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Dane Eldridge

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About

Dane was named best and fairest in the 2004 Bathurst mixed indoor cricket competition. With nothing in the game left to achieve, he immediately retired at his peak to a reclusive life ensconced in the velvet of organised contests. Catch the man here: @eld2_0

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March 2012
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It’s time to start expecting less from rugby league

It's time to start expecting less from rugby league

6 days ago

It’s been a polarising week of prominent dudes done wrong. A hairy and half-naked Merv Hughes offended campers in the African jungle, John Travolta creeped out Hollywood with his slinky hands and weird uncle kisses, and Glenn McGrath’s gun love was embarrassingly laid bare. Their conduct sparked varying degrees of debate. Where does their behaviour […]

The Wikipedia page for rugby league’s Average Joe

The Wikipedia page for rugby league's Average Joe

21 Feb 2015

Don’t believe the views of those fruitcake ‘rationalists'; modern rugby league professionals are not normal people like you and me. Unlike the quiet lives of us laymen who endure an endless struggle for survival on the hamster wheel, today’s footballer is blessed with a lifestyle equal to an exotic cologne advert played out inside a […]

The Roar’s drama, debacle forecast for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

The Roar's drama, debacle forecast for the 2015 Cricket World Cup

14 Feb 2015

Dazzling colour! Exhilarating flair! Stifling pressure! Just like your drawer of flamboyant undergarments that you only wear on special quadrennial occasions, this is the ICC-sanctioned and IPL-friendly World Cup! The ODI world championships are the game’s showpiece event outside of the BCCI presidential elections, and this version will be held in the cricket-craving climes of […]

Modern innovations give wake-up call to disgruntled 1980s bowler

Modern innovations give wake-up call to disgruntled 1980s bowler

8 Feb 2015

Imagine this. Limited overs cricket circa 1980, post-match in the sheds. An old school six-cans-and-two-packs-a-day fast bowler is soothing his aching chassis in an ice bath after another innings of being treated like a piƱata. He’s perspiring and pissed off after labouring like the clappers under an angry sun for stuff-all. He’s been pumped for […]

Sliding Doors: What if James Hopes was Shane Watson?

Sliding Doors: What if James Hopes was Shane Watson?

1 Feb 2015

While amid a block of pyjama cricket and with no Tests in sight, the nationwide seminar on Shane Watson will pause for a well earned sandwich break. Unless his red-ball frustrations cross-pollinate with his stronger suit of the game, discussion won’t fully recommence until his first skittish moment in the West Indies – and frankly, […]

An NRL team in England: So crazy it just might work

An NRL team in England: So crazy it just might work

30 Jan 2015

I like the cut of Marwan Koukash’s jib. He’s a dangerous thinker with a cowboy approach to business, plus he’s got so much money that he doesn’t have to think about money. His rich, reckless fruitiness is perfect for the volatility of rugby league in Australia. If history has taught us anything, it’s that magnates […]

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