This week we saw the horror of Andrew Gaff’s assault on Andrew Brayshaw in the Western Australian derby. This was the equal-longest suspension for a single offence since the…
This week we saw some confected ‘controversy’ over Bernie Vince and Patrick Dangerfield’s chat and smiles after Geelong downed the Demons with an after-the-siren kick. An online poll sought to…
  Like many others out there we’re sure, over the last week your two historians from the centre square have been on road trips around Victoria and NSW. And of…
Poor Christian Petracca! This week we learned that the Melbourne player was bitten by one of his dogs in the lead-up to the previous round, and that if he had…
Our journey this year is almost at an end and whether you’re working out if your team has a mathematical chance of playing finals or have already painted your front…
Melbourne’s weather last weekend caught our attention – as well the Mighty Tigers who defeated West Coast at the MCG. The game began in sunshine but ‘torrential rain and occasional…
Greetings from Newcastle, at the end of the Australian Historical Association conference – we hope everyone is looking forward to round 16 which will be underway tonight.  We thought we’d…
Earlier this week, to mark the birth of French artist Heni Rousseau, the Guggenheim tweeted his 1908 painting ‘The Football Players’. This got us thinking of Australian football art and…
Hawthorn’s win-loss ratio this year has surprised us somewhat – although it has particularly delighted Saints’ fans who created a banner that is one of the best we’ve seen this…
This week we’re taking a shift to thinking about the links between the AFL and war history. We’re returning to more recent times, although some of our young readers weren’t born,…
A week can be a long time in footy, and this weekend is a long one with games being played over five days. The Kangaroos will take on the Doggies…
This Sunday afternoon we’ll see the Saints take on the Lions – this made us immediately turn our minds to 1913 when the Saints played Fitzroy in the Grand Final.…