An Explanation of our Lingo

Coulthard Shield

An unofficial award we give to team that kicks that season's highest score. Named in honor of early footballing pioneer George Coulthard of Carlton, who topped the goalkicking ladder three times in 1878,1879 & 1880.

Click here to see a list of previous winner

The Curse of the President’s Wife

When a team that won the previous seasons premiership loses their opening game of the following season. We call it the curse of the president’s wife, because traditionally the wife of the club president would be the one to raise the premiership flag. 

Click here to see a list of the years the curse has struck. 

McCracken Name Award

Each episode we give Kaz a run down of all the ingesting new named debutantes, and he chooses which one is the best. This list can also include coaches, umpires and nicknames.

For a full list of past winners click here.

Early in our show, we discovered the umpire Henry “Ivo” Crapp, an umpire and character of the early years. We became so enamored with him, that when he left to umpire in Western Australia in 1905, we couldn’t say goodbye to him, so we continued to check in with him each year in a segment named “Crapp Watch”. In this segment we would update listeners on his exploits, whether it be umpiring in various games or enjoying some leisurely lawn bowls, we followed him until his sad passing in 1924.

Click here to listen to our tribute song “A prince among umpires”.

Crapp Watch

In a very similar way to our “Crapp Watch”, former Collingwood and Richmond captain/coach Dick Condon was another player who seemed to create controversy where ever he went. So alongside Crapp watch we also had Dick watch, following the interesting life of Dick Condon.

Dick Watch

Can I edit that out -

A phrase often used by the Kazman (especially in early episodes) when he wants to erase something he may have gotten wrong. 

Hoo roo

Aussie slang for "goodbye", used by Charlie at the end of each episode. 

Post master general

A game Tim played at the football for a long time. To play you and your mates need to predict how many times a ball will hit the goal post to score a ‘poster’ (a behind). The winner gets to wear the Post Master General’s hat. Some finer rules, everyone must elect different amounts, with the reigning winner selecting first. If no one has the correct number then no one wins and the previous winner retains the hat.

A Melbourne Football Club based curse, in which Melbourne narrowly miss out on the finals, generally needing to win the last game of the season and failing. Named after former player Harry Boully, who in the final game of the sectional finals of 1901 kicked quite poorly, meaning Melbourne missed out on finals by percentage.

Other years the Harry Boully Hex has effected Melbourne football club include 1901, 1909, 1927, 1929, 1930