Almanac Footy: The Muse is musing on the Brownlow

The Muse has some thoughts about the Brownlow Medal and the pile-on that followed Lachie Neale’s win.

Who should stay and who should go? A reflection on Robbo’s list of 23 uncontracted Kangaroos

After reading Mark Robinson’s take on North Melbourne’s playing list, Philip Mendes and Lucas Lewit-Mendes responded with a more accepting evaluation of the 23 Kangaroos facing contract negotiations at the end of this season.

A response to Mark Robinson’s piece on AFLW in Saturday’s Herald Sun

Yvette Wroby responds, globally and point by point, (and passionately) to Mark Robinson’s appraisal of AFLW and women’s footy which was published in the Herald Sun on Saturday (Aug 11). [A strong response to say the least – Ed]

Memories of Cyril, a delightful footballer

For Tom, the joy of watching Cyril was the strongest and most lasting memory he has from 2008. He was that flag. He seemed to gel instinctively with the hallowed turf of the MCG, a stage that would form the canvas for most of his footballing artistry.

Round 11 – GWS v Essendon: The Bell Frogs and Schnitzenstein are Here to Stay

Mark O’Sullivan watched his Giants get the better of a tough Essendon. The game was also the first time the attendance at a GWS home game was greater than that of the NRL game next door. Great signs for footy in western Sydney.

After another strange opinion piece, the people of South Australia ask what is wrong with Mark Robinson?

Everyone wonders what’s wrong with South Australians – according to Mark Robinson. Self-appointed South Australian representative, Dave Brown, wonders back.

What footballers can learn from Conor McGregor

How can you become a better sportsperson? According to Jackson Clark it’s all in the mind, and as such, he suggests more time and resources should be devoted to helping young athletes achieve their true potential in sport.

Put down the poison pen

Melbourne ruined the stories and headlines of many journalists by winning their game against the Giants. Matt Watson wonders if Neeld can get a little breathing space.

Talking about the Talkback

It was my old man that infected me with a love of the Geelong Football Club. A childhood decade watching Gary Ablett Snr every weekend would probably conform most any young lad to the club. The old man loved the Cats – he loved them until he could love them no more. After a third [Read more]