Category Archives: AFL

One Innocent Question

Can you hear them? Ever so slowly, kids are noticing and turning around to their Mum or Dad, their older brother or sister. And these are just the first few. Within weeks, almost every kid in every AFL-loving house across … Continue reading

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Grand Final Day, 2015

Seasons and Grand Finals aren’t the same anymore. Now, they are inescapable reminders of the passing of time. It’s not the players, with 20 of those glorious Hawks who received medals on Saturday being the same as last year, hardly appearing a … Continue reading

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Changing the Game

I wrote this post a month ago, just prior to the death of Phil Walsh and the Adam Goodes story dominating the AFL news cycle. Throughout this time, it’s seemed so…I dunno…relatively pathetic to talk about football purely as football. But … Continue reading

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Grand Final Day, 2014

I’m not writing this for you, dear reader. I’m writing this for me. I’m writing this because I want to remember. Even though I’m unlikely to forget. Saturday, 27 September 2014. At home. The day started at 6am. The 2.5-year-old … Continue reading

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We fall for goals and marks, not cap space and free agents

Hawthorn’s appearance in this weekend’s AFL Grand Final may or may not be the most impressive feat of any team in the salary cap era, however AFL fans are unable to make this determination. With the advent of free agency … Continue reading

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Diving into AFL history

Looking back from afar on the year 2013, it is fascinating to consider the antiquated and confusing morals held by some Australian sporting leagues. Take the Australian Football League’s season from that year as an example, with its bizarre incidents … Continue reading

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The Only Question That Needs An Answer

There’s only one question that needs to be answered: Was AOD-9604 a banned substance when Jobe Watson was administered the injection he admitted to last week? There are no other relevant questions when considering whether or not Watson should be … Continue reading

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