The View from Shepparton

Peter Schumacher lays out the highs and lows of the weekend. Ash McGrath’s calm kick after the siren and Kurtley Beale’s last minute shocker are at the top of the agenda.

Wallabies v Lions: Izzy Izzy Izzy, Oi Oi Oi

Not since David Beckham landed on his backside in a penalty shoot-out in the 2004 European Championship quarter-final has such a mishap decided a major sporting occasion.

AFL Rounds 11, 12, 13 – Bye Bye AFL: Memo – Grasp the light

Footy, and interest in footy lives and dies on the weekly conversation. The weekly cut and thrust at work, at home, in one’s mind. By scheduling each team to have a bye over a three week period, the AFL has diluted interest in the competition over this entire period.