’s Half Empty

Luke Reynolds gets Reckless with his Collingwood at Dockland experience, with apologies to Australian Crawl.

Round 1 – North Melbourne v Adelaide: He’s Still Got It

Game 2 of Mick Jeffrey triple header and Boomer still has it.

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.

Round 6 – Carlton v Brisbane: It’s happened again. Calamity at Docklands

Peter Fuller spends a weekend being well tested across the spectra of association football, Australian football, failing health and Mother’s day etiquette. But waiting for the Carlton game denouement was one bridge too far.

Fremantle’s Records in Melbourne

Yoshi Imagawa continues his analysis of Fremantle and St Kilda under Ross Lyon: Today, he looks at Freo’s record in Melbourne – particularly at the Docklands

Close the Etihad Stadium roof

Just close the roof, says Jackson Clark, it’s a no-brainer

2013 – A Season in Song – Round 2 – Ponchos

Relive Round 2 with Mark Schwerdt and his (sadly unsuccessful) Coodabeen song offerings, including the ever-popular topic of the Docklands roof.