The 2017 Alan Turing Cup – Round Twelve

Earl O’Neill encountered a DeLorean and went back to 2005 for this Round 12 preview. This is trip back in time worth taking.

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Fifteen

Some lovely words this week from Earl O’Neill on generational connections and changes, and his family’s intertwined Australian football and rugby league strands

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Nine

Earl “Mopsy” O’Neill dissects Round 9, distils the real finals contenders and shares the Warumpi Band’s interpretation of the Adam Goodes spear dance.

The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Four

Earl O’Neil gives his wrap on the Round that was, Mick Malthouse breaking the coaching record and how recruiting is a key to his Monaros having success over the boys from the Gold Coast.

Round 3 – The 2015 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Mopsy wraps from his Sydney Wrap-cave. Not to be confused with The Wrap’s leafy Wrap-cave.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Ultima

Earl O’Neill casts an eye across the finals prospects and finds that culture and organisational depth is the difference between the haves and have nots.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Twenty One

Earl O’Neill celebrates his Monaros big win over the hapless Demons, and muses on the future of Mark Thompson and the endlessly recycled trivia of the footy media (Almanac excepted).

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Coaching Advice

Earl O’Neil talks coaching aspirations and brain injuries (aren’t they the same thing? – Ed) The Bronlow betting is in disarray but Earl points us to some winners.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round 9

Earl O’Neil surveys the wreckage of Round 9’ish (the AFL couldn’t manage a full one). Players just aren’t ‘doing it for the jumper’ any more.

AFL Round 8: The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Earl O’Neill’s Round 8 saw two football worlds collide in a pall of orange flames and grey smoke in fast forward. The lightly toasted paps went down a treat. Plus Earl’s warm tribute to Tommy.

AFL Round 7: The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Another pearler from Earl O’Neil. He’s like GAblett Jnr in full flight. When you and 3 defenders are convinced he’ll go left, he goes right. Look out for the swerve at the end, it will make you gasp, smile and cry.

AFL Round 6 – The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup: We’re Screwed

Earl O’Neil had a frustrating weekend. Eagles, Bulldogs and Tigers fans would have gladly swapped places with him.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Five

Earl uses all technology at hand to help predict the final 8.

AFL Round 2: The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Think the Demons are doing it tough? Think that footballers need a hand making a transition from the game? Think again.
Earl ‘Rock n’ Roll Animal’ O’Neil puts it all in perspective.

The 2014 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round One

Earl O’Neil reckons Kevin Rudd was PM when Round 1 started. The Saints Demons clash was as exciting as Big Kev’s speeches, and Bomber Thompson’s press conferences about as reliable.

AFL Round 12 – Review: The 2063 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Earl O’Neill doesn’t have much faith in the new Melbourne rebuild, as this glimpse into the crystal ball will show.

AFL Round 7: The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

The Tippett recruitment is making more sense by the round, write Earl O’Neill.

AFL Round 6: The 2013 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup

Richmond are pretty good, but they’re still flaky. Maybe it’s a club thing. All clubs have personalities and Richmond is the guy you like to have around at parties but never have dinner with.

The ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – recall

According to Earl O’Neill, football’s always been a mean, cutthroat kind of business. Read his recall of The 2003 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Round Three Preview.

The 2012 ‘Mopsy’ Fraser Cup – Preliminary Final

Greetings Tipsters I watched Friday’s prelim laying down in my Hanoi hotel room with Perky Girl, drinking several beers at $0.60 a pop and smoking cigs at $0.50 a pack. For all of that, I’ve been following the Sparkies for far too long to ever get too cocky, so it wasn’t an entirely relaxing experience. [Read more]