Round 20 (2009) – Essendon v St Kilda: A fine son

Jobe Watson will retire at the end of the season. He won the Brownlow in 2012, but for a long time he was heavily criticised. We re-visit John Harms’s story about a 2009 match between Essendon and St Kilda.

Chappy: he’s so reliable

Chappy! He’s so reliable. [A piece first published for Chappy’s 200th – Ed]

AFL Round 23 – Geelong v Sydney: In the balance

It is Saturday afternoon. I am driving down the Geelong Road. Peter J. Flynn is in the passenger’s seat. As we look to the south and the west P. Flynn claims he hasn’t seen skies like this since being in Western Australia. Big sky and a warm afternoon. Good for footy. We are running late, [Read more]

The Handicapper finally breaks her silence

I’m not sure why he sends me the newsletter. I don’t look at it. He knows I don’t look at it. He hopes I will look at it? He hopes I notice he really is working? Well occasionally I take a passing glance at it. And this time my curiosity about the anniversary gift  got [Read more]