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Prior to many sporting events this long weekend, teams and officials will gather together along with spectators, stand in silence and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice paid by those who gave their life for this country in various conflicts.
It’s time Sydney FC made good on their promise to be potentially one of Asia’s biggest clubs. If ever the Sky Blues are to become a serious force, they cannot afford to get another coaching appointment wrong.
I understand it’s about to change, but I still can’t quite get my head around the fact that the AFL has, so far, declined to play games on Good Friday.
Its 3:30am in rugby league’s dodgy discotechque and after a night of rejection, our two out of sorts stragglers catch one another’s eye across the sticky, smoke-filled dance floor.
As Casey Stoner watches from the sidelines, his replacement at the factory Honda MotoGP team, Marc Marquez, is crushing the opposition in his second season in the premier class.
A ‘washed up’ Benji Marshall has denied he’s set to join Cronulla but admits his promise to not play for another NRL team than the Wests Tigers was premature.
Is it Aussie rules, rugby, or a rodeo show? Fremantle coach Ross Lyon isn’t sure what to make of AFL games anymore, and he’s putting the blame squarely on umpires.
Central Coast Mariners have been eliminated from the Asian Champions League following a 1-0 loss to Sanfrecce Hiroshima in Japan.
With Glenn Stewart forced to leave Manly because of the salary cap, his undying loyalty towards the Sea Eagles doesn’t mean anything.
Manly’s central brick has been removed, and the wall could come tumbling down sooner than many think.
Brett McKay and Ryan O’Connell are biding their time on the bench in episode 36 of the Cheap Seats podcast.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have secured the services of Glenn Stewart for the next two seasons after the Manly back rower put pen to paper with the famous Redfern club.
There’s been plenty of comment on The Roar in the last couple of weeks regarding the combination of Bernard Foley and Kurtley Beale at the Waratahs, so I had a closer look at how the two-playmaker system worked during their match against the Bulls last weekend.
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First of all, a confession. I was positive about Benji Marshall’s chances of making a good late career in rugby. There was a possibility, I believed, that he could be an interesting inside centre or fullback.
Geelong may have been the biggest winner of Round 5, but they beat Hawthorn who didn’t lose much at all. Richmond mostly lost despite a win, Essendon purely lost, while Carlton won and lost at the same time.
If I were Benji Marshall, I’d be thinking very seriously about staying in New Zealand and trying to land a gig with the New Zealand Warriors.
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Another Easter rolls by and another debate is had about what should or should not be held on Good Friday.
Ever since former welterweight champion, Georges Saint-Pierre vacated his title following UFC 167, the UFC has lost some very notable spark.
So the David Moyes experiment has ended in a childish and embarrassing way. This has been the case with any news coming out of Manchester United this season.
The arguments that AFL is turning into a different sport are hardly new. There has been the debate that AFL is turning into rugby, and before that it was supposed to be basketball.
Sonny Bill Williams decision to boycott the Anzac Test next Friday night is another blow to the credibility of the fixture.
I am staggered at the negativity being directed towards AFL at the moment.
Benji Marshall is returning to the NRL, but as of yet we do not know what club he will be playing for.
When is an advantage not really an advantage in the NRL? For too many years I have seen the referees bottle it when it comes to binning a player for a foul on another player.
The manner in which David Moyes was sacked is another glaring example of how far Manchester United has fallen.
The little club that won’t go away has arrived in Japan for Match Day 6 of their 2014 Asian Champions League tilt.
Since his international debut, Glenn Maxwell has been teasing us. We saw glimpses of raw talent and jaw-dropping shots that were either incredibly imaginative or just plain stupid.
The Central Coast Mariners will need to produce something special away from home to defeat Sanfrecce Hiroshima and qualify for the Asian Champions League knockout stages. Join The Roar for live scores and commentary from 8:00pm (AEST).
It’s the most important day on the AFL calendar. With Anzac Day this year falling on a Friday, the stage is set for what should be a blockbuster triple-header with three matches to be played across three different time zones.
At the beginning of the Super Rugby season, the Sharks unveiled their promotional video for all to see.
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Another round completed in the Australian Football League, with the footballers taking us on a wild rollercoaster ride.
When I was young, having witnessed Newcastle United’s second consecutive failure to win the FA Cup, my Geordie dad gave me some sound advice. “Get used to this,” he warned.
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