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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
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Melbourne
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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

4 days ago

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.

AFL winners and losers: Round 1

AFL winners and losers: Round 1

29 Mar 2017

Brendon Bolton had a problem. Carlton’s young list was still a cryptic blend of elite talent and the Thursday roster at Coles. No one knew who belonged where.

Discussing the slam of the summer: The Sam Powell-Pepper FAQ

Discussing the slam of the summer: The Sam Powell-Pepper FAQ

21 Mar 2017

Sam Powell-Pepper is 19 years old. He is 187cm and 97kg.

The Roar’s 2017 AFL top 50 players: 20-11

The Roar’s 2017 AFL top 50 players: 20-11

16 Mar 2017

Football can be about win/loss. It can be about ‘goals’ or ‘points’ or ‘winning’.