Sean loves to combine his love of sport and writing.
He played country football for 20 years in Victoria and Western Australia, along the way breaking, straining or tearing every bone, muscle or tendon in his body.
He recently won the Stringybark Australian Short Story History award for his depiction of the Aboriginal game of Marngrook and his work has appeared in various newspapers and anthologies.
He has covered recent editions of the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour and the Australian road cycling titles.
Despite a couple of second places in D grade club races he is still not quite as fast as Cadel!
- Member Since:
- May 2012
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- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Cricket, Cycling,
On Friday I attempted to rank the top 10 Brownlow medallists since 1975. Based solely on my own recollections, the purely subjective list had only one criteria – that the player must have won a Brownlow medal within the last 40 years.
On Monday night, after the heat and clamour of this weekend’s games have faded and the results have been scribed into the record books, the AFL will crown its latest king.
A champion team will always beat a team of champions. How many times have we heard that old chestnut being bandied about by tired sports journalists searching for a quick cliché?
Are Hawthorn a genuine chance at winning three premierships in a row? We’ll know more after tonight’s game against West Coast in Perth, but history suggests that the mighty Hawks will struggle to achieve the prestigious hat trick.
Courtenay Dempsey’s reckless tackle on Brett Deledio in last weekend’s Essendon versus Richmond game at the MCG was one of the scariest things I’ve seen on a football field, and it is one I hope to never see again.
Does the constant moralising by AFL bosses and the unfair expectations placed on players and clubs by the wider football community encourage truthful dialogue? I don’t think that it does.