March 2014


It’s time for Essendon to cut James Hird adrift

One of the cornerstones of team sport is the fact that no individual is greater than the team. That applied to James Hird when he was a player at the Essendon Football Club and it should still apply today as a coach on full pay whilst he awaits the end of an AFL-imposed 12-month suspension […]

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What’s more important: the Shield Final or T20 World Cup?

For Australian cricket fans there will shortly be a clash of events – one a time honoured staple on the domestic calendar, the other a brash new kid on the international block. On the 21st of this month, at a venue yet to be determined, the Sheffield Shield final will get underway. Two days later, […]

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My choice of replacement for Andrew Demetriou

The King is dead, long live the King. But who will be the new monarch of Australian Football? It appears that the incumbent’s deputy, Gillon McLachlan is the favourite to ascend to the top job. However, is more of the same necessarily a good thing for the code? Andrew Demetriou, who is to step down […]

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Australian cricket’s summer of content

Late on the fifth day of the Cape Town Test no doubt many Australian fans feared a repeat of Cardiff 2009 and Adelaide 2012. From a position of power heading into the final day, as the hours and overs ebbed by the heartbreaking realization that all the hard work could still end in a draw […]

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Andrew Demetriou’s rollercoaster ride comes to an end

Two days before the official launch of the 2014 AFL season and 11 days before the premiership season gets underway the AFL’s CEO has announced this season will be his last. At a media conference convened at AFL House, commission chairman Mike Fitzpatrick announced that Demetriou’s tenure as the code’s day-to-day supremo will end after […]

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Warner lets his bat do the talking

David Warner’s comments in the lead-in to the final Test got under the South African’s skins but when the match got underway it was his blade that caused the Proteas angst. After winning the toss and batting Australia’s innings was highlighted by a gem of a knock by Warner. He stroked his way to 50 […]

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