Geoff Lemon is a writer, editor and broadcaster covering sport for The Roar and The Guardian, as well as writing on politics, literature and history for a range of outlets. He's a regular guest on ABC Radio and a video presenter for The Roar, including trips to the 2013 Ashes and 2011 Rugby World Cup. He runs the political satire website Heathen Scripture.
Geoff is also editor of Australian literary publisher Going Down Swinging. His own creative work includes the poetry collection Sunblind (2008), collaborative novel Willow Pattern (2012) and essay collection The Sturgeon General Recommends (2013).
- Member Since:
- June 2010
- Based In:
- Melbourne, Australia
- Favourite Sports:
- AFL, Cricket, Football, Rugby,
- Geoff Lemon
It was four days in the making, but in two fierce hours, Australia took back possession of Lord’s. England are once more owners in name only.
It’s fair to say that expectation can be a misleading accomplice. For months in the lead-up to the first Test of the 2015 Ashes, English pessimism accommodated Australian ebullience.
For an Australian following the Ashes tour in the UK, it’s hard not to feel a sense of shellshock. Or perhaps it’s more an identity crisis.
Before the game, you had the sense that New Zealand approached the World Cup final with destiny on their side.
For a man recently accustomed to dominating matches, Mitchell Johnson’s World Cup has cast him in a support role. He’s played without the aura that made him so feared.
What do you make of a good score after a dropped catch? All part of the game, or does the achievement bear an asterisk?