Doug Gott – deep connections to football

August 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Football was in the blood.  His Mum’s side of the family.  Doug Gott was 12, riding his bike up Victoria Road to Northcote Park Football Club in 1962 for his first year of club football.  He was tall for his age, rangy with a loping stride.

Doug Gott in full flight for Collingwood.

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Graham Carbery – a man who stood up

July 8, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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Former VFL boundary umpire, Graham Carbery, died on Wednesday after a long illness.  Carbery umpired 145 VFL games, including five finals.  He loved umpiring.  His career was different to every boundary umpire in AFL/AFL history.

Graham Carbery wanted to leave the head-butt in the past.

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    Welcome to the Ramble,

    My name is Matt Watson, avid AFL, cricket and boxing fan. Since 2005 I’ve been employed as a journalist, but I’ve been writing about sport for more than a decade. In that time I’ve interviewed legends of sport and the unsung heroes who so often don’t command the headlines.

    The Ramble, as you will find among the pages of this website, is an exhaustive, unbiased, non-commercial analysis of sport and life. I believe there is always more to the story. If you love sport like I do, you will love the Ramble…
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