The late 19th century was far more productive as far as competitive Aussie Rules matches were concerned than many of us know. It’s true that the VFA in Melbourne and Geelong was well and truly established, just a few years before the all-conquering VFL was inaugurated in 1897. Continue reading
The big news out of the WAFL this week is that the grand final will be played at Fremantle Oval. It’s a good decision. There’s every chance South Fremantle will be in it, Freo is the kind of place you can wander into after the game to celebrate and it’s walking distance from my place. These were the factors I considered before making the announcement. Continue reading
A once in a century pandemic needs a hero. A Martin Luther King, a Don Bradman or even an unsung Brigadier Arnold Potts from Kojonup. Sadly world leaders have been lacking in any form of leadership and even Lassie or Captain Pugwash would have done a better job. Continue reading
Has there ever been such a curious kick as the reverse torpedo? Does it have a rightful place in footy history, or is it a furphy? Genuine kick or party trick?
You might’ve noticed what happened to Fremantle on Saturday night. However it is likely you saw nothing at all. Continue reading
When Subiaco kicked the first three goals at Leederville Oval against top team South Fremantle it seemed that despite the strange season the WAFL order was the still the same. However the Bulldogs struggled back into the game, evened it up and then ran away from the Lions as no team has for years. Continue reading
When I was young, growing up in the suburbs of Perth, everyone kept chooks. Continue reading
Sunny skies at Fremantle Oval. A beautiful day for the football and the meeting of the top two teams. But it wasn’t so beautiful after all. The strong breeze to the prison end wasn’t a nice straight-down-the-guts variety so the teams employed the age-old tactic of playing the dead flank. Continue reading