Hardwick to critics: We’re a good side | D•Scribe

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick is adamant the club’s best football is still ahead of it despite losing its last four games. The Tigers will meet Essendon at the MCG in the annual Dreamtime at the G’ clash celebrating the contributions of Indigenous players in football. Despite sitting seventh on the ladder, Richmond has become the laughing stock of the competition after losing its last three games by less than a goal, squandering leads against Western Bulldogs, Fremantle and GWS. Essendon has

Tippa: Finals not on Dons’ mind | D•Scribe

Essendon small forward Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti says finals isn’t on the Bombers’ mind just yet after his team demolished West Coast by 10 goals at Etihad stadium on Sunday, claiming its fifth win of the year. The Dons will meet Richmond at the MCG in the 13th Dreamtime at the G clash celebrating the contributions of Indigenous players in football. He admits it is a different vibe after welcoming all the experienced players back from suspension but feels there is still work to do, and asked

Never Too Late To Start A Start-Up | D•Scribe

Most of the most famous start-ups seem to be founded by precocious teenagers or students in their early 20s, making the rest of us feel like failures before we’ve even graduated. But former Fairfax journalist and middle-aged man, Michael West, demonstrates that new tricks can be learnt at any age. Australia’s 5,000-odd journalism students would have been forgiven for panicking last week when one of the country’s biggest employers Fairfax Media announced it was cutting 115 jobs and $30m out of i

Nurse to male health students: Stigmas aren’t true | D•Scribe

A male nurse has urged men who are contemplating to break into the industry not to be put off by “stigmas” surrounding the profession. Christian Colangelo, 29, is a nurse working full-time and St. Vincent’s Hospital and Agency with Victorian Nursing Specialists and feels males should not be put off about the general idea that the job is for women. The movie Meet the Parents could be a quintessential example as to how male nurses are looked at in the industry and Mr Colangelo acknowledges nursi

Jobe: The Game Moved Too Fast For Me | D•Scribe

Jobe Watson is adamant he has picked the right time to hang up his boots and admitted the game was starting to move too fast for him. Watson played his last ever game for Essendon in its 65-point elimination final shellacking to Sydney Swans at the SCG in August. Perhaps he will be best remembered for the biggest scandal in football history when Essendon was under investigation for their supplements program from 2013 – 2015 which also cost him his 2012 Brownlow Medal. Since he and 33 other pl

Hurry… Cheap Flights To Japan | D•Scribe

Budget airline Jetstar is offering return-for-free flights once again for this upcoming Australian summer with flights under $500 return. The airline had the same deal to Japan earlier in the year and is now offering flights from Melbourne to Tokyo and Osaka via Cairns or Gold Coast. Flights start at $457 return from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Tokyo (Narita) via Gold Coast, from the period of 8 May 2018 – 27 June 2018 and will be the near end of spring and the beginning of summer. Flights fro

Selwood Expects Cats Fans To Upstage Crows | D•Scribe

Geelong Cats captain Joel Selwood is expecting a lot of traveling fans to show up the Adelaide Crows faithful at their home ground in Friday night’s preliminary final. The Cats have played both of its finals at the MCG, with both games providing varying atmospheres after a hostile reception saw them lose by 51 points to Richmond in the qualifying final followed by an upset 59 point win over Sydney Swans the following week. The refurbished Adelaide Oval has proved to be an intimidating ground f

Hardwick Feels Eerie Similarities To 08′ Hawks | D•Scribe

Richmond coach Damien Hardwick says he is drawing similarities from his team’s 2017 premiership to the one Hawthorn won in 2008. Hardwick was an assistant to Alastair Clarkson when the Hawks came out as the unlikely premiers in 2008, knocking off Geelong Cats who had only lost one game for the entire year. The Tigers ended won their first premiership since 1980 after downing the Adelaide Crows by 48-points on Saturday. The Crows finished first on the ladder and were favourites to win their th

Martin: It Wasn’t Just Me | D•Scribe

Richmond star Dustin Martin has refused to take all the credit for the Tigers’ success despite being the first player to win the Brownlow and Norm Smith medals in the same year. The Tigers were the underdogs in Saturday’s grand final but came away with a 48-point win over the Adelaide Crows to claim their first premiership since 1980. Martin said it was impossible to top his achievements and was really grateful for the support he had received from his family. The 26-year-old polled a record-b

Pyke: We Lacked Bravery | D•Scribe

Adelaide Crows coach Don Pyke says his team was not brave enough with their ball movement in their 48-point loss to Richmond in Saturday’s grand final. The Crows can take positives out of a strong season after finishing first on the ladder, however they failed to produce in what was the biggest game of their lives. Richmond destroyed Adelaide in contested possessions which finished 170-140 and Pyke felt it was major factor to their downfall. Pyke said it was a disappointing day all round for

Scott: I pay no attention to ‘maniacs’ | D•Scribe

Geelong Cats coach Chris Scott has rejected any advice dictating where Patrick Dangerfield should play because he feels those opinions are uninformed. The Crows go in as favourites against the Cats in Friday nights preliminary final at Adelaide Oval. The Cats’ 59-point win over Sydney Swans last week shocked many as Dangerfield left his traditional onballer role to start up forward against defender Dane Rampe. It then prompted many to take to social media asking why Dangerfield was not used a

Young Men, the teaching industry needs you | D•Scribe

A male primary school teacher from inner-eastern suburbs of Melbourne is urging more men to give teaching a go to even up the ratio of men and women in schoolrooms. Mitch Davis, 23, said two key factors influenced him in becoming a primary school teacher, one being his involvement in sports coaching as a teenager and the second were two influential teachers he had in his schooling life. And despite the lack of male colleagues in the job, Mr Davis finds joy in teaching and the benefits of being