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Footy: The Doggies won the 2016 Premiership!! Soccer: From Ronaldo to Henry to Ronaldinho to Messi and seemingly back to another Ronaldo. Full circle!

Member Since:
 
April 2015
Based In:
 
Melbourne, VIC
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Brent Crosswell, Martin Flanagan and 1970

Brent Crosswell, Martin Flanagan and 1970

5 Apr 2018

Martin Flanagan’s essay about the 1970 Carlton-Collingwood grand final, simply titled ‘1970′, is the best piece I’ve ever read about football.

Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen: crossing to nowhere

Brett Deledio and Ryan Griffen: crossing to nowhere

19 Mar 2018

Brett Deledio, formerly of Richmond and now with the GWS Giants, was naturally upset that he left Richmond and they won the premiership that same year.

Why I hope Jake Stringer fulfils his potential

Why I hope Jake Stringer fulfils his potential

5 Oct 2017

Two seasons after looking like an utterly unstoppable force and one after scoring the goal that saved the 2016 premiership, Jake Stringer appears to be finished at the Western Bulldogs. I first remember Stringer in the infamous last game of 2014, which the Bulldogs lost to a novice GWS by a goal scored with 16 […]

How a cartoon has decided the last ten AFL grand finals

How a cartoon has decided the last ten AFL grand finals

26 Sep 2017

The Herald Sun ‘Premiers’ poster, featuring a cartoon representation of the winning team’s emblem, is a long tradition of grand final day. Drawn by cartoonist William Ellis Green (WEG) for 54 years, they were taken over in 2009 by political cartoonist Mark Knight, following WEG’s passing.

The tragic figure of Jobe Watson

The tragic figure of Jobe Watson

13 Sep 2017

As nonsensical and downright aggressive and intolerant as all footy discussion has become these days, how can anyone watch Jobe Watson walk off the field in tears against Sydney and not feel overwhelming sadness?

Memories from the legendary career of Nick Riewoldt

Memories from the legendary career of Nick Riewoldt

2 Aug 2017

Nick Riewoldt is retiring, but he may well have wanted to play on and couldn’t. It happens here and there in footy, where the brain is stronger than the late-30s body, but was that the case with Riewoldt?