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Ken Sakata

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About

Sportswriter based in Melbourne. Covering where AFL and pop-culture collide. Twitter + Instagram: @sakatarama

Member Since:
 
October 2016
Based In:
 
Melbourne
Favourite Sports:
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Eulogising the Daisy Thomas deal (RIP 2013-2017)

Eulogising the Daisy Thomas deal (RIP 2013-2017)

11 May 2017

On Tuesday, it was revealed that Dale Thomas and his management agreed to remove the trigger clause in his contract. The disintegration of the contract is a win-win-win.

Toby Greene is our new AFL villain and all is well for now

Toby Greene is our new AFL villain and all is well for now

2 May 2017

Turns out Toby Greene is evil. I’m pretty sure about that.

The arguments for and against Jack Watts

The arguments for and against Jack Watts

25 Apr 2017

Jack Watts is handsome, 6’5″ and aggressively white. By conservative estimates, Watts earns probably four times what I do, despite the fact we’re both fairly average at our jobs.

Football as modern art: Interviewing the ump who got destroyed by Liam Picken

Football as modern art: Interviewing the ump who got destroyed by Liam Picken

20 Apr 2017

It was Round 2, 2013, Western Bulldogs versus Fremantle. Bulldogs player Liam Picken slid into goal umpire Courtney Lai early in the third quarter, rupturing the posterior cruciate and medial ligaments in Lai’s knee.

Football as modern art (feat. Eddie Betts)

Football as modern art (feat. Eddie Betts)

11 Apr 2017

Samo Petrevski-Seton could have handballed with his left. I know this because I’ve seen the replay two dozen times.

Football as modern art, featuring Sam Powell-Pepper and Rory Sloane

Football as modern art, featuring Sam Powell-Pepper and Rory Sloane

4 Apr 2017

Whole rounds of football are great. Individual games of football, exciting, sure. But art, true art, is found in the moments of football. Read on.