The Sporting Weekend: A Mixed Package of Results

The Tykes lost, but the Bombers won. And so did the Burgers. Then there were the local footy results. Rod Oaten’s sporting weekend offered the proverbial mixed bag.

A Not So Good Terrible Weekend

Rod Oaten’s teams let him down last weekend. He’ll be back.

The Tykes and the Unicorns- Relegations

As a supporter of English soccer team Barnsley and VAFA team MHSOB, it’s been a tough last dozen years for Rod Oaten as they’ve both dropped back through the Divisions of their respective competitions. We won’t mention Rod also barracks for Essendon….

VAFA Division One Round 8 – NOBs/St Pat’s v MHSOB: Parklife

“…all the burning leaves…” A perfect autumn day is spent watching North Olds/ St Pat’s against Melbourne High School Old Boys. Suburban footy doesn’t get much better.

Red Letter Day

“That’s not going to happen again, is it?” Well, Rod Oaten’s football miracle did … twenty years later.

Sunday night football: no way!

Rod Oaten loves the Bombers, but he ain’t going nowhere on Sunday nights.

VAFA round 13 review: Not dead yet

V.A.F.A. DIVISION 1: Rd 13 Review I have been known to enjoy a lunch or three. So it was with plenty of enthusiasm that last week I accepted an invitation to the picturesque Fearon Reserve, to enjoy the hospitality of my old club Williamstown CYMS. The attendees were entertained by the wit and wisdom of [Read more]

Ammos: MHSOB v Fitzroy

Now here is a dilemma that wouldn’t be faced by too many footy followers. Two teams you support play each other in a normal home and home round of footy.  It could only happen in the wonderful world of the “Ammos”, but on this weekend it happened to me. The history of these two clubs [Read more]

Local footy: Lunch with the hyphens at Old Geelong

by John Harms     It’s midday Saturday. I am Yarraside, standing on the balcony of the wonderful art-deco pavilion at Como Park. I know it well. In summer it is the home of the South Yarra Cricket Club made (more) famous in GCJD Haigh’s celebrated yarn The Vincibles.    GCJD is the inspiration of [Read more]