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Paul Nicholls

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Sydney based writer with a particular interest in the history and culture of sport. Likes Sydney FC in the A-League and Cronulla Sharks in the NRL. Follow me on Twitter @70s_mo

Member Since:
 
April 2014
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Sydney
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Cricket, Football, League, Rugby,

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The day an errant kick nearly brought World War I to Sydney

The day an errant kick nearly brought World War I to Sydney

2 days ago

One Saturday afternoon in 1917, as an American mail ship steamed in through Sydney Heads, it took evasive action to avoid hitting a floating mine.

Football’s all-time bad-arse XI

Football's all-time bad-arse XI

21 Dec 2017

Don’t you love it when Matt Simon comes on in the final minutes of a game? What a joy to see him darting about like a psychotic blond piranha.

Sorry, Mr FitzSimons, I’m not signing your petition

Sorry, Mr FitzSimons, I'm not signing your petition

7 Dec 2017

‘We, the undersigned residents from the more affluent areas of Sydney, protest the government spending money on the riffraff who follow the rectangular footy codes.’

The very first Test match revisited: Australia vs England ‘live’ blog, Day 4, March 19, 1877

The very first Test match revisited: Australia vs England 'live' blog, Day 4, March 19, 1877

22 Nov 2017

The match hangs in the balance at the start of the fourth and final day. Australia have a second innings lead of 132 with just one wicket remaining.

The very first Test match revisited: Australia vs England ‘live’ blog, Day 3, March 17, 1877

The very first Test match revisited: Australia vs England 'live' blog, Day 3, March 17, 1877

21 Nov 2017

England start day three at 4/109, after Australia had made 245 in the first innings. Being a Saturday, a healthy crowd has turned up. England opener Harry Jupp is 54 not out and looking dangerous.

The very first Test match revisited: Australia vs England ‘live’ blog, Day 2, March 16, 1877

The very first Test match revisited: Australia vs England 'live' blog, Day 2, March 16, 1877

20 Nov 2017

Australia start day two of the first Test in Melbourne in a reasonable position at 6/166. Charlie Bannerman has got 126 of those runs and will be looking to add to England’s woes.