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.

  • 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.

  • Hubs, Clubs, Olympics and World Cups.

  • Our Fictional Cricket Club and Covid-19

    The boom fell hard on all sport this year. Not just international, but local sport too. While some competitions were able to finish before the restrictions hit, others were not so fortunate. At our fictional local cricket club the Lions the impact has been mixed. 

  • War Between Virtues

    There is a precedence for the current situation we are in. It is called war time.

  • Jubilee and Hope in a Time of Quarantine

    On Christmas Day, December 1974, cyclone Tracey flattened Darwin. The recovery was not quick, but it happened. Along with the recovery period came an interesting situation.

  • Sport is Dead, long live Sport.

    If you are like me you have a set of people you know who would like nothing better than to see Football die. Cynically they follow Fremantle or Gold Coast just to antagonise you. I am sure they have wondered just what could stop football.