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No ticket no worries

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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I lived in Melbourne for the first seventeen years of my life and never went to a grand final.  I did attend the MCG on grand final day from 1978 to 1980, but that was to line the boundary with hundreds of other little league kids and let helium balloons fly.


After that duty, the kids were herded off the ground and into tents outside the MCG for a pie and a Big M.

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Eagles do eat Roo meat

September 28, 2015 by · Leave a Comment
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During the build up to the second preliminary final, a mate sent me a text questioning North Melbourne’s September victories.  Roos super lucky.  Tigers super soft.  Swans super depleted.  Eagles super spanking?


My response, perhaps affected by beer and the euphoria of victory over Sydney, was juvenile and incorrect.  Sshh.  Not super lucky.  Good enough to win.  Eagles don’t eat roo meat.

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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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