An Ode to Harry: One of the Footy Gods’ own Prototypes

After his understated exit from the AFL, Denis Gedling pays tribute to wonderful defender and sometime strange cat, Harry Taylor.

Round 7 thoughts and predictions from Sal

Can’t decide who to pick in the footy this weekend? Sal’s thoughts and predictions for Round 7 might help.

Round 3: Preview – Let’s just get to the footy.

Wondering who to tip in the footy, or which horse to back? Sal presents his selections for your consideration.

Round 1 – Melbourne v Geelong: Two Musketeers is Two Too Many

Piffy painfully recalls in the final moments of the Round 1 Melbourne v Geelong clash that there are no sure things in footy, especially when you are a Dees supporter.

Almanac Teams: The Magnificent 7s

Phil Dimitriadis has picked a team of players who wore #7. Make your suggestion. And check out the entertainment in this one too.

Finals Week 3 – Adelaide v Geelong: Crows had many, Cats had few

Adelaide have overcome adversity in recent years and now enter the Grand Final full of confidence after finishing the season as minor premiers.

Finals Week 2 – Geelong v Sydney: Well, I didn’t see that coming!

The Sydney Swans fairytale season has come to an abrupt end at the hands of the Cats. Craig Dodson was as shocked as most Swans fans (and neutrals) with the result and the performance.

Round 9 – Geelong v Western Bulldogs: Getting the band back together

Geelong switched on with their two champion midfielders on fire and Harry Taylor accurate in front of goal. The Bulldogs battled hard but fell short of the Cats.

Round 9 – Geelong Cats v Western Bulldogs: Stuck

Geelong surged home in the final quarter to pip the Dogs in a great Friday night contest.

Round 5 Preview: Bob is in his Castle!

With a very large nod to an Aussie film classic celebrating its 20th anniversary, Sal gives you all you need to know about Round 5.

In the testing ground with the centre half backs

Carolyn Spooner’s review of the champions of the footy spine has reached the heroic position of centre half back.

Round 21 – Richmond v Geelong: Don’t Be The Loudmouth

Ethan Munro captures the excitement and euphoria of Geelong’s stirring victory.

The lack of greats to wear the #7

Dennis Gedling and his mate discussed on Saturday night about the number 7 jumper and the lack of stars to wear that particular number.

Round 6 – Collingwood v Geelong: Observations from Friday Night

Dips O’Donnell was flat out observing his Cats last Friday night. There was a lot to see.

AFL Round 5 – Western Bulldogs v Geelong: Too much football is barely enough

There’s light at the end of the tunnel for the Dogs, while Geelong’s 5-0 start is the perfect launching pad for a top four spot, writes Dene Macleod.

AFL Round 4 – Sydney v Geelong: An Occasion

The ordinary life of Family Harms intersects with the life of an extraordinary football team, its skipper, and a rising star.

AFL Round 23 – Geelong v Sydney: In the balance

It is Saturday afternoon. I am driving down the Geelong Road. Peter J. Flynn is in the passenger’s seat. As we look to the south and the west P. Flynn claims he hasn’t seen skies like this since being in Western Australia. Big sky and a warm afternoon. Good for footy. We are running late, [Read more]

Higher than 58: A Brownlow medalist

Replacement jumper number 85 – Harry Taylor Dependable Geelong key defender Harry Taylor, who has worn the number 7 guernsey with distinction since his debut in round 2, 2008, wore a very unusual number 85 replacement jumper in Geelong’s big win over Melbourne at the MCG in round 19, 2008.  Taylor was under heavy fire [Read more]