Phil Hall

Press Service International

Phillip Hall has been too long in Melbourne to see AFL in the same light as those back in Fremantle. East Fremantle born and bred, he would love to see the Dockers back in the eight. But would settle for just beating West Coast twice a year.

  • A Problem With Evil

    What happens when you discover that evil is not what you thought it was? What if real evil is not that malevolence, the furious rage, the sinister force tales told us it was?

  • Bigger Football Makes It Better

    Like a lot of people who have watched Australian Rules football over the last thirty years I wonder why scoring is so hard. There is no goal keeper. Unlike basketball the goal is wider and vastly taller than the ball. In contrast the scoring averages per season show a decrease beginning in the 1990s.

  • Monkey D. Luffy Meets Jesus

    I share with my Nieces and Nephew a certain narrative. One that has almost a thousand chapters. Of course I mean One Piece. A show about Pirates, Friendship and Adventure.

  • A Different Spectacle, Sport As Theatre

    In my article last week I asked and answered the question “Is Sport Work?”. The answer was that Sport is work but not Work as making a table, a house, a garden. The product that occurs from the work that is Sport requires an audience. Not a user like a table or a reader to a book. But like a performance, like theatre.

  • Is Playing Sport Work?

    Sport is an industry and exists in the fiscal world of supply and demand. The administrators, coaches, doctors, physiotherapists and the rest all work in this industry. These people craft information and apply years of experience and learning to keep clubs, players and the League or Association running. Nice work if you can get it.

  • Jaws is Social Commentary

    I watched Jaws recently. The choice was a deliberate one.

  • AFL Hub Life Gives Victorian Clubs a Dose of the Interstate Reality

    2020 Hub life has provided the ten Victorian clubs a whole season of travel. None of them will be back in their own homes for some time. Hotels, airplanes and buses are their constant reality. Teams from Queensland, Adelaide and Perth are in contrast at home more than they were in 2019.

  • Only One Good Superman Movie

    There is only one good Superman movie. The 1978 one with Christoper Reeve. Henry Cavill as Superman is hamstrung. Cavill was given better in The Witcher, Man from U.N.C.L.E and even Mission Impossible.

  • The Price to Play

    I feel for those in Melbourne’s sports administration right now. Not those in the big leagues. Those attempting to run junior football competitions. Tennis clubs that have been operating for a few weeks. Golf courses. Surf Life Saving Clubs. Indoor Sport Centres. Even those trying to get a winter cricket side running.

  • Holy Scriptural Scholars Batman!

    Biblical Scholars and Comic Book Geeks have a similar skill set. I realised this when I began the biblical studies portion of my theological degree. I have never forgotten this, though I have struggled to explain it. Then I started reading a book about Batman and it all came into focus. This is a big one. Get ready.