Monthly Archives: May 2014

1901: Jolimont

For all the schlock and horror this week over match fixing allegations (soccer, cricket…) we need to face the facts: it would be easy to devote a whole years worth of blog entries to the murky history of games, gambling and rumours of the well timed miss hit, bad kick or faked fall. It should be […]

1917: Maitland

The last eight days saw two grand old figures of Australian sport pass away. Tom Hafey, aged 82 was a great Australian rules football coach – even though he couldn’t mentor Collingwood to a flag. Personally, I’m still bewildered by the fact Hafey died – I honestly thought he was going to break the record […]

1951: Stillwater

All the world is a-buzz about the bump. Sorry, I mean The Bump. Who would have thought a collision in a contact sport could inspire such ruckus? Just to recap: Jack Viney (Melbourne footballer) bumps into Tom Lynch (Adelaide footballer) Tom Lynch gets broken jaw Viney receives two match suspension for “rough conduct”. Everyone goes nuts. […]

Today: Richmond

It might be the euphoria of Collingwood’s win against Carlton on Friday night. Or more likely that I have just worked seven days straight. Either way, this week’s blog is a bit different – brief, visual and about today. Just saw these two pieces of sport related street art at Richmond train station. Enjoy! Back […]

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