Historical similarities

April 20, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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It is shocking to see what’s happened to Hawthorn.  More so because it’s happened so quickly.  After finishing third on percentage last year, the Hawks were a straight kick away from making another preliminary final.

David Dench played a year too long with North Melbourne

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Girl footy – Don’t you dare laugh

February 8, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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The assembly wasn’t paying attention.  The principal, Mrs Hannebery asked for silence three times.  She looked frustrated.  Her first name is lost somewhere in my memory, but she was tall, thin and good looking.

One of the first all-girl football games took place at Oak Park Primary

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    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.

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