Articles by Andy Fuller


Saturday Recreation

The path next to the river is used by cyclists, runners and walkers. I rode eastwards: into a cold wind. Overcast. And the sun did not come out. This was normally my running route, but, owing to a slow-recovering injury, I was on my bike as some kind of alternative. This third weekend of October…

Richmond, Afterwards

I was queuing to get into a burger restaurant on Saturday night, after the game, in front of Avenue Book Store and someone asked, ‘Has anyone seen a shoe around here?’ ‘What does it look like?’ ‘Kind of like this one, but for the other foot.’ ** On the night: The Burger joint was relatively…

Cricket Walkabout

D.J. Mulvaney. 1967. Cricket Walkabout: The Australian Aboriginal Cricketers on Tour 1867-8. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 112 pages. Prior to the start of the Boxing Day test of 2016, a group of historians and cricket enthusiasts gathered by the Scarred Tree in Yarra Park (i.e. next to the MCG) to remember the Aboriginal cricketers who…

Contesting the Sportscape

@wludbey: few metres beyond 50 metre line 30 yards inwards start of the wing Pies members stand side (railway line end) Facing crowd after siren[1] Sport in the City* Sport makes it home in the city. Sport articulates the ideals of the modernist drive. The success of the individual, a level playing field, equal opportunity…

Almarhum Les Murray

Les Murray adalah salah satu tokoh terpenting dalam perkembangan sepakbola di Australia. Bersama Johnny Warren, Les Murray memperjuangkan popularitas sepakbola sejak awal 1980-an. Mereka berdua membentuk tim yang paling menonjol dalam siaran sepakbola lewat saluran SBS. Les menjadi sesorang yang ikonik dan tak bisa dipisahkan dari sejarah sepakbola periode National Soccer League sampai sekarang. Seperti…

Prospect Oval Pilgrimage

My Aunty Hannah is an artist: a former-painter, but now a ceramicist. I remember ‘artist’ was how she was introduced to my brother and myself as boys: she had been living in the Netherlands for some years and my first proper memories of her are only as a boy, about 4-5. ‘Artist’ was used as a…

A Quick Innings

Vecsey, George. 2008. Baseball: A History of America’s Favorite Game, New York:  The Modern Library. I am reading books on baseball yes I am. Perhaps baseball is one of the most incongruous sports. Its slowness and efforts at maintaining tradition are matched by its will to innovation and dislocation. Clubs move around the States losing…

RAUM Third Edition

Richmond, a User’s Manual #3, “Scrapbook” RaUM #3 Inclusive of: It’s easy to be critical, and sometimes if things go smoothly, it’s easy not to notice and to take it for granted. The RFC is indeed doing somethings well. The RFC is changing. Members aren’t necessarily engaged as they could be, but this Club is…

Reading Sideways