You will be able to find my thoughts on myriad issues in sport here on a regular basis with both written & video blogs.
And, from time to time, they may just move away from the realm of sport and delve into other areas of society.
I hope you enjoy reading and viewing the following blogs …. no matter the topic!
Another Day, Another Humiliation
Date: January 13, 2012 / Posted by control
Australian wicket-keeper Brad Haddin drew the ire of the Indian team leading into the Perth Test when he said the tourists, “break quicker than any team in the world” when things go against them out in the middle. India may have responded verbally to the barb but when it mattered it was a case of […]Read More →
Time to Make a Stand
Date: January 12, 2012 / Posted by control
The last time India turned out in whites at the WACA Ground it was in the aftermath of the ugly “Monkeygate” affair at the SCG. The Sydney Test of 2008 was one of the most acrimonious played on Australian soil with both camps trying to claim the morale high ground after some bitter onfield tête-à-têtes. […]Read More →
Turning the Tide
Date: January 7, 2012 / Posted by control
Finally, Michael Clarke has won over the Australian public who now see him as the right man for the job, a job often referred to by cricket fans as the second most important job in Australia – captain of the nation’s Test team. Whilst the worm may have been turning in his favour ahead of […]Read More →
A Tale of Two Cities
Date: January 3, 2012 / Posted by control
The weather was about the only similarity between the opening day’s play in the SCG and Newlands Tests. The way the two matches unfolded again highlighted the wonderful vagaries that enchant those who love the game’s most traditional format. It was a day that produced a dichotomy in performance – in Sydney the ball was […]Read More →
The Mental Game
Date: January 2, 2012 / Posted by control
Former England skipper and all-rounder, Andy Flintoff is the latest player to come out and speak about his battle with depression. In an interview with the Daily Mail, he has spoken of the personal battles he faced while leading England to a 5-nil loss in the 2006-07 Ashes series. Flintoff’s plight, where he admits to […]Read More →
Back to the Future
Date: January 1, 2012 / Posted by control
Lyricist Irving Mills once penned, “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing”. I doubt the American jazz genius had even heard of cricket when he put pen to paper in 1931 to create one of the genre’s standards. But in some ways those words have become somewhat of a mantra for […]Read More →
Time To End The Farce
Date: December 26, 2011 / Posted by control
It was only going to be a matter of time. And in the end, it has taken less than a day in this Border-Gavaskar duel between Australia and India to raise howls about the refusal of one of the combatants to allow the utilization of the DRS technology. At a seemingly comfortable 3/205, the home […]Read More →
Tenth Time Lucky?
Date: December 24, 2011 / Posted by control
For Indian cricket fans, Test tours to Australia have taken masochism to a whole new level. Since it first arrived on our shores to face the might of Don Bradman in the summer of 1947-48, India has toured down under a total of nine times without a series victory. It has come close with three […]Read More →
Ed of the Class
Date: December 21, 2011 / Posted by control
Ed Cowan will open the batting at the MCG on Boxing Day. Chairman of selectors, John Inverarity has given the 29-year-old left-hander an assurance that he won’t be one of the players cut from the preliminary squad of 13 named earlier today. His elevation to the baggy green has been a bumpy one and fascinating […]Read More →
Very, Very Special
Date: December 19, 2011 / Posted by control
When the first Test gets underway at the MCG on Boxing Day much of the focus will centre on Sachin Tendulkar and his quest for that elusive 100th international century. While Michael Clarke and his team will be especially keen to capture the great man’s wicket, another batsman will also have dominated much of Australia’s […]Read More →