AFL RUBDOWN | Round 17 – Smorgasbord of surprises

THE AFL RUBDOWN | As footy fans we have gone through our fair share of surprises – good and bad. This week’s Round 17 action was packed to the brim with surprise wins and losses which turned the tables on its head.

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AFL RUBDOWN | Round 16 – Footy/Cricket Crossover Woes

Well, I’d imagine the ‘awkward conversation with people you don’t normally associate’ count will be at record highs this week, as the quad annual phenomenon known as ‘Footy/Cricket Crossover’ takes its hold.

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AFL Rubdown | Round 12 – Hairdo hysterics

THE AFL RUBDOWN | Well, if you have suddenly woken up from a coma and wondering what you missed over weekend, there’s a fair chance it was the footy itself that induced the unconsciousness in the first place.

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AFL Rubdown | Round 11 – Flakier than a Flake

THE AFL RUBDOWN | Just like Catelyn Stark’s realization, the penny had only dropped once it was too late. The true horror hits you like a Barry Hall left hook. You mouth the words on cue: bye round.

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AFL Rubdown | Round 10 – The line-up starts to line up

THE AFL RUBDOWN | Not unlike a banana and walnut marble cake, ten minutes into its baking journey, things are beginning to take shape in the footy; as we are starting to get a gauge on who realistically has any chance in taking home the flag.

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AFL Rubdown | Round 8 – Echoes of Eurovision

THE AFL RUBDOWN | It was the round where the AFL dished up the very best, worst, sublime and ridiculous it could possibly muster. Surely it was no coincidence it fell on the same weekend as Eurovision — as the parallels were a bit spooky.

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AFL Rubdown | Round 7 – Waving the white flag

THE AFL RUBDOWN | Round 7 welcomed viewers back to normal programming as all the drama, anguish, pure euphoria and brain-fades returned with a passion — maybe making up for the previous weeks snorefest.

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AIS-AFL Academy downs gallant European Legion

A ruthless team performance saw Australia’s AIS-AFL Academy defeat a gallant European Legion by 86 points at Surry Sports Park on Saturday.

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I’m the right man to coach Port: Hinkley

Ken Hinkley insists he didn’t become Port Adelaide coach by default.

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Blues suffer Suns stroke and Freo are finals bound

THE AFL RUBDOWN | If a week is a long time in footy, then Carlton’s week must’ve felt like a journey, by foot, from Geraldton to Adelaide.

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A plague on both your AFL houses

AFL is many things. For some it’s a slight distraction for a few hours, for others, it’s the life force that flows through us and surrounds us, overcoming us with emotion and making other trivial aspects of existence seem insignificant (like food shopping).

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