The success of Brisbane and West Coast in the last two games of Round 9 (against Hawthorn and Richmond respectively) – and the fact that half of the top 8…
With the light towers turned off at the G on Tuesday night for an Anzac eve spectacle, we thought it was important to consider lights in football’s past. For younger…
While our footy is clearly the preeminent form of the game, we’re not opposed to the round ball version at all. We were impressed with FIFA-playing Tiger, Jack Higgins’, ‘Cristiano…
While our focus is footy, it’s hard to miss what’s happening with ball tampering during the test against South Africa – we quite like the name #SandpaperGate for this latest…
  Dear Footy fans, We’re playing catch up here – we missed posting last week but didn’t want to let the previous round go by without a mention, and we’ll get…
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…
  This weekend we’re marking the Queen’s Birthday round, which drew us instantly to the 1958 Queen’s Birthday Holiday game between Melbourne and Collingwood. This was the game when a…
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…