Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Ghost in the Machine

by The Iron Sock When Wayne Carey suggested last year that the absence of Gary Ablett at Geelong might make only 3-4 per cent difference to the squad, it became a minor talking point for AFL wonks.  Looking back on … Continue reading

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No Cap for Footy Departments!

By The US Sports Correspondent There has been much written recently about the possibility of capping the amount of money spent on the Football Departments of AFL clubs. The reason for capping Football Department spending is valid but, is it … Continue reading

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Round 6 – Collingwood v Western Bulldogs

By The Winger The Sunday twilight fixture this week sees the reigning premiers take on a Western Bulldogs side that has been widely tipped to feature prominently come September/October. The Doggies will be keen to atone for their recent performances … Continue reading

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Mick Malthouse Part 2

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Mick Malthouse Interview Part 1

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Football’s ANZAC Honour

By Miss Colleen Wood For many Australians, ANZAC Day is the most important day in our national calendar. Though we’ll happily take a free sausage sizzle and a day off each January, it is the 25th of April that we … Continue reading

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Round 5 Review

By The Stats Man St Kilda 89 defeated Brisbane 76 Key stat: Half of Brisbane’s goals came from free kicks (four goals) and 50m penalties (three goals). Comment: If not for St Kilda’s lack of discipline (frees & 50m penalties), … Continue reading

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By Megan Hustwaite Early season pace setters Port Melbourne and Williamstown remain undefeated after four rounds following an action packed weekend of VFL. An eight-goal-to-six final stanza propelled the Borough to a 24-point win over the Northern Bullants in a … Continue reading

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Football, Fury and the First World War

By The Iron Sock Before he passed away in 2002, aged 103, Alec Campbell, the last Anzac, was being interviewed by the ABC about his war time experiences.   “I can remember now, the first fellow that I saw hit, … Continue reading

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The Big 4

By The Holy Boot Let me start by declaring my alliance. I am a very passionate Richmond supporter – and I always will be. Now allow me to continue…. “Already Richmond is being hailed as the power of the 80s, … Continue reading

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