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Category Archives: Roos

Stations of the {Southern} Cross

Out we come, out we come, out we come to pray for a win for the Roos today on Good Friday against wild card St Kilda. North built up the Friday night brand on their own, it’s zenith the heady … Continue reading

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Arden Street Cargo Cult

A chance vacation encounter with Melanesian spirit keepers by influential north supporters spread a message of change like butter across a hot cross bun through the club. They witness the islanders mimic the memory of long gone second world war western armed forces manoeuvres and … Continue reading

I’ll stand by you….

As we approach the final game for the season, let’s visit some of my great moments in standing at the footy: Slade alive by Doug Wade 1974 My first experience in finals standing room came in the 1974 Preliminary final … Continue reading

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Oh! What a Lovely War!

History is in the air at tonight at Etihad. It adds an edge to spiteful proceedings later.  The Roos are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their first VFL premiership, snared during their golden era under Ron Barrassi who is doing a … Continue reading

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True Believers

It’s the final for the fans, the die-hard true believers; a last chance hotel where the tenants endure the nightmare of their own heartbeat from the partying room upstairs of 4 quarter anxiety. It’s often the loudest final too – … Continue reading

Now there are 4

Just what is the exact difference between a parsnip and a carrot. And don’t give me “er….colour?”. I pondered this tonight on the plate before me and quickly got the answer in the form of the Adelaide Football Club. The … Continue reading

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BQuaD resurrects Troo Roos

BQuaD – that is Big Boy Ben Brown to you,  is a big boned Tasmanian who languished in the TFL before heading to Werribee for one more crack that succeeded with his drafting by North Melbourne last year. A great … Continue reading

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Brain fades to grey

Just 12 months ago we celebrated the Kanga’s extraordinary win over then flag favourite Geelong. The bloke in front of me in the members hugged me joyously sensing he’d witnessed a rebirth.  A summer of ’67 descended upon Arden Street … Continue reading

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If you believe they put a man on the moon

This week, 45 years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar module ladder and placed a tentative foot upon the surface of the moon. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” he said. Half a billion … Continue reading

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Arden Street – what the hell is goin’ on?

It’s a long way to the top…of Etihad Stadium when you’re on the general admission gravy train. Last on the fan revenue food chain, no one in authority there really knows where you can sit except a vague generic insight … Continue reading

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