Football’s next grand final singer?


The English singer-songwriter, who played live on Instagram two nights ago as the UK went into shutdown like the rest of us, is no dud either with Guillemots being nominated for Britian’s prestigious Mercury prize for best album in 2006 with ‘Through the Windowpane’.

They didn’t take the prize that year, with Arctic Monkeys scooping the pool for their crazily popular debut ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.

Snapshot says whatever Fyfe Dangerfield says he is, he can be. Beyond Essendon’s Irving Mosquito we’ve never seen a better football name.

And we also think he would be an ideal candidate to play at the next grand final we see, which we hope like mad is between now and the end of the year.

FOOTBALLERS IN PRIME-TIME GO FOR RE-RUNS

Tom Rockliff has just turned 30, which can do strange things to footballers at the best of times. But these times are strange enough so Rockliff, as is his way, is making the best of the situation he and 800 other AFL footballers suddenly find themselves in.

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Rockliff is settling in to watching old episodes of ‘This is Your Life’ with Mike Munro as its host on YouTube, with Munro making a success of the format for 13 years after it had become a staple in the late ’70s when Roger Climpson was the main man.

Rockliff worked his way through cricketer Adam Gilchrist’s tale yesterday and is happy to negotiate through the life story of any sportsman or sportswoman in the next few weeks.

The dual Brisbane Lions best and fairest winner and All-Australian likes examining business figures too, so investing guru Peter Thornhill is on his list, as is former politician John Howard.

While some of his younger teammates might not have the same shopping list of things to watch while in self-isolation, Rockliff is happy … and let’s face it right now, that is all that matters.

ANOTHER ‘ROCKY’ A CHANCE FOR GOAL OF THE YEAR

Speaking of ‘Rocky’s’, Geelong’s Richelle ‘Rocky’ Cranston was unbelievably stiff not to receive the nomination for goal of the round after round one of the women’s competition when Adelaide’s Nikki Gore won the popular vote, but it was still a surprise to see the mobile Cat receive a nomination for goal of the year when the AFL released the three nominations, with Gore’s goal against Brisbane not even on the list.

Cranston’s effort was spectacular as she took a bounce with an opponent on her hammer, then handballed in front of herself to get some space before re-gathering to kick the goal.

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