Melbourne Press



Marvellous Melbourne 



by Mr. D.



Last week of the bye round, drawn out over four long weeks as it is, and a great game in the West kicked it off with the Eagles proving again it’s either Dr Jekyl or Mr Oh-no-we-have-to-go-to-Melbourne. Home games may bring finals, maybe even home finals, but in the end the season is won or lost on the MCG. Geelong are not really looking quite a top four team, but then, none of the top four looks to have really cleared out from the pack in a season so even that even Brisbane can win a game…

North take on the Saints and both can only be disappointed that it’s a game between 15th and 12th.  Smashed by the Crows last week I’ll suggest a six-day break against a team coming off the bye should mean the Kangas can outplay, outlast and out score St Kilda

The in-form teams of the competition are Richmond and Sydney, although a huge gulf of ten spots separates them on the ladder. If the Swannies are any hope of scraping a finals birth they’ll need to win this and, with that incentive, should overcome the Tigers but, if they don’t, maybe it just could be the tigers year.

All those new Power fans in Beijing will be expecting to beat another Queensland team and know from their deep knowledge of the game the Lions should be a gimme. Throw in a deafening g Adelaide crowd against a team used to a deafening silence from scant crowds and it’s the recipe for some flat-track-bully-action as the Power rack up a cricket score.

Last week the Suns ladled a little more misery on Hawthorn, while Carlton staged a huge upset against the premiership favourites. One of these two will get two on the trot and at home, where the silence is golden, the Suns should triumph.

And on Sunday, the quailing Bulldogs, missing the belief of last year, meet a team growing in belief. The ladder says the Dees should win and so does form and that’s how it should go with Melbourne winning a tight one.

It’s bye time for Adelaide and the Giants, top four teams still with a lot to prove. Mid table teams Collingwood , Essendon and Fremantle will enjoy the break before returning to their lottery style seasons with a mix of satisfaction and disappointment from Act 1. And Hawthorn players will enjoy not having to go to work this week, with their demise probably the biggest surprise of the season so far.


Winter Getaway’s, what’s on in SA?

The Ramsay Art Prize is seeking out the next generation of Art History at the ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA,


27 May-27 August 2017
Galleries 8-11

Coming up

July 29- Aug 13 State Theatre

At the NGV Gallery

PATRICK POUND: The Great Exhibition at NGV Australia


Festival of Photography until July 30

and at the NGV International



Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

A chance to contemplate Our Generation

July 9 – 16 ; Howler Art Space, Brunswick & Longplay Cinema,  Fitzroy.
Complicit; One of the documentaries featured

It follows the intimate journey of migrant worker Yi Yeting, a benzene-poisoned victim-turned-activist who takes on the global electronic manufacturing industry. While struggling to survive his own work induced leukemia, he brings his fight against benzene from his hospital room where he helps other workers, to Silicon Valley and the international stage. Against huge odds Yi directly confronts corporate and government interests, while empowering and inspiring the people around him. “Who Pays the Price” explores global brands’ social responsibly and consumers’ role in influencing working standards worldwide, while offering an in-depth look into love, family, Chinese culture, and the people sacrificing everything to make a difference.

Winter in Melbourne.

IMG_1247         Editor  AFN

Journalist: A. Forward

Roaming Reporters: K Shield
Music reporter. A. Woods (Classically trained)

New music reporter JOSH

OZ rules commentary: Mr.D

Admin and Fashion; S. Hartill

Photography: A Forward   


Photographs can be purchased


4 thoughts on “Melbourne Press”

  1. Thank – you April on the fabulous write up about my art exhibition ‘Contrasts’. You have such a great writing style & I look forward to reading more of your articles in the near future. I will definitely be spreading the word about your blog. Keep up the awesome work 🙂


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