AFLW Round 1 – Collingwood v West Coast Eagles (Haiku Bob): A blaze of sunshine

A summer’s day, women’s footy, first match of the season, gloriously captured as only Haiku Bob can.

Footy Poetry: Mongrel Punt Proverb

Proverbially succinct advice from Damian Balassone.

Footy Quatrains Part 2

Advice to a Young Footballer “Don’t worry what the papers say, don’t fear the words of men, in Melbourne-town the footy boot is mightier than the pen.”     Jesaulenko You Beauty! If you blinked you would have missed it–– like the strike of a death adder–– he was soaring into outer space, Jenkins was [Read more]

John Kingsmill’s 2012 Footy Diary: Week Two

Sunday, 1 April 2012 Round One Week Two 3. Ben Cousins is arrested – here’s a footballer’s story that refuses to go away. It doesn’t really matter what we think. Life after footy is no easier for him than before. We’re watching him and we care but we’ll skip any further note. On Thursday night, [Read more]

John K’s 2012 Footy Diary

Sunday, 25 March 2012 Round One, Week One 1. The season begins, oddly, with one game for the week – the Sydney derby between the Swans and the Giants. Matty Rendell goes down for a Thought Crime; Jim Stynes dies; Jason Akermanis says that Stynes was nasty on the field. He meant that as praise [Read more]