Monthly Archives: July 2011

Match Preview: Pies v Bombers

By The Winger There have been many changes and developments since ANZAC Day. There’s been the Carbon Tax and Julia Gillard’s popularity continuing to plummet, the birth of Miranda Kerr and Orlando Bloom’s baby, and volcanic ash clouds disrupting flights … Continue reading

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“If it doesn’t matter who wins or loses, why do we keep score?”

By The Football Tragic I’m quoting the great Vince Lombardi in the headline here, a genius of football in the United States and extremely quotable. This stemmed from my sister in law who indicated that it didn’t matter that Essendon … Continue reading

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Carlton and the Hanging Judge

By The Iron Sock Two factors were influential in Melbourne’s suburban settlement patterns in the mid-19th century: one was topography, the other was wealth.  Melbourne’s commerce and industry developed around Queen’s Wharf and its immediate surrounds, which meant all economic … Continue reading

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The Make A Wish ‘Angels’

By Nick Maxwell Tomorrow morning, I am heading to Brooklyn to meet the team from Make A Wish Foundation, Portland. Actually, I should explain first…. About 4 years ago I met Gail Jaensch, head of MAW Portland. At first it … Continue reading

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St.Kilda F.C…..where is the love?

By The Holy Boot Before I start, I wish to make it known that this article is in no way meant to disrespect the St.Kilda football club, but merely attempts to outline the reasons why they are not universally loved … Continue reading

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HIgh Performance Barracking Program

By The Sheriff Hi. I’m The Sheriff. You may remember me from such self-help books as “Transform your man-den into a mai-den magnet”, “The 30 day Mullet Challenge” and “Smart Invest-ahhhhhhhh – The Moneymaking Masseuse”. Today I’m here to tell … Continue reading

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Round 18 Review

By The Stats Man St Kilda 127 defeated Adelaide 24 Key stat: Adelaide had just 35 inside-50s and kicked a goal 8.6 per cent of the time once inside 50. Comment: The Crows’ kicking inside 50 was woeful, while the … Continue reading

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VFL Report round 16

By Megan Hustwaite Can make it, can shape it. That sums up Box Hill and the VFL top eight. The Hawks kept their finals hopes alive on Saturday with a 57-point upset win over the Northern Bullants at Box Hill … Continue reading

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A true history of political football

by The Iron Sock Today we live in a truly historic era, by which I mean we live in a period in which history and nostalgia have become commodities that enjoy unprecedented cultural currency.   Books and documentaries covering anything … Continue reading

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By The Forward Scout B: Andrew McKay, Stephen Silvagni, Simon Beaumont HB: Heath Scotland, Bret Thornton, Bryce Gibbs C: Nick Stevens, Anthony Koutoufides, Craig Bradley HF: Matthew Lappin, Lance Whitnall, Jarrad Waite F: Eddie Betts, Brendan Fevola, Andrew Walker R: … Continue reading

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