May 2013

Alastair Cook – a threat to Australia and Tendulkar

Australia knows only too well how big a thorn England captain Alastair Cook may be in the upcoming Ashes series. The left-handed opener was the leading run-scorer in the most recent series between the two teams in Australia in 2010-11, compiling a Bradmanesque 766 runs at 127.6. In a series that saw England triumph down […]

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Whether it’s AFL or ASADA, Essendon is guaranteed some pain

If ASADA doesn’t come up with some sort of direct sanctions at Essendon, the AFL must. With every day that has passed in the last couple of weeks, the Bombers’ story has become more and more fraught. The latest revelations don’t augur well. But, it may be difficult in the end to prove that Essendon […]

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Should the umpires determine the Brownlow Medal?

Ever since the Brownlow Medal was first awarded to Geelong’s Edward ‘Carji’ Greeves in 1924, the umpires have been responsible for awarding the votes. Currently after each home-and-away fixture the three field umpires get together in their change room and decide on the three best players on the ground and award votes on a 3-2-1 […]

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Essendon admit major failures but recommends little

The Essendon Football Club has gone public with the findings of the internally launched Ziggy Switkowski Report into the club’s management and administrative protocols. Citing legal reasons, the club has said the document itself cannot be made public. Club chairman Davis Evans summed up the findings thus – “Problems occurred in selection, recruitment processes, induction […]

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Cricket Australia has more on its mind than just the Ashes

Mention the word ‘cricket’ in Australia at present and in next to no time the conversation will turn to the Ashes – will we or won’t we? – win that is. It has been in every cricket fan’s mind seemingly before the summer’s twin home series against Sri Lanka and South Africa, even though the […]

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