AFL Finals Week 1 – Preview: Fire Up for Finals

It’s a busy weekend for sports nuts and Sal Ciardulli has cast a discerning eye over a few highlights in footy and racing. What to consider when backing your favourites? Plus, the season gone – how did the vanquished fare against predictions?

AFL Round 23 – Western Bulldogs v Melbourne: what The Coodabeens once dubbed “Georges versus Forges”!

To most people this game meant very little. Retirements; the promise of what lies ahead. People knock both of these clubs as insignificant, but Christopher Riordan argues for a flourishing future.

I have a dream

Never mind the 2013 finals, Neil Anderson has a vision of the future guaranteed to go straight to the heart of all you Bulldogs supporters. Share his dream.

AFL Round 15: The View From Shepparton on Round 15 and Other Things

Was watching the rugby instead of Geelong-Hawthorn a good move? Not when you’re turning to Wikipedia to find out what’s going on. It was a varied weekend in sport for Peter Schumacher, but there’s still plenty to say about Round 15.

AFL Round 15 – The Wrap

Won’t someone think of Mr & Mrs Football and all the Little Footballs? And Chris Scott’s blood pressure? After round 15, The Wrap is on Maggot Watch.

AFL Round 15 – Pre-Wrap: Entering the home straight round

The Wrap is pondering significant questions, significant absences and smoke signals as he lights the way in a challenging round for punters.

AFL Round 14 – Review: Booing – why?

The Pharmacology College Cup, Magpies v Magpies and Sheedy goes basic: Paul Thomson suggests that the AFL face reality as he wraps up the week in football.

AFL Round 1 – Western Bulldogs v Brisbane: I’m Single Again

The romance of the 2013 season was lost in less than a quarter for Phil Hill.

The Patriarch of Footscray

I love Friday’s at the moment. I know, everyone loves Friday, but for me they’ve just become Daddy and Richie days, with mum starting a new job. Last week we went to have a look at Williamstown’s refurbished Point Gellibrand Oval, the day before it was reintroduced to football. I love the Willy footy ground. [Read more]

It isn’t rocket science

Round 7 North Melbourne versus Western Bulldogs   Footy.   It’s not rocket science, mate. It’s not bloody rocket science.   It’s pretty bloody simple.   It’s like life: do the right things, you win. If you don’t, you won’t.   If you get numbers at the contest; win the ball; pick the correct option; [Read more]

Pies do it without the umpires – again

There will be fireworks. There will yelling and cheering. There will be dancing in the streets. The Prime Minister of the day will tell the people of Australia that any boss who sacks their employee for not attending work the next day is a bum. And I want to be there to witness the event [Read more]