October 2016

Mitch Marsh needs to go

Mitch Marsh’s position is currently the most problematic in the Australia team. All the other contenders for a place in the top-six have made a case to be considered. David Warner and Steve Smith are the two definites who demand selection. Even still, they have shown form in the current round of Sheffield Shield fixtures […]

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Khawaja and Burns must play in the first Test

Two weeks from today Australia will embark on what shapes as a very tough summer of Test cricket. South Africa has arrived in the country on the back of a 5-nil sweep of Australia in the recent ODI series. The Proteas, somewhat bizarrely, are ranked number five in the world. They are a better side […]

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The Phillip Hughes inquest became something it shouldn’t have

Sadly, the Phillip Hughes coronial inquest has become something it was never meant to be. It should have been simply about safety levels in cricket. Unfortunately, it descended into an inquest about Phillip Hughes. As a result, there has been angst, anger and unnecessary comments aired. Hughes’ death resulted from a freak accident. That was […]

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Jobe, about the Brownlow …

Hawthorn’s Sam Mitchell is in the news at present. He will back in the headlines again next month. His footballing life is about to go through a massive change with a proposed move to West Coast and the likely being awarded a Brownlow Medal. Along with Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin, the pair are likely to […]

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Maxwell, not Head, should have been selected for South Africa

A month ago Glenn Maxwell scored 145no off 65 balls in a T20 match against Sri Lanka. That innings at Pallekele has been surpassed by only one Australian player – Aaron Finch’s 156 versus England at Southampton in August 2013. In the second and final T20 last month against Sri Lanka at Colombo, Maxwell made […]

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It’s the white collar Swans versus the blue collar Bulldogs for AFL’s grandest prize

In 2005, the Sydney Swans ended the longest premiership drought in the history of the VFL/AFL. Its four-point win over West Coast brought to a close a 72-year run without a flag. On Saturday, the Western Bulldogs will be hoping to snap the longest current premiership drought of the existing 18 clubs. Footscray’s only triumph […]

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