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North Melbourne – Stuck in the Ultimate Paradox

Finn Devlin takes a look into the paradox facing North Melbourne as they attempt to rebuild the club.

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Better On Paper EPL Review: Week 10

Double digits, double the quality! With week 10’s results locked away the boys discuss Everton’s managerial prospects, Tottenham without Harry Kane, and England’s next generation of talent.

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‘The Wrap Up’ – Episode 14

It’s a one-on-one special, with Joshua Dawe and David Zita wrapping up the AFL Trade Period, then chatting all things US Sport, EPL… and recapping a fiery call on Aussie radio. It’s all happening on BoP!

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The Chocolate Podcast – AUDIO Edition

For the first time, BOP has gone 360! Check out our Facebook page and give us your feedback! Some questions in life have remained unanswered. What is the meaning of life? Did man truly walk on the moon? Why did the chicken cross the road? One, however, has stood higher than all others. One has remained...

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The ‘REAL’ AFL Top 30 – Part 3 of 3

This is it. Our own Finn Devlin has slaved away to produce the ‘non-Victorian bias’ Top 30, and the time has come to crown the winner. Who will be immortalised in BoP folklore? Listen in to find out!

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The ‘REAL’ AFL Top 30 – Part 2 of 3

And then there were 20… after some controversial picks yesterday, here’s the second part of Finn Devlin’s ‘REAL’ Top 30 AFL Players, free of the disease he calls ‘Victorian bias’… the final act will be posted tomorrow! Listen, Like, and Subscribe!

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The EPL Review: Matchweek 8

Eight weeks in the boys have produced one of the finest EPL Reviews to date! ARCHIE THOMPSON joins the panel as Postecoglu, Palace and Punting take centre stage.  

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The ‘REAL’ AFL Top 30 – Part 1 of 3

Sick of ‘Victorian bias’? Queenslander and all-round loose unit Finn Devlin has put together the ‘real’ AFL top 30… here’s the first batch, with part two dropping TOMORROW!

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‘Greener Pastures’ – Episode 13

AFL, Racing, JLT, A-League and more… huge week in sport… listen in to episode 13! 2:42 – Trade Talk 34:42 – Around the Sporting Grounds (Racing, JLT, A-League, Tennis) 48:30 – ‘Greener Pastures’ 53:45 – ‘Release the Kraken’        

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The EPL Review: Matchweek 7

It’s a super-pod this week, as the EPL boys are back following (another damned) international break! They go through the big talking points from Matchweek #6, introduce a new segment based on an old favourite saying and detail their best elevens from players outside of the top 7, and see how they’d fare if they...

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‘Paying Overs / Trade Talk’ – Episode 12

A super-sized trade edition of BoP, with plenty of other sports to talk about. We chat the big trade names, and look at the NBL, Tennis, NFL, Racing and more… get it while it’s hot!

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Dan Jackson Interview (en route to Richmond’s B&F)

As Dan Jackson hitched a train to the Richmond B&F, David Zita spoke with him about his impromptu trip to Melbourne, sitting alongside the two head honchos of the club while watching the Grand Final, and his ‘surprising’ tip for the B&F.

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EPL Special: “Money money money” – with John Stensholt from the Australian Financial Review

It’s a BOP EPL Special! With Barra in the hosting seat, alongside Finn and Jarrod – the focus is money, and the colossal amount of spending we saw from the Premier League in the most recent summer transfer window. To help make some sense of it all, there’s also an interview with the Australian Financial...

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Removal of the VFL Development League: A blow to young footballers in Victoria

By Jarrod McAleese Rumours were confirmed in late July when the AFL Victoria Board officially ratified the recommendation to cease the Victorian Football League Development League following the conclusion of the 2017 season. The VFL's Development League will come to an end after this season. https://t.co/jYqf0s5fkv — AFL (@AFL) July 27, 2017 Having evolved from...

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Top to Bottom: The Unique bond of AFLW and its Grassroots

Finn Devlin Mark Grant had a simple message, a benchmark that he repeated throughout the season. It was a reference point for his coaching. “Play like the Carlton half-back line.” And yet when Grant told his team this, it wasn’t Brendan Bolton’s team he was referring to. It was the Carlton women’s side. 28 members...

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‘Winners’ – Episode 11

Richmond’s remarkable win, Melbourne Storm’s incredible season, and the A-League’s pending return. It’s been a huge week in Australian sport, and here’s a huge episode to match!

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Rohan Connolly on Modern Media

Long time football journalist Rohan Connolly sits down with Benjamin Savona and David Zita to discuss how football journalism has evolved over the last three decades… for better and worse.

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The EPL Review: Matchweek 6

The ramblings of these boys have not wavered as the EPL season rolls on! While this round was somewhat quieter, the boys manage to squeeze in some discussion of young English players coming into the Premier League, Finn’s strange love of Serge Aurier, and Barra’s betrayal of one of his favorite sons…  

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GRAND FINAL, Beef and Banter – Episode 10

Ecstasy, agony, joy, anger… the BoP panel are fiery on jumper clashes, match review panels, and much much more, including some insipid singing… enjoy this bumper Grand Final edition of Better on Paper

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EPL Review – Matchweek 5

The boys are in again to review the big action in the Premier League over the weekend! Including a few rants from Barra, Finn’s staunch hatred of everything, a few of Jaz’s gags and Lou’s desperate attempts to keep Jairo Riedewald out of the podcast. It’s the EPL Review.

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James Kelly Interview

A Geelong and Essendon superstar, JAMES KELLY joins the Better on Paper podcast to talk retirement, life after footy, and pigeons…  

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‘The Big Time’ – Episode 9

The big time has hit in the AFL, and the BoP team have lifted! With an exciting new addition to the squad, the panel examine the second week of finals, the preliminary final matchups, and speak to a retiring AFL legend in James Kelly. All this plus the Matildas, Daniel Ricciardo, Australia’s Davis Cup tie...

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The EPL Review: Matchweek Four

The boys (minus Jarrod who’s off this week) are in to delve into the week’s Premier League matches, including a humbling of one of the panel’s teams, and a spirited underdog victory from one of the other’s (Arsenal, it’s Arsenal). We update the tipping, Barra goes on a rant and we all preview the next...

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‘Winners and Losers’ ft. Tom Phillips – Episode 8

Collingwood young gun Tom Phillips joins us as a panelist on this week’s BoP, as we talk finals past and upcoming, an NFL preview, Federer and Nadal’s resurgence, Richmond’s remarkable win, and even a bit of Jim Carey…

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Better on Paper: EPL Transfer Review

With a distinct lack of Premier League on our TV Screens at the weekend, the boys are in with a super-episode to review the entire Summer Transfer Window. Lou, Barra, Finn and Jaz go through every single one of the Premier League’s sides, scrupulously scrutinise their business, and give their assessments about how it all...

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