Everyday Obituaries: T.E. Harms, my father (1931-2010)

When, recently, John Harms reprised his piece about the 2010 Preliminary Final between Geelong and Collingwood, the night his father T.E. Harms died, he mentioned that he would go looking for the eulogy from his father’s funeral. Numerous people contacted him to encourage him to publish it. Well, this is it, published today, July 21, his father’s birthday.

Almanac Life – On the road again: 50 years on the Newell Highway

It’s 50 years since Ian Hauser’s first road trip. Just back home in Noosaville after a recent jaunt to Melbourne, Ian shares his experiences and insights into travelling the Newell and New England Highways – and throws in a few tips as well.

Bendigo and Shepparton: Queen Elizabeth Oval or Deakin Reserve?

Peter Sweeney has always loved Bendigo’s Queen Elizabeth Oval. But watching Kyabram v Rochester at Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve had him wondering – which is the best footy ground? [Leave your Australia-wide nominations].

Round 20 – North Melbourne v St Kilda: The Traianidis factor in the ancient city of Athens

Athens, an old Saints favourite and Talking Heads all feature as Jennifer Muirden sees St Kilda marching in, in the not too distant future

AFL – Round 9: The View from Shepparton

Peter Schumacher’s Lions weren’t totally awful, but they weren’t good enough either. Its no fun in No Man’s Land.

Local footy: Tatura wins Goulburn Valley flag

David Armstrong followed happy carloads of Swans supporters up the Hume on Sunday as far as Shepparton to see Seymour take on Tatura.

Local footy: Photos from GVFL grand final

The Tatura Bulldogs beat Seymour by 28 points in the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final on Sunday. Peter Argent was there with his camera.

One Moment Please- John McCarthy and all of Australia

Will Brussen reminds us of the importance of capturing those ‘moments’ in life, as John McCarthy is farewelled by the football and wider community.

Bendigo in golden form against Coburg – VFL Round 11 Bendigo Gold v Coburg Tigers (Shepparton)

  The Bendigo Gold have continued their run towards a top four spot in the VFL with a comprehensive 76 point thrashing of Coburg in their regional clash in Shepparton. They are now just one game and percentage away from Werribee in fourth place following their third win in a row. Shepparton’s Deakin Reserve was [Read more]

The View from Shepparton

Went to the footy on Satdy, first time in yonks. Went to see the Guns v the Powerless. Don’t go to live footy very often, which is a bummer because I don’t recognise a lot of the players and certainly didn’t recognise most of the Guns or for that matter most of the Port players.

The View from Shepparton – Round 8

On Friday night, which seems now to be several years ago, Collingwood defeated Geelong by two goals in an absolute belter of a game. I thought that both teams played well below the standards that they achieved last year in terms of misdirected passes and handballs but that Collingwood were by far the superior team [Read more]

The View from Shepparton

Well, I might as well been on Mars trying to follow the footy this weekend, but instead, extremely happily it must be said, I and the Minister For Home Affairs were wending our way to the Sunshine Coast to get away from the cold and gloom of Victoria. The only thing was for whatever reason it was [Read more]

The View from Shepparton – Round 6

Two great games this week, the Crows v Sydney and The Suns v Freo. Everyone is raving about the game in Sydney and in truth it was one of the best Crows wins in years. I have been so cynical about Adelaide over the past few years and more so this year particularly after their [Read more]

The View from Shepparton – Round 5

What a round we have just had, again a fantastic advertisement for our code. Unfortunately I, as is, and ever has been, barracked for the wrong side and was on the receiving end of the the Tomahawk’s 6 straight goals. Get that, Buddy et al!!! 6 STRAIGHT GOALS IN ATROCIOUS CONDITIONS. It was bad luck [Read more]

The View from Shepparton

  by Peter Schumacher   The round started well with the demise of Collingwood, and now with the injury to Luke Ball I reckon that it could be terminal for them this year at least. Like every one else I wonder why he was allowed to return to the field after he had first twisted [Read more]

The View from Shepparton – Round 2

by Peter Schumacher Thursday night. Was uneasy about being at home by myself when the Minister for Domestic Affairs was at a Maundy Thursday Church service which in theory I too should have been attending.  Too  bad, quarter time, Lions up by a couple of points and playing well enough to make me think about [Read more]

The View from Shepparton

by Peter Schumacher The worst thing about being a footy tragic is not being a footy tragic. Thus it was, is now, and ever shall be that I missed the radio cast, telecast and what ever cast might have been available of the Brisbane demolition of Melbourne. Can’t say that I was too impressed by [Read more]

The View From Shepparton: Round 11 (and 10)

by Peter Schumacher Felt good a week ago. The Lions had won two in a row, were on their way to the final eight having given everyone else seven games start and I was un freezing myself in Darwin. Can’t remember much more about round 10 and anyway what else was important enough to remember? [Read more]

The View From Shepparton Round 9

  by Peter Schumacher Have to hand it to the Pies. Getting themselves out of gaol was a brilliant achievement, a side doesn’t often give itself a 23 points handicap in a last quarter and then run all over the opposition with 11 goals in 20 minutes. How often have the Crows let Collingwood escape [Read more]

The View from Shepparton – Round 8

by Peter Schumacher OK so Brisbane lost again, this time to Essendon. At the Gabba. My daughter and son in law and grand daughter who are rabid Dons’ supporters  didn’t say anything as they rushed into the local Lutheran Church service on the morning after the night before.  They accompanied an organ as they played, [Read more]