Fabulous Phil – gathering the story

June 12, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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We all have life changing events.  On Friday night in August 2015, Geelong played Collingwood at the MCG in round 23.  As Collingwood dismantled Geelong in the first quarter, my relationship was dismantled over beef ribs.

Fabulous Phil - The Phil Carman Story...

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Girl footy part two – Girls against boys

April 26, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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Gym soccer took Oak Park High School by storm in 1984.  Stephen McNamara, a geography and history teacher, organised a competition among year eight students, eight teams to contest for the inaugural premiership.  The games would be played at lunchtime on the basketball court in the gymnasium.  The ball was no soccer ball.  It was a huge tennis ball.

The girls got what they wanted, but had to play the boys.

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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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