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You know a sport’s grip on the nation’s collective consciousness is tenuous when it only makes the headlines off the back of bad news. This is where Australian basketball and the NBL currently finds itself; on the periphery, trying desperately to claw some summertime attention away from those current media darlings in the A-League, and […]
International rugby league. The most divisive three-word phrase in the greatest game of all this side of ‘Phil Gould monologue'; a concept that inevitably stirs internet trolls out of their winter slumber. It also appears pivotal to rugby league’s evolution and survival. So why do so many people in positions of influence skewer it? Speaking […]
My first memory of an English footballer is David Hobbs’ elbow setting Greg Conescu’s tooth free from its gum at the SCG in 1984. In Great Britain garb or otherwise, the Poms have rarely looked as threatening since. Remember how in stages of Queensland’s State of Origin winning streak New South Wales did everything but […]
In case you missed it, the XXXX Queensland Bulls are now the my FootDr Queensland Bulls. Because the boys presumably spent so much of last season drunkenly tripping over that they now need a podiatrist. I love the Queensland Bulls as much as anyone who grew up before the 1994-95 Summer of Martin Love. I […]
On Saturday night, black wrap still covered the fence surrounding Redfern Oval as a reminder of Michael Maguire’s intense grand final preparation. By Monday lunchtime, the gates are thrown open and we’re all invited to join South Sydney’s party. As a Redfern resident of four years, I hoped I’d be there on the night the […]
When it comes to grand final day entertainment, both the NRL and the AFL either get it very wrong or very right. Sadly, the NRL more often than not opts for the former. While last year’s meeting of the minds between ‘our’ Jessica Mauboy and the Nine Network’s Ricky Martin was suitably bright and bubbly, […]