WE all love our own theme song, no matter what anyone else tells us. But some songs are just born great. Here’s our list, from worst to best, and a … Continue reading The 18 theme songs and their origins
The Hickey Stand is a light-hearted look at the AFL, that tries to be informative and often fails.
FIRST of all, it’s great to be back in The Hickey Stand squad after a nasty bout of work and life commitments. It’s one of those unfortunate catastrophes of existence that … Continue reading The 7 pioneers who brought Aussie Rules to women
“T’WAS the days before Christmas, and down at ‘G, Lumumba retired, saying ‘it’s all about me!’, The bonuses were sent to the board members with care, while the players screamed … Continue reading The 44 grounds that have hosted an Aussie Rules game: Part III
FIRST of all let me apologise in advance to any greyhound racing fans reading this article. Secondly, if you haven’t read part one of this series, go back, read it, … Continue reading The 44 grounds that have hosted an Aussie Rules game: Part II
REMEMBER flicking through the Melways when you were a kid, trying to find the outline of footy grounds like Princes Park and Junction Oval? No? Just me? Well. Fuck.
SEASON’S end must be an absolute nightmare for some blokes. I mean, imagine you’re at your day job right now. You love what you do, the pay is pretty good … Continue reading The 5 player movements that would have blown up Twitter if they happened today
FIRST off, congratulations Paddy Dangerfield. While our petition to change the name of the Princes Highway to Highway to the Dangerzone didn’t get the support it deserved (it’s still signable: http://chn.ge/1Te0dwe), … Continue reading The 5 stories you might not have heard about past Brownlow Medallists
STEVE Johnson hit Josh Kennedy so hard that the Sydney midfielder woke up wondering who he was and why he didn’t kick with a stutter step anymore. The match review … Continue reading The past 5 players to be suspended for a grand final
IT was like watching the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. As the ball smacked off Isaac Smith’s boot, Hawks fans laughed and embraced and marvelled at the beauty of life and … Continue reading The 4 teams that won the flag after losing their first final
I HATE Hawthorn. There, I said it. With a team full of thugs and snipers like Jordan Lewis and Sam Mitchell, and an angry little man with an angry little … Continue reading The 14 Geelong v Hawthorn games that created the modern rivalry
IT’S every footy fans favourite time of the year – the announcement of the pre-match entertainment. The AFL has already announced The Living End and Vance Joy will respectively … Continue reading The 5 international artists who might be the secret Grand Final performers
BECOMING coach of the club you were a star player at comes with risk. You risk your aura. When you left the club you were the hero, the man who … Continue reading The 10 club legends who failed when they became the coach