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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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Hawk Odyssey

The pending transaction monikered by TickeTek  yesterday afternoon confirmed we’ve scored standing room for our Hawks 4th consecutive Grand Final appearance.  The in season set back against Port Adelaide in Round 21 that thwarted the bid for a home final set … Continue reading

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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Anzac Day marathon

We’re at a dampish MCG, out in the open alongside Tex Perkins as he performs an Anzac tribute song with voiceover provided by Ronald Dale Barassi who lost his father in World War Two. When the match begins, there’s over 89,000 … Continue reading

Hooker, line and sinker

A day in the shade in the Ponsford bottom deck public access seats behind the city end goals for this Hawk member’s replacement game. We’re concerned about the Don’s take it to the limit three quarters domination against the Swans last … Continue reading

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Culling Cats

Cats and the internet are a match made in heaven however this is not that kind of post. In the week leading up to this now traditional Easter Monday game between these two great rivals of the modern era, a … Continue reading

Swans implode – Back to Back 2014

Daniel Hannebery, Sydney Swan rising elite midfielder glides between players to swoop on the ball. As though arriving from an inter galactic transfer, Hawk Jarrad Roughead materialises before him, disarms the ball, scoops him front on before smashing Daniel from … Continue reading


M23 Standing Room 11.05 am Grand Final morning Hawk Vikings revel in the post siren nirvana. The last ellipse of sunlight closes the chapter on Grand Final day. The Cup

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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