I’m Coming Home

Before anyone ever cared where I spent my weekends, I was a kid from the Punt Road End. It’s where I walked. It’s where I cheered. It’s where I cried. It’s where I hugged an obscenely obese man after a Kayne Pettifer goal. It holds a special place in my heart. People there have seen…

Book Review: Finding Jack Dyer

Tommy Hafey might have immortalised the words, “There’s nothing more tigerish than a wounded tiger”, but it was Jack Dyer who embodied these words more than any other player that donned the yellow sash. In today’s era of nine-year multimillion-dollar contracts and antler-deer-spray, revisiting the good old amateur days and the characters who helped shape…

Part 1: The AFL Season in Cinematic view

Australian sport has been unforgettable this year for so many many reasons. Well, really only for two- Essendon and Australian cricket. One’s been accused of immorality and taking PEDs and the other should seriously consider pill popping. AFL fans have been the losers this year. Richmond finally crack into the finals after 12 years in…

Match Report: Box Hill Hawks 15.21.111 Defeated Essendon 5.9.39

BOX Hill Hawks cemented a top four spot and dented Essendon’s late season surge with a dominant 72-point win.  Essendon emphatically answered the pregame questions marks lingering over its finals credentials, but just perhaps not in the positive manner they would have liked, as Michael Collins reports. Joe Daniher, who presented strongly all day up forward,…

Port Melbourne 13.10.88 defeated Williamstown 2.7.19

PORT Melbourne reaffirmed its premiership aspirations and surged to third position on the ladder after a smothering 69-point victory over old rival Williamstown at North Port Oval.  Port entered Saturday’s clash with an indifferent month of form but the grinding conditions provided them with the ideal opportunity to lay strong defensive foundations for the finals. …