Politics of Soccer in Indonesia

Politics of Soccer in Indonesia

Politik Sepakbola di Indonesia

Nurdin Halid occupies the inglorious position of having been the only national soccer boss, to have run the sport’s governing body from within jail. He is perhaps also the most ...

Rotterdam Marathon Report

Rotterdam Marathon Report

“I came here six weeks ago and caught up with the people of Rotterdam and saw the track. I promised them that I would win, so, it is good to win. It is good to win and to get ...

Doing Boxing

Doing Boxing

In the off-season, footy clubs put up videos of their players doing their boxing training: combinations of punches, footwork, sparring. Some footy players have reputations for being adequate boxers, the retired-Shane Tuck of Richmond, being one. Barry Hall ...

Boxing Gym Aesthetics

Boxing Gym Aesthetics

I am reading Loic Wacquant’s book, Body and Soul: notebooks of an apprentice boxer (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), yes I am. I have a postcard of Jeff Wall’s photograph Boxing (2011) on my desk. I have my memories ...

Running Through the City

Running Through the City

The starting points for this post are the idea of the flaneur, Michel de Certeau’s chapter “Walking in the City” from The Practice of Everyday Life  and watching of several video clips from the Epic TV website.

The ...

Footy Memories

Footy Memories

I have recently signed up to be a contributor to an online footy and sports website, journal: Footy Almanac. The Footy Almanac was founded by John Harms and Paul Daffey. They invite contributions from anyone interested in writing for ...