Eight passionate sports journalists get together weekly to review the week in sport, preview the week ahead, and interview sportspeople from grass roots all the way to the big time… 

all with a healthy dose of banter.

‘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 –...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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Show Hosts

Put a face to the voices.

David Zita

An AFL & Tennis fanatic, David can be relied on for Geelong bias, knowledge of obscure tennis players, & blatant refusal to wear anything other than a suit.

Joshua Dawe

A Hawthorn tragic, Joshua has never known true suffering. He is known for his dulcet tones, excessive drinking, & an irritating tendency to be overly kind.

Benjamin Savona

Quite possibly the only person with knowledge on EVERY sport ever invented, Ben is passionate about all things sport, & is more than willing to talk about it... preferably while drinking a beer.

Melissa Haase

'The Smiling Assassin.' AFL, Cricket, Tennis, F1... you name it, chances are Mel has some strong opinions on it. She also believes the Violet Crumble to be a 'good' chocolate. Take her opinions with a grain of salt.

Finn Devlin

Finn 'The Guru' Devlin is a Brisbane Lions & Arsenal tragic. When not rambling on about 'Victorian Bias', he can be found wearing his iconic, unwashed 'Wenger Out' t-shirt, or reciting random facts about the early 2000s.

Louis Gillett

An avid Tigers fan, Louis was not sighted for several days following Richmond's 2017 Premiership. A great bloke and an even greater sports nut, you can find Lou in a crowd by looking for his infamous barrel chest, or, of course, his flammable hair.

Jarrod McAleese

The enigma of the group. With an average build, Jarrod shouldn't be able to achieve the supersonic speeds he does on the running track, or make the amount of runs he does on the cricket pitch. A pearler of a bloke, Jarrod is a Melbourne supporter, and for that we will be forever sympathetic to his cause.

Alessandro Barilaro

Some say it is unhealthy the amount of knowledge Alex has on soccer. Alex refutes this constantly, insisting his expertise & passion for the round ball game are the same as he has for any other religion.

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Featured Guests

Better on Paper has had some fantastic guests in its journey so far. 

Here are three.


Luke Hodge

Three-time AFL Premiership Captain

Andrew Bogut

600+ NBA games, Championship-winning Centre
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 13:  Archie Thompson of Victory celebrates after scoring a goal during the round 11 A-League match between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC at Etihad Stadium on December 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Archie Thompson

Most appearances for Melbourne Victory (261) in A-League history

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