Browsing All posts tagged under »footy«

History in the ma(r)king

March 18, 2019

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Dear Reader, After all these years you’d think I’d written enough about footy, and especially kick-to-kick. And maybe I have. But another story, light as a feather, appeared over the weekend.   There was still dew on the morning grass so John and I knew to keep the ball off the ground. We stand 20 […]

The Final Quarter

September 24, 2018

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Here, in full, is The Final Quarter, first published in The Big Issue (#570, 7 – 20 September 2018). Your local vendor may still have some back issues. (So to speak.)   Leonard Cohen probably never kicked an Australian Rules football but I know what he meant when he sang “I ache in the places […]

Season’s over

October 11, 2015

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Curious thing, creativity. Come the warmer weather narrative and story make way for free-form poetry.

Bring your best footy

May 22, 2014

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The premise might be a bit thin, but I just kept going to see where the words might take me. “Hawthorn is one of the best sides in the competition and we need to bring our best footy.” Port Adelaide captain Travis Boak, ahead of the Power’s game against the Hawks. (The Age, 20 May […]

Shelf life

March 6, 2014

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This just might be the oddest piece I’ve written in a while. Does it work? Maybe. Maybe not. Shelf life Cereal, butter, pasta, chutney, relish…The supermarket list is long. Very long. And it’s my turn to push the trolley, to walk the bright fluorescent aisles, to face shelf after shelf after shelf. It’s my turn […]

2014 Kick-to-Kick fixture

January 31, 2014

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The Kick-to-Kick Association of Australia has released its fixture for 2014. It features an ever-expanding number of venues, times and players. “We have carefully considered the requests of our many members,” said a KKAA spokeswoman while marking a Sherrin in the foyer of the KKAA head office. “We believe the fixture is a fair and […]