Category Archives: AFL

Scoreboard Pressure

I’d like to introduce you to a site I have found fascinating and entertaining.

Scoreboard Pressure is a site that shows and discusses the vast variety of football scoreboards across Australia.

Vin Maskell of Scoreboard Pressure contacted me after he discovered our post “The Worst Scoreboard I have ever seen” – a DGES FOOTY TALK article about the scoreboard at the Newcomb Football Ground and he has since added the Newcomb Scoreboard to his site ‘Scoreboard Pressure’ along with a mention of DGES FOOTY TALK and a link to our own site.

Scoreboard Pressure is incredibly well researched, informative, entertaining  and humerous.

I fully recommend a visit to Scoreboard Pressure.


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Filed under administration, AFL, editorials


I read with interest that AFL boss Andrew Demetriou wants television stations to show live TV coverage for all matches on free to air tv.

This is an issue that has always puzzled me.

I often hear irate footy supporters ringing radio stations, groaning that their team is televised on delayed telecast and they can’t watch their team play live on TV.

I’ve never had an issue with this one.

I’ve always thought if you want to watch your team live, you can always go to the game and see them live.

If you want to watch the game on tv, all you have to do is keep away from the radio, internet and other such medium and watch the delayed game on tv.

This to me has always been the next best thing to watching it live.

I’m interested in your feedback on this one because frankly, I’ve never lost any sleep over the delayed telecast footy match.


Filed under AFL, Demetriou, editorials



DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipster, Kathryn Gray from team THE UNIT had her rehearsals yesterday for her Grand Final pre-match entertainment gig.


Kathryn had a quick chat to fellow entertainer, Jim E Barnes which is a claim to fame for her, but she also thinks she saw the boys from the Giant Rock Band ‘Green Day’ standing off to the side at rehearsals.

green day

Could GREEN DAY be making a surprise appearance?

Another strong rumour is that maybe, just maybe John E Farnham could be singing a couple of numbers at the GF entertainment.


If it all happens, just remember you heard it here first on DGES FOOTY TALK.


Filed under AFL, editorials, Grand Final, Rumour file

Hitler’s rant on the All Australian Team


Check out the link for Adolf Hitler’s rant on the 2009 All Australian Team.

Lovingly sent to us by DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP tipsters Pear, Pommie and Smooks


Filed under AFL, editorials, Humour, Pommie, Rants, Smooks

‘THE UNIT’ gets a game on Grand Final Day

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Fame and fortune has always followed the tipsters of the DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP.

I’m delighted to announce that one of our very own tipsters of the DGES WORLD FAMOUS FOOTY TIPPING COMP, Kathryn Gray of team ‘THE UNIT’ will walk the hallowed turf of the MCG on AFL Grand Final Day, 2009.

Kathryn is a member of a performing arts school,  who has been commissioned to perform  in the 2009 AFL Grand Final pre match entertainment.

A saviour to the Grand Final pre-match entertainment some might say.

Congratulations to THE UNIT.

Unfortunately Kathryn’s participation on Grand Final Day doesn’t allow for free tickets for her dad and his mates to gain admission to the Grand Final…

But that’s another story…


Filed under AFL, Humour


A rant by Hooter

What the hell is Andrew demetriou doing with our game!!!! What sort of a numb-nutted dumbarse idea is it to have a floating fixture? As it is, these gelatinous parasitic pharisees at AFL headquarters, led by Demetriou and that other weasel Adrian “Which end of the football do you Kick” Anderson…what IS his claim to football fame other than having his head up Demetrious sphincter, can’t get a simple fixture right…play each other once, then start again until you hit 22 games each club has played…simple isn’t it…apparently not when you have Richmond and Hawthorn playing each other for the first time in Round 21 in a 16 team competition!!!!!

If this is “The Peoples” game, then maybe the positions on the AFL board should be elected by the people…those 2 morons would not stand a chance of getting their jobs back…GIVE ME BACK MY GAME!!!!!!


Filed under AFL, editorials, fixture, hooter, Humour, Rants

Groundhog day at the AFL



It’s becoming boring.

Everytime there is a draw in the AFL, the reporters, press and talk back radio stations go beserk with the ‘Why do we have to have the draw’ syndrome.

As soon as the siren went in the Richmond v North drawn game, I knew we would be going into meltdown with the whinging and grissling of the AFL press who are desperate for a story…any story…

It’s the same each year for the ANZAC Day clash as well – GROUND HOG DAY. “Let’s have a phone in to see if your club deserves to host the ANZAC DAY clash” they cry.

Then they start on getting rid of the umpires bouncing the ball.

It’s boring and monotonous.

These are all fantastic parts of our unique game.

Let’s face it. I love the AFL draw. It’s tense and exciting in the last moments of the game. One team is the winner and one is the loser anyway because one of the teams has quite often blown the game (as in Richmond this year) and someone has saved their skin (North Melbourne this year).

The draw is a fantastic part of our game. I take you back to the first ANZAC DAY clash. Both sides, Essendon and Collingwood were fantastic that day. The result was a draw and we are all still talking about it.

How about my favorite. The “One more Kerna” day at the MCG where Carlton Bult, Steve Kernahan kicked for goal from Kernahan’s pocket after the siren when scores were level . He kicked out of bounds on the full! Carlton lost the draw that day, Essendon won the draw.

I’ve heard people say that it was terrible to see players so deflated after the Richmond/North game. They reckon Brent Harvey looked devastated and depressed…well stiff bikkies, I reckon. Scenes like these are part of our great game. They didn’t know whether to sing the song or not…get over it and sing the song next time you win. (In Richmond’s case, they’ve probably forgotten the words anyway).

How about caretaker Richmond Coach, Jade Rawlings  who says he would rather have lost than finished on a draw. What kind of a fool statement is that?

Receiving 2 match points for the draw has often put a new slant on the shaping of the final 8.

*I’ve heard arguments for extended time of 5 minutes for each team.

*I’ve heard of a goal kicking shootout (you might as well toss a coin or do the paper, scissors, rock thing)

*How about the bloke who suggested that the team who kicks the first goal of the match should be retrospectively awarded the win in a drawn game.

*Or the next goal wins if scores are level at siren time – I hope we’re kicking with the wind with that one…

*One idiot even phoned the radio station to suggest a replayed match after the Grand Final – the funds to go to charity…Well I’m sorry, but when I begin my AFL career, I will be on the end of season trip for that one…

Mike Sheahan’s article in Tuesday 21 July Herald Sun just about made me sick. Sheahan always goes against the grain of our game as he is just another reporter desperate to fill his press column with a controversial headline.

That idiot Craig Hutchison was at it again on Talking Footy, Monday night. “Why is ours the only sport who doesn’t deal with a drawn contest?” he bleated. Well I’ve just got one word to say to Hutchy “Soccer”. Does this bloke forget that soccer deals up a draw in most of its encounters. Soccer World Cup has a penalty shootout which rewards the team with the best full forward.

How about cricket? You can play 5 days for a draw and I’ve seen some fantastic, tense and exciting drawn contests which go down to the last ball of the 5th day.

Our game goes for about 100 minutes, if you can’t separate the combatants in that time, well so be it. Enjoy the novelty of the draw. Some of the best games in history have been draws and these are games we are still often talking about.

Fair dinkum, I’m on my soap box about this one but I’m sick of people always trying to change what is perfect.

I’ve had enough – LEAVE OUR GAME ALONE.


Filed under AFL, ANZAC DAY, carlton, Collingwood, editorials, Essendon, HUTCHY, kangaroos, Rants, Richmond, umpires