Aye, its been a while. But I’ve been reading and working and gardening and its time to get back to the writing. The project I had intended to work on this year, brisbaneroars, the Brisbane Roar collective narrative history was cut short. Initially I was going to blame a shortage of steam or time for […]Read more "Football fiction – a return to the blogs intent"
On Friday 5 September, Geoff Woolcock of The Footy Almanac, Nicholas Turner from the Match Day Burger and I were on ABC 612 for an hour with Kelly Higgins-Devine talking about football. Well, we were talking about sports writing from a fan’s perspective, but I talked about football. A lot. Aye, that’s right. I was on […]Read more "brisbane ROARS on the radio"
Posted a new football blogpost today. Most of it is about the Brisbane Roar’s last three games. Thinking about the games and how disheartening football can be – The Hope that Kills Us – made me realise the light at the end of the tunnel can have silver in it, but the shadows can stay […]Read more "How did Darth Vader know what Luke Skywalker got for Christmas?"
I’m working on a Bribane Roar project. I’ve got my season ticket and caught my first home game last night. A 5-0 win against Melbourne Victory. I’ve written about it here…In Rado We Trust! It’ll be up on thefootyalmanac site too. I’m going to be moving that stuff to the new project site very soon. […]Read more "Brisbane Roars"
I’ve just posted to my football blog. The piece is about Ange Postecoglou, the Brisbane Roar Coach – his and Brisbane Roar’s amazing achievements and the proportionate lack of gratitude shown by the Brisbane media. He’s not leaving for money he was offered plenty to stay. I was gutted when I heard Channel Nine ‘News‘ […]Read more "Gratitude"
The Darren Lockyer statue was unveiled outside Suncorp stadium in Brisbane recently. It’s a beauty, looks just like him. Now we can remember him the way… wait a minute… he’s not dead, he only retired about 20 minutes ago. I’ve been informed the public are not allowed to lay hands on the statue… while it […]Read more "A sporting Gormley?"
I’ll be using my football writing blog HERE to start formailising ideas for two fairly substantial research projects. I know. I’ve just finished a PhD etc etc… The wife thinks I’m mental. She knows my love for this stuff runs deep and knows my love for her runs deeper still. I wanted to reiterate my […]Read more "Calling all Roar fans…"
I’ve written a new football blogpost. You can read it here. It’s about my theory that Ange may have been planning the Brisbane Roar’s dip in form earlier in the season. Like it was all part of some longer narrative. It builds the story. Dropping a few points off the pace and resting up for […]Read more "Hail hail Postecoglou"
It must be something in the water, not the floodwaters (my heart goes out to those affected). I’m talking about football here. And AfL and League and Union too. Most recently Brisbane Roars women’s team were runners’ up in the 2012 Westfield W-League. They are a remarkable side. I’ve written about them on the football […]Read more "Brisbane Roars"