Premiership Port – a loving toast

October 22, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Brisbane – a belated preamble

The bottle is as it always has been.  A premiership memento.  A reminder of long ago success and a testament of repeated failure.  It has mocked Richmond for 37-years, all those five year plans and new coaches and players.  Despite its age, its life has never been lived.

The port was opened and ready for a toast.

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Bathurst – the road trip part one

October 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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The road trip for the 2017 Bathurst 1000 was my sister’s idea.  Juliette has been married to Danny for 16 years.  She wanted to send Danny to Bathurst this year because she didn’t want to watch him sit on the couch watching television all weekend.

It was cold at the top of the mountain - two hoodies on...

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  • Matthew Watson


    In front of the player’s race at Arden Street.

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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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