The centre circle

The centre circle, where Paul stands among long shadows and watches the sky grow dark. Where his breathing slows, and his fingers freeze. Where his soul arrives without a sound and settles at his feet, and he knows he is home again. That’s what football does to you.

How to Watch Footy (part 14): Crutches

Football’s a crutch, writes Vin Maskell.

How to Watch Footy, part 13: The Queen’s decree

When did the Queen decree that there be no local footy in much of Melbourne over her birthday weekend? Vin Maskell hops on his bike and goes searching for some action.