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AFL is not just a code of football, but a way of life. It’s not just about the game itself, but the history, culture and traditions that tie everything together. Every single AFL team has their own club song. And in an increasingly modernised sporting landscape, the AFL club song stands its ground as a…

Read More AFL Obscurities, Part Three: The Club Song

I’m about 85% sure that I walked past disgraced sports doctor Stephen Dank this morning on my way to work. On a dreary morning in South Melbourne, Dank strangely stood out as he hurried along the Clarendon St sidewalk, an umbrella shielding his prominent face from lashings of wind and rain – and, perhaps, the…

Read More I Think I Walked Past Stephen Dank This Morning

In what has been a big few days for sporting scandal, it was simply too hard for us to split who to apologise for in this second instalment of our new series, An Apology For… Thus, TPA’s Alasdair McClintock has opted to acknowledge a ‘hat-trick’ of inappropriateness.  *  *  *  *  *  * It is…

Read More An Apology For… Eddie McGuire. Donald Sterling. Geoff Huegill

It’s with some heaviness of heart, and not a small tinge of confusion, that I provide a first-hand account of watching the NSW Waratahs at the SFS last Saturday night.  I’d travelled from Melbourne to Sydney over Easter and found out a few school mates were heading to the game. I had time to burn,…

Read More I wanted it to be 2001 so I went to a Waratahs match

Much like Greg Matthews, whose predilection for bowling flighty, flamboyant off-spinners from around the wicket with his hat on earned him unofficial ‘rare unit’ status within the Australian cricket set-up, AFL is an idiosyncratic and complex beast. As such, The Public Apology founder Dave Edwards is here to guide you through the various obscurities that…

Read More AFL Idiosyncrasies, Part One: Scorelines