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Tag Archives: Round 2

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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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

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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Mick’s Big Moments Round 2

Freo lose soldiers Nat Fyfe and Zac Dawson to suspension, and Michael Barlow to injury,  in caning of Gold Coast adding new dynamic to coming Friday’s grand final rematch against Hawthorn. Blue Jarrad Waite fined for feigning blow to mouth … Continue reading

Enter the Boom Box

I recall only one game worse than this – a cold wet windy slog between Fitzroy and Hawthorn in 1979 fought in “Arctic blast” conditions.  That day only 6000 diehards braved the elements in the then standing room terraces. A … Continue reading

The House of Coleman

Adjacent to the mother of all Chip fryer exhaust fans one row from the back of Etihad stadium, this game was interpreted through an attack on the sense of smell as the frying oil progressively met it’s use-by date during … Continue reading

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Generals and Oxes everywhere

Expectation, venting, grudge. The round 2 clash between Carlton and Collingwood drew 84,000 fans to the MCG. The ex coach Mick Malthouse versus the former loyal captain and assistant coach Nathan Buckley. It’s pretty obvious Mick Malthouse loves to read … 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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Sealed and seared Roo’s

One side affair that is hard to talk up. Roos had a show early on but point after point sapped their will to compete with the best by mid way through the second quarter. Contrast Thomas at full forward for … Continue reading

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