Round 8 – Hawthorn v West Coast: Mothers’ Day

John Gordon hasn’t been to the MCG much in recent years (as has been the case for most of us), but his latest visit was on Mothers’ Day, a special occasion to celebrate the many mothers who have given everything for their children; not least of which was the late Ateca Naitanui; Nic’s mum. [Great read: Ed.]

Round 7 – Port Adelaide v Brisbane: The Sunday, Twilight, Mother’s Day Blockbuster

Mike Hugo wonders at the marvels of AFL scheduling as the Power bring home the chrysanthemums on Mother’s Day

Between The Bars: A tender Mother’s Day Stereo Story

New Zealand writer Maria Majsa always digs deep when she writes a Stereo Story: deep into a dark past, deep into a song. ‘Every so often you come across a song which can demolish you; take you down in slow-mo, floor by floor like an old hotel, ending in a puff of plaster and dust.’

Round 6 – Carlton v Brisbane: A successful Mother’s Day

What does a successful Mother’s Day look like? Andrew Weiss offers breakfast in bed, children’s presents, a winery lunch and an AFL win. Success?

Oh Brother, thou-est see-est some victories (or Yvette and Andre, part 3)

Yvette Wroby and her brother, Andre, decided to watch their boys play Carlton after all. How happy were they with that decision? Happy enpugh to sing the song four times.

AFL Round 7 – GWS Giants v Adelaide: Mother’s Day and footy do not mix

Loyal Giants fan Steve Duffy was witness to a mother’s day massacre.

Crio’s Q: Mum’s a good sport!

Sunday’s blizzard conditions really tested the resolve of footy Mums in Melbourne – none of this tea + toast with the newspapers stuff. More and more, it seems, Mums are involved in kids’ sporting development. No longer is it just “Mum’s taxi” or the canteen roster, but myriad other roles, including coach, trainer and scorer [Read more]

A day of surprises

Saturday was going to be a long day. For two reasons, the first reason is that I was playing tennis and the footy was that night. My second reason is that my plans to watch the footy were smashed when I realised I was going to my sister’s dance concert! After the biggest upset of [Read more]