The Richards brothers were high-voltage personalities.
Martin Flanagan is a journalist and author who writes on sport, Australian culture and the relationship between indigenous and non-indigenous Australia.
Sam Mostyn believes the women's competition is vital to securing football's long-term future.
The old stadium was full as a beer glass with froth running down its side. Gil McLachlan had to go outside the stadium and apologize like a publican telling a thirsty group on a hot day that he cannot serve them.
"They get their athleticism from the Rougheads. But I claim their temperaments."
I fell in love with football at the age of 13 because I saw a team win a premiership when everyone said they couldn't.
A day at the football, just for two, to continue a tradition that has been in my family for more than 100 years.
In New York two weeks ago, I found all the bars were televising the European Cup, even to the exclusion of Major League Baseball. "Oh yeah," said an Irish barman I discussed the matter with over a bold American pale ale, "the game's growing over here".
If any team has been under my footy microscope these past eight years, it's the Dees.
I have now sat in AFL coaches' boxes on game day with four clubs.
Neville Jetta is standing in front of the 10 players added to Melbourne's list this year.