AFL in the 2010s – snapshot moments that created a decade of greatness and stories

Sean Mortell looks back over the past decade of footy highlighting some of the many key moments during that period of time.

Tom Boyd

Andrew Starkie looks at the football odyssey of Tom Boyd, from number one draft pick to retirement at age 23.

Onya, Tom!

Earl O’Neill offers his thoughts about Tom Boyd’s recent retirement.

A Loss of Mutual Trust: Adventures In Modern Day Sports Writing

Craig Litza Little discusses the nature of contemporary sportswriting at a time when in both the US and Australia there is reflection on how it has changed since the 1980s. He looks at a new book to be published by Geoff Slattery (with Russell Jackson heavily involved) and the recent coverage of Tom Boyd’s retirement as stimulus for the discussion.

Fearless 2018: Round 18- The wheat from the chaff is slowly getting sorted…

Fearless presents his thoughts about the Round 18 results.

Round 7 thoughts and predictions from Sal

Can’t decide who to pick in the footy this weekend? Sal’s thoughts and predictions for Round 7 might help.

Thoughts and tips for the Anzac Round of footy and racing

The plight of the Blues has Sal’s mind wandering broadly across the sporting landscape this Anzac round of footy and racing.

The 2017 Black Dog Cup

This is at once a challenging and reassuring discussion of people and their struggles from Earl O’Neill who is as open and as honest as ever – and whose motivation is as pure as it comes.

Bulldogs Mecca!

Chance encounters and belonging to a tribe; Paulie Stewart’s story has both.

The 2016 Luke Beveridge Cup

Earl O’Neill has been playing ‘Wild Thing.’ Check out where that takes a thoughtful sportsfan. “Footscray Football Club is a corporate entity too. It’s the Twenty First Century, folks, no-one gets to be successful otherwise.”

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Great Blokes and Role Models of Bevo and Murph

Yoshi gives his unique view of the Bulldogs win and how Bevo and Murphy have inspired him to bigger and better things. Hopefully his beloved Saints can follow the example

A Grand Final match report for my Dad

Since Sarah Black was 16 she has written footy reports. Her Dad has always loved them and encouraged Sarah to try sports journalism. A graduate, Sarah is now an intern at AFL Media. Her father was away for the Sydney-Doggies Grand Final so Sarah wrote this report for him. {Super piece Sarah and congrats on your new job – JTH]

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Not so Bleak House

When Buddy was seen berating team mates it suggested a side on the verge of becoming rattled. As Paul Spinks articulates so well, it was indeed a great win for the Bulldogs.

Grand Final 2016 – Siren Song: AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai

Haiku Bob reports on the fifth annual AFL Grand Final Haiku Kukai where haiku poets call in from all points of Australia and the globe to call the AFL Grand Final in haiku.

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: Belief

Belief is a strong word, especially when applied to Gigs and fellow Bulldog supporters, it is the belief that their time will come and now they can’t believe it!

Grand Final 2016 – A Cool Beveridge

Josh Pinn reminds us where the Western Bulldogs have come from in the past two years after being tagged least relevant Club by The Age.

Grand Final 2016 – Sydney v Western Bulldogs: The lonely walk out of the MCG

A Swans fan living in Melbourne’s west: Craig Dodson’s grand final experience.

Grand Final Preview: Sal’s predictions, and thoughts about other sports as well.

For all thoughts in football, cricket, rugby, and horseracing, Sal has all the tips for you.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: Why not us?

Ripping yarn from Kerrie who suggests she is a “Daydream Believer” but as her story shows, she is absolutely a true believer.

Finals Week 3 – GWS v Western Bulldogs: History

Kath Presdee and her son Liam attend a part of history, the Giants first Preliminary Final. They are orange. So orange.