AFLW Round 1 – GWS v Gold Coast: I’ve Seen Fire and I’ve Seen Rain

The footy returned to Blacktown and it brought the rain with it. In spades. Giants diehard Michael Shillito wouldn’t have missed it for quids.

Round 13 – North Melbourne v GWS: Brendan, Beanies, and Blundstone.

Smokie surprises his son by making a lightning visit to Hobart, where together they watch North submit to the Giants at Blundstone Arena.

Round 7 – GWS v St Kilda: We Haven’t Got the Close One

Manuka Oval in Canberra is superbly suited to Saturday afternoon football, as William Westerman reports. But as a neutral observer he was hoping for a closer game.

AFLW Round 3 – Collingwood v GWS: Someone was finally going to take home the points

Georgina Hibberd was thankful to be in the comfort of her home this week watching her Giants after last week’s experience in the eye of the storm, and the result was a lot sweeter as well.

Round 8: GWS v Collingwood – Of Schadenfreude at Spotless

While celebrating his team’s win, Ian Latham refuses to enjoy the misery of Collingwood fans.

AFLM Round 7 – St Kilda v GWS: And in the end, boy, did we prevail.

Yvette Wroby reports of the Saints second win in a row. She hasn’t been able to say that for awhile. A good night was had by those wearing red, white and black.

AFLW Round 3 – Greater Western Sydney v Fremantle: It’s hot, hot, hot; but cool with the Fridge

Kath Presdee watched history be made as GWS and Fremantle played out the first draw in AFLW.

Since Adam was a boy…

With the excitement in Western Sydney palpable on Sunday, Kath Presdee reflects on her team’s transition from kids to Giants.

Meddling hands

If the league is going to directly or indirectly influence players joining certain clubs then we may as well not have a competition, says Adam Ritchie.

Chasing the Giants in warmer climes

As the winter  weather had been particularly cold in the Snowy Mountains, when I saw cheap flights to the Gold Coast, I didn’t think, I booked, ($30  one way Sydney to Gold Coast) .The Giants were playing the Suns at Metricon Stadium in round 20.After  a pleasant morning relaxing in the sunshine and wriggling my [Read more]

another game another thumping

But at least it wasn’t pissing down today. Actually it was a pretty good day for footy, sun shining, no real breeze, a big win in the magoos  and the young fella due to run out at half time to Auskick glory. All in all a promising start. And ultimately, a pretty much as expected [Read more]

The Pre-Wrap – Round 16

THE PRE WRAP – ROUND XVI FOR THE PHILOSOPHICAL MARNGROOK FAN What week it’s been in Footy Eddie.  The Star Chamber has been in overdrive sending miscreants to the sin bin.  And one of their victims to the medical room.  There were lots of emails through the week, most of which would have been more [Read more]

The Footygods: Hebe

The Greeks had a god of youth called Hebe. She was the daughter of Zeus and carried the cup that the gods drank from. You could recognise her by her sleeveless dress. She even turned the old Iolaus into a young man. On Saturday, one bunch of sleeveless kids battled another bunch of sleeveless kids [Read more]

Another game another lesson

Beautiful weather to mark the first (and probably only ever) home game for the Giants at Blacktown. It’s not the easiest venue to get to and the roadworks around the place didn’t help so we caught the train to Doonside and the shuttle bus from there. Our train carriage was a mini demonstration as why [Read more]

The footygods: Eileithyia

  by Ian Latham Birth is a big thing. I’ve seen blokes cry talking about the birth of their kids. My wife did more than cry when giving birth to our kids. The ancient greeks had a goddess for birth called Eileithyia. She was also the goddess for labour pain, perhaps to show that you [Read more]