April 2015

Just what level of respect should a referee expect?

This past week I witnessed two very different examples of on-field behaviour towards match officials and the consequences of both were poles apart. It made me consider where the line should be drawn with respect to how players interact with umpires and referees. The first incident surrounded Port Adelaide midfielder Andrew Moore who was reported […]

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It’s a similar tale for the Bombers and Glory

Essendon qualified for finals football in 2013 but was denied the right to participate. On paper Perth Glory will qualify for next month’s A-League finals but it too will not participate. Both clubs’ omission is due wholly and solely to their own club’s administration. The Bombers missed out on the 2014 AFL Finals Series due, […]

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How much will Gary Ablett be worth at the end of the season?

It was sad watching Gary Ablett through the opening fortnight of this AFL season. It was a case of the mind being willing but the body unable to follow suit. In the end there was only one decision that could be made – the dual Brownlow medallist is now on an indefinite sabbatical from the […]

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Steve Smith the man to win back Australia’s cricketing respect

Australia is the World Cup champion, for the fifth time no less. We are the greatest one-day country in the history of the game. We are a damn fine Test nation as well, especially over the last 25 years having twice accumulated record 16-match winning streaks, been consistently ranked world number one and the produced […]

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Will we ever know what really happened at Essendon?

“Not guilty.” After 785 days of investigations and legal battles, those two words were uttered by AFL Anti-Doping Tribunal chairman David Jones with respect to the 34 current and former Essendon players tied up with the club’s doping saga. The players are all free to resume playing from this weekend. It is unlikely to be […]

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