Latest cartoon on Ice the Clock

Howdy folks, Quick heads up that the wonderful Melissa Walsh has posted a new story on the Washington Redskins and their somewhat controversial name. Check it out here And here’s my cartoon that accompanies the story. Enjoy 🙂

Hawks beat Magpies – the circle of life I suppose

Round 3 (Haw 145 – Carl 90) Alas our winning start to the season has come to an end. Against a rampant flock of Hawks the Pies were harassed and harangued and ultimately defeated. Pendles and Swanny were immense as always in the middle and it was great to see Cloke and Elliott each post sizeable goal tallies. However I’ve taken inspiration this week from a new…

The Adelaide Roadtrip

This weekend sees the mighty Magpies heading over to Adelaide for what will surely be a stern test. The Crows are awfully good this season but let’s hope Collingwood can come away with a win…and only a win 😛

You gotta feel for Demons fans

Last night a sloppy, slack and seemingly lackadaisical Hawthorn demolished Melbourne. It was tough to watch. Although it did prompt the question, ‘which team would it be most depressing to be a supporter of at the moment?’ I tend to think Melbourne would have to be right up there but a wise football watching friend of mine suggested Port Adelaide as a possible candidate….

The AFL and head high contact

This issue has been bubbling along for a while but seems to have exploded into fully fledged ‘talking point’ after last weekend. Greg Baum wrote a great piece in today’s Age newspaper outlining the difficult faced by the AFL on several fronts. Not only do they want to protect players and try to disassociate our game from the concussion issues growing in the NFL,…

Scientific Football Testing

Today the AFL announced their plan to scientifically test footballs across different levels of the game. They apparently want to know all there is to know about that magically erratic little oval; the best materials to use in construction and maybe even the feasibility of putting GPS tracking systems inside to help with controversial goal line decision-making. As a Collingwood fan I have to…

So are you allowed to slide?

A couple of incidents in the last two weeks have seen sliding become a major issue in AFL circles. Adam Goodes got suspended, Lindsay Thomas didn’t and now there is talk about when sliding is legal and even whether it should be allowed at all. Seems to me that if we the public are confused then the players must be equally unsure about their…

AFL Round 4 preview

Saturday promises to be an intriguing day of footy. Q-Clash III, the pies looking to right the ship minus a few regular deckhands and maybe the game of the round with the Hawks playing the Eagles out west. I’m not sure animals pay as much attention to footy as us humans but if I were a seagull in Perth I’d be planning a little…

The dangers of the NFL draft

On April 26 the NFL draft begins. The machinations over who teams should select have been simmering away nicely for weeks and are now truly coming to the boil. Owners, coaches and scouts are all under immense pressure to pick the perfect fit for their team. Highly touted college players can be total busts at the next level and anonymous late rounders can turn out to be…

Goalline technology imagined

Is there anything more infuriating that watching a soccer match – please note that I only refer to the world game as soccer to prevent any confusion with the AFL and its stranglehold on the moniker in this country – and seeing a clear goal disallowed or given when replays show otherwise? (Well actually, yes, there are plenty more infuriating things in life but…