Weekend Regained

June 7, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

A fine footballing couple of days, one in which defeat stared closely at us but in which the Glenelg Football Club dug deep to find the riches of victory and regain a lost weekend: Glenelg v West Adelaide (SANFL Womens Grand Final) May 5, 2021; Glenelg v Norwood at Norwood Oval, May 6, 2021. THE GRAND FINAL The Glenelg Ladies’ Team [Can one still say ladies? – Ed.] took on tough opponent West in the Grand Final at Thebarton Oval, looking far more picturesque than we remembered it. The Women’s competition seems entirely admirable: the players are tough and committed, and…

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All Making It Up as They Go

June 6, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

(With apologies to Blaise Cendrars’ “The Captain is a Terrific Guy”) All the same the P.M.’s a terrific guy Yesterday he had a quarantine hub set up just for me Today without much word and simply to please the Victorian Gangsters and their running dogs He swung the plane around And skirted New Zealand’s bubble so closely I could have almost seen                                                                         the New…

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When a Fruit Tingle Sucks

May 30, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

(Glenelg vs Adelaide, Glenelg Oval, 29 May, 2021) A beautiful late autumn day at Glenelg, nary a breeze, sun up all day, cold as a witch’s whatever.  The Adelaide Crows (at SANFL level) are a good idea for a football team – talent, certainly, but they seem more inclined to collect stats and avoid injury so they have a show of playing in ‘The Show’ the following week, rather than have a genuine go. Luke Reynolds (five) and Liam McBean (four) kicked nine goals between them, 3 more than the entire opposition. Exciting newcomer Gibson Turner kicked 3 goals, one…

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Tiger Times Again

May 24, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

Glenelg vs Everyone, May 2021 1 May, 2021: After a close but decisive win over the Olde Enemy, Glenelg had three challenging matches to conclude in order to perch atop the premiership table. North have been a bit off their feed this year but always challenge at Prospect Oval, that weirdly configured graveyard for visiting teams arriving unprepared. However, the Tigers saw the threat off. Glenelg 15.10 (100) North Adelaide 10.9 (69) 9 May 2021: Glenelg hosted struggling Sturt at the bay. For a struggling side, they do a good impression of the other: it was an arm wrestle all…

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Think Tank

April 30, 2021 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | AUSTRALIANIA, LIFE |

Panel of the Solicitors General – Adelaide University John Bray Alumni Network, 29 April 2021 In the Exhibition Hall of the National Wine Centre, a pretty remarkable gathering took place: 6 Solicitors-General for South Australia presented thoughts on their respective tenure. The main image shows the panel: L-R Gray QC, Doyle QC, Kourakis CJ, John Williams (Executive Dean, Faculty of the Professions, as MC), Hinton QC, Bleby J, Wait SC (and facilitator and introducer Judge Katrina Bochner). That photo, incidentally, was snapped before proceedings commenced – the crowd was actually very healthy, even though, curiously for the NWC, no wine…

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