Paul Nicholls Roar Guru

Paul Nicholls

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About

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

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April 2014
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Sydney
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The ramble: Boxing, and why hasn’t the A-League started yet?

The ramble: Boxing, and why hasn’t the A-League started yet?

25 minutes ago

One of the joys of walking around central Sydney at the moment are the posters displaying artworks from the 2017 Archibald Prize. Near Martin Place a poster shows a slender young woman with tattoos on her arm. I recognised the face but couldn’t quite place the name.

The Ramble: We’ve come a long way since Bend it Like Beckham

The Ramble: We've come a long way since Bend it Like Beckham

19 Sep 2017

I didn’t think I would ever say this, but Penrith was the centre of my footballing universe this week.

The Ramble: Frustrated Aussies, classy Germans and Brisbane imports

The Ramble: Frustrated Aussies, classy Germans and Brisbane imports

13 Sep 2017

Thank goodness for the IQ. As expected, I missed the start of the Australia versus Thailand game but was able to catch it on delay. I had to avoid spoilers so unfortunately missed The Roar’s always enjoyable blog.

The Ramble: Blacktown, D-day and why Australia must stick to a back three

The Ramble: Blacktown, D-day and why Australia must stick to a back three

5 Sep 2017

For the first time since Kevin Keegan drew 17,000 fans to the Gabbie Stadium some 30 odd years ago, football folk in Blacktown have a reason to be excited.

The Ramble: The Mooy boy and shirtless Russians

The Ramble: The Mooy boy and shirtless Russians

29 Aug 2017

I thought I’d have a crack at a regular column. The football world moves like an express train so every now and then it’s worth getting off at a station and taking a moment to reflect.

The murky origins of Australia’s football codes

The murky origins of Australia’s football codes

10 Aug 2017

I’m heading south on a date with sports history.