So the Trump failed experiment is over. We now have the Biden/Harris team in power, and a Democrat majority in both houses (albeit a slim one in the Senate).
How will this change politicking in Oz?
There is no denying some local pollies, all the way up to the PM himself, used Trump’s outrageous...
OK, prompted by the Sydney Anglican Archbishop's call this week for gays to leave the church -
This is for all the practising Christians out there.
The Bible doesn't actually say a lot about homosexuality - a few mentions in the Old Testament, and some choice words from St Paul in the New...
I love to see a good Don’t Argue executed.
But one of the other things I love about our game is that it is constantly evolving; even willing to take on techniques from other sports. Tactical trends emerge, and then we start to see the emergence of tactics for countering those tactics. Look at...
Yes, we've said goodbye to quite a clutch of loyal servants - Shaw, Pyke, Jetta, Bird, Goodesy.
It's always sad to see champions hang up their boots, and Adam Goodes in particular was an extremely special class of champion, a singular human being in so many ways.
But what's in the past...
Sorry, I only just discovered this the hard way.
On the bottom of your dinky personalised Swans mug is a very small sticker. It reads:
Don't learn the hard way, as I just did. Looks like crap after going in...
Finally, it's official:
All the more significant coming from a lifelong Pies supporter.
From The Monthly a couple of issues back. This is the second year they've done it. Love it! Hopefully it will become an annual occurrence.
Missed the game and won't have time to watch the recording for a few days, so I can't offer any blinding insights. But no-one else seems to have started the weekly "3 things" thread so I thought I'd put it up, and feel free to post your thoughts folks!
Always wondered what our premiership player was doing now. Very interesting Fairfax article on the good work he's doing.
One former footy player for whom there's more than meets the eye. Good on him.
The Sydney Swans lead the AFL in so many respects. Here's another example.
(Yesterday on the main board, in the thread asking whether we've lost our passion for the game this year, I said no. I...
Just a bit of frivolity here folks. The missus and I were discussing this the other day and I'm interested to get other opinions.
Chance for a bit of platonic manlove* in a safe and non-judgmental environment.
Let's keep it nice, OK? Positive raps only. Like all cross-sections of society...
1. That fiesta of behinds was like the Swans of a decade ago. Seems Nick Davis must be on long-service leave.
2. Hardly an impressive win, but Melbourne have clearly started to rise from the basket they've occupied all this year.
3. We often get a rough trot from the umps but we surely can't...
Something here about the early-90s playing career of former Swan Neil Brunton:
10 wins from 71 games. Ouch.
We're so accustomed to success at the Swans these days.
2005 and last year (and even 96 and 06)...
So apparently during the broadcast of the Carlton/Crows game, when Tex Walker did his knee, Eddie McGuire deemed it appropriate to link it to Sydney's Cost of Living Allowance, going on at considerable length (and again at half time) about how if Walker's out for the season, the impact will be...
McVeigh saying Geelong suckered us into playing their style:
If there's one thing we always set out to do, it's getting the opposition to play on our terms.
Despite the close Quarter Time score, it...
Something I'm just not getting (having never played Aussie Rules at a professional level- hah!).
As a Sydney Swans fan, I'm constantly hearing that right now, the Swans' training is a month behind that of teams who didn't feature in September. (Presumably fans of other teams who made the...
A letter in today's Sydney Morning Herald:
To rugby league's ''the greatest game of all'' we add soccer's ''the beautiful game'' or rugby's ''the game they play in heaven''; all tosh to outsiders, yet repeated as if fact by their followers (Letters, September 8-9).
Is it just coincidence that...