Paul Daffey

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Locals cold on Eureka Stadium makeover for Western Bulldogs

No-one doubts North Ballarat is a successful club but many question it as the sight for AFL games.

Paul Daffey It was a bolt from the blue, or red as the case may be, when Labor's putative premier Daniel Andrews and Western Bulldogs president Peter Gordon made a joint announcement at Ballarat's Eureka Stadium...

Celebrating All Blacks - medal as anything

Paul Daffey Brent Sheahan is a talented half-back for University Blacks. His best mate Gus Locke – they met at their residential college, St Hilda's, at Melbourne University – describes him as a...

Pssst: North Melbourne's smaller part in a bigger history

Allen Aylett saw the
potential of a star-studded grand final
breakfast way back in 1967.

Paul Daffey Ever since 1967, grand final day has kicked off with the North Melbourne grand final breakfast. It began with a function for a couple of hundred at the Federal Hotel, on the corner of Collins and...

You can't play baaaad in wool

Paul Daffey Tom Hawkins and Nat Fyfe have more in common than the fact that they played in the big Geelong-Freo match on Saturday night.

Pssst: the long road to 300 for Debbie Lee

Paul Daffey St Albans Spurs midfielder Debbie Lee this weekend has become only the second Victorian women’s footballer to play 300 games.

Pssst: Coburg, from Bavaria to the VFL

Paul Daffey Many footy competitions around Victoria this weekend are following the lead of the AFL by acknowledging the importance of multiculturalism.


Pssst: What if Shepparton had sacked Hafey?


Paul Daffey Whoa! Stop the bus - or in Shepparton's case, the Furphy's water cart! Tom Hafey, the coaching legend who died last week, almost had his VFL career derailed before it began.


Pssst: Swans go forward

Paul Daffey What is it with star goalkickers from the Swans and traffic mishaps? In 1935 Bob Pratt was hit by a truck as he got off a tram on the eve of the grand final and was forced to miss the match.

Pssst: Gill, the amateur turns professional

Paul Daffey Gillon McLachlan is now the most visible man in football, having become the AFL chief executive.