Category: Footy

Toast to the Posts

The humble ‘big sticks’ i.e. the tall thin things at each end of a footy ground through which the footy must be propelled to score...

Robots and Rucks

The Mechanical Footballer Some time ago the English papers announced the invention of a “mechanical bowler.” We pursue the idea still farther. Why not have...

War Years Footy

LET’S LOOK AT FOOTBALL with HUGH BUGGY 1915-18 First war years PRESSURE of war almost strangled League football inĀ 1916. The game reached the lowest point...

Lips and Arsehole

Amongst my cartoons on this site are some devoted to the illustrious Saveloy! The Sav is jokingly referred to here in Oz as being made...

Flick Schtick

The Flick Pass The legality of the flick pass has varied throughout the history of the game (of Aussie Rules): it began to gain prominence...

Ladders and Snakes

  As I was born in Melbourne my pagan religion, naturally, was footy (Aussie Rules). As a 13 year old I drew this wonky picture...

A Blethyn In Disguise

To my knowledge, Essendon’s Geoff Blethyn is the only person to have ever played senior level VFL /AFL footy wearing spectacles.* In 1972 the 21...

Hirdy Girdy Hugs Mug

AFL: Round 3, 2004 Some have described it as the best last quarter performance by any individual in footy history. 15 possessions and a match...

Inflated cowhide to Mother Earth

From about age 11 and all through my teenage years I engaged in my hometown (Melbourne) religion and played footy every Saturday afternoon. The top...

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