A Certain Infidelity: Bearing All (sic – as you will see)

Federal Member for Gellibrand Tim Watts is confessing an undeniable infidelity – no, not the one that politicians usually confess to. A worse one: his sworn vows to the Brisbane Bears are being pulled apart by the fighting passion of the Doggies.

Round 6 – Carlton v Brisbane: It’s happened again. Calamity at Docklands

Peter Fuller spends a weekend being well tested across the spectra of association football, Australian football, failing health and Mother’s day etiquette. But waiting for the Carlton game denouement was one bridge too far.

AFL Round 14 – Richmond v St.Kilda: Dear Saints

Yvette Wroby focusses on the less pleasing new look of the St Kilda Football Club from a fan’s perspective and how this new transition will affect her and her fellow St Kilda supporters.

Which team did you go for after the war, Grand-dad?

Writing dialogue between a grandfather and his grandson jolted Neil Anderson into thinking about events of sixty years ago and the changes to VFL/AFL in that time. How do you explain that to a child?

Loyalty and Symbolism in The Club

By Phil Dimitriadis The Club by David Williamson examines the political machinations of a failing football club and the power plays of its traditional and emerging stakeholders. The play challenges the hero myth and teamwork ethic that seems prevalent in the celebratory publications. It is a play about relationships and their vulnerability as the club [Read more]

“Thin Loyalty”

The whole Ross Lyon thing, combined with a few other moves in the AFL, leaves me feeling a bit confused, certainly disappointed and not a little bit angry. Not just about the idea that “my club” has lost a coach who got us within touching distance of two premierships, but about the whole concept of [Read more]