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Bomber for a day #DonsTheSash

The march of 10,00 was on our heels. This is more game of wooden spoons than thrones. We quickened our step away from those public seating maruaders. As a “bomber for a day”  I can feel the tension of my companions – … Continue reading

Merger Part 2 – Final fateful game

Someone in the AFL in 1996 must have been obsessed with the idea of wholesale dispensing of history by brokering unions, takeovers and mergers of Melbourne clubs, presumably to ease the load in supporting loss making teams in Sydney and … Continue reading

Merger Fireworks – Part 1 1971 to 1996

I’d only experienced once before that bewildering package of emotions when I heard the news in 1996 that the AFL has ratified a request to merge from Melbourne and my Hawthorn. Shock, fear, helplessness, despair. Like your heart was on … Continue reading

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Knocked out Loaded

My brother Robert of Can the Dees fame has jetted over from NZ with his eldest son Phillip to watch son Michael play in the Victorian Soccer League for Bentlieigh in the last game of the year. Rare Gwyther Football … Continue reading

The Demon’s Playground

Fresh from the premiere of Fred Schepsi’s “Eye of the Storm” at the Melbourne International Film Festival, I venture to the MCG for Hawthorn V Melbourne is search of defensive mise en scene. Fred is in town to also show … Continue reading

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Are Roos Electric?

Big game, line in sand game, talk is over game. And that’s just for the bloke checking the bags at the gates. Dees jumped the Roos first quarter and 5 goals out. Scotty gave em hell in the second and … Continue reading

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A can of Dees

Back in the sixties you could get a nice footy poster if you collected soup labels. I remember my dee loving bro Robert had a Hassa Mann and Ron Barassi on the wall courtesy of our family penchant for Heinz … Continue reading

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