The wooden spoon – a useless utensil

August 27, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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Never in the history of football has there been a more despised indication of failure.  The wooden spoon, used for stirring ingredients during cooking, is awarded without hype but much derision to the team that finishes last.

My wooden spoons. One has never been used.

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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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    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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