Round 3 – Carlton v Sydney: Favourite Sons

Joe Moore has been lucky enough to have not one but two “favourite sons” with the recent arrival of George to his family. Prodigal performances from his Swans have been lacking in recent weeks, but with a victory over Carlton getting 2019 back on track, he is reminded of past favourite sons of the Bloods.

“The steam train in the Geelong guernsey….” by  KB Hill

Ray Card knows exactly how Andrew Gaff felt when the fury of the football world came crashing down upon him recently. Forty years ago – in Round 7 1978 -the well-chiselled Geelong defender, with just 15 games under his belt, pole-axed dual Brownlow Medallist Keith Greig. KB Hill tells the story.

Almanac Books: Sons of Guns – family and football

The author of the book “Sons of Guns”, Matt Watson takes us through his relationship with family & footy, shares tidbits from the stars of his manuscript and the long, involved process it took to complete.

Round 22 – Collingwood v Geelong: Daicos Debuts, Dangerfield Dominates

Luke Reynolds and his son Josh were pumped to watch the debut of Josh Daicos. He impressed in his first hit out, but it was Patrick Dangerfield who was centre stage.

Father and Son: Mark and Lachlan Hunter

Andrew Fithall traces the journey of Lachlan Hunter, hoping to be named as a father-son selection for the Bulldogs where his father, Mark, played 130 games.

Round 15 – Carlton v Collingwood: Beating Carlton more important than Election Result

A full board of Saturday commitments but for Luke Reynolds beating Carlton was the most important outcome of July 2.

Where do footballers come from

Sunday Morning Coming Down. Emma Quayle has written an excellent intro to this years draft in The Age on Thursday last. That set me thinking about the provenance of those players. For example, it seems to me the number of Father-Son success stories at the draft seriously outweighs their genetics-based statistical-likelihood. I have as a [Read more]