2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000… Continue reading


I’m nervous. I’m genuinely a little nervous. Its certainly not what I was expecting to feel on the countless occasions that I have been over this moment in my mind. For two seasons… Continue reading

Archive: The Twenty-year Quest for a Championship

Later on today I am going to find myself a quiet spot in the corner of my favourite cafe and write a new post on the events of the past 48 hours over… Continue reading

Butchers 36 – 50 Wolverines

We did it! We only went and flippin’ did it. We became the first team to beat the Butchers in the playoffs since 2004. This year will see a new Finnish champion for… Continue reading

Playoffs, Positions and Parents to be

Not me. Don’t worry, there are no little Bams on the way. Those parents to be are my sister Kayt and her husband Andrew who are expecting their first child in November. They… Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Caroline (Cathy) Richmond

Hello everyone, Time for something a little different. Last month we had a guest at the apartment in the form of Ben’s girlfriend Caroline. She agreed to write a blog entry for me… Continue reading

Football, Fans and Finnish Fluency

Hello All, Its been quite a busy few weeks, which as you know, has really affected the quantity of writing I’ve been doing. Sometimes these things become habit and it is as easy… Continue reading

Wolverines 33 – 37 Crocodiles

From elation to exasperation in a week. Yesterday we managed to give away a 17 point lead to lose to the crocs for the second time this season. Having held their offence to… Continue reading

Wolverines 41 – 7 Border Knights

Forgive my elation but WHAT A RESULT! Huge effort by the defence to hold one of the top offences in the league to just 7 points. All the effort that has been going… Continue reading

Two week recap……

Hey everyone, Sorry that it’s been so long since I last posted but <insert viable excuse here>. I’m sure that you can understand. Following that heart-wrenching loss to the Butchers two weeks ago,… Continue reading

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