It’s been many a year since we saw such a competitive Rhyce Shaw Medal as in 2015. Don’t get me wrong, we’ve had some elite performances before. Ballantine’s epic stinkfest in 2013 comes to mind and certainly last year Lewis Jetta and Kurt Tippett were in a tight contest for mediocrity. But this year, […]Read more "The 2015 Rhyce Shaw Medal"
#5 – North Melbourne Kangaroos By Massiv Join in the chorus. North Melbourne’s on the ball. At least, they’d better be. My beloved NMFC are swimming in territory they haven’t swum in for a long time, the uncharted waters of expectations. For years the underdogs, written off by commentators, fans and pundits, it was easy […]Read more "RSM 2015: #5 – North Melbourne Kangaroos"
#7 – Gold Coast Suns By J-Meas Kaan the sunnies! I have supported the Gold Coast Suns from the moment they entered the league and the AFL saw fit to rig the competition in their favor. I had languished midtable with the Adelaide Crows for years before realising teams don’t win by hanging mid-table. You need […]Read more "RSM 2015: #7 – Gold Coast Suns"
#16 – GWS Giants By Tod For the last five years,I have been a foundation member of the Giants. The club presented a certificate to me this season to recognise my longstanding commitment! I am aware this puts me in a unique class of sports fan, but what can I say? I love the […]Read more "RSM 2015: #16 – GWS Giants"
~~THE FINALISTS~~ #8 – Richmond Tigers By Tim When my father arrived from Holland in 1955 with his first wife and their children, one of his daughter’s played for their school’s baseball team, which had yellow and black uniforms. Soon after, dad went to his first football match, at Glenelg, which was also […]Read more "RSM 2015: #8 – Richmond Tigers"
#12 – Collingwood Magpies By Tai I have never been (nor will I ever be) a Collingwood supporter. I’m only writing this because the number of literate Collingwood supporters who wanted to write this article was as many as the amount of front teeth that their supporter base has – zilch. Anyway, here I […]Read more "RSM 2015 – #12 – Collingwood Magpies"
#14 – Western Bulldogs By Massiv The Western Bulldogs are arguably the AFL’s saddest team. A team with just the one premiership, back in 1954, proudly lists Russell Gilbert, Merv Hughes and Julia Gillard among its most prominent supporters. It has three finals appearances this millenium, but no grand final appearances. Since 1962, they […]Read more "RSM 2015: #14 – Western Bulldogs"