September 2013

Should Michael Clarke become a Test player only?

Michael Clarke is a nonpareil when it comes to Australia’s current Test batting line-up. Even before the retirements last summer of Ricky Ponting and Michael Hussey he had clearly established himself as the premier batsman in the side. Since being elevated to the captaincy in March 2011, he has compiled 2959 runs in his 29 […]

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Mitchell Johnson: just who Australia needs this summer

Throughout his career, Mitchell Johnson has been akin to Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates in that you never quite know what you are going to get. On-song, he is a bona fide match-winner who can blast out the best batting orders in the world yet when things go awry, they can in a big way. […]

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The Abletts: the best father-son combination in sports history?

Earlier this week Gary Ablett Junior won his fifth AFL Players’ Association MVP award. No other player has won the award more than twice since its inception in 1982 with Chris Judd, Wayne Carey, Greg Williams and Michael Voss the only other multiple winners. The award is voted upon by every player in the AFL […]

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Do we need to know if sportspeople are using illicit drugs?

There has been speculation this week that a change of Federal government would see the Coalition revisit its 2007 position where it attempted to have the AFL and the AFL Players’ Association amend its three-strike policy on illicit drugs. The rumour was soon put to bed by Liberal leader Tony Abbott who said the Coalition […]

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