Almanac (Footy) Poetry: The karma of gathering

We introduce Simon de Frankston, who had to be coaxed into publishing – and then he asked if we paid a fee. The exchange is recounted in the introduction to this, the only footy poem he’s ever written, which enters haiku territory in its final lines. (There will be more poetry from him, no doubt.) Worth a read for the observations of coaches alone. [Welcome SdeR – we’ve been waiting a long time.]

Round 9: Sal’s thoughts and predictions for this week

Commonsense is not that common when considering the recent plague of umpire touching says Sal as he ponders the consequences of these acts. Sal also provides food for thought with his considerations about the forthcoming round of footy.