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I switched on last Thursday night’s NRL contest between the Bulldogs and the Tigers almost as an afterthought. The swathes of vacant sky-blue seating at the Olympic Stadium confirmed I wasn’t alone in my ambivalence. When the Nine Network brains trust booked this kinda-sorta western Sydney derby into the Round 24 Thursday night slot a […]
Being the optimistic, understanding type, I’ve been willing to give Ricky Stuart until mid-2015 to reverse the fortunes of the Canberra Raiders. After witnessing last weekend’s post-match presser, I’m no longer certain he’ll make it that far. As an amateur workplace psychologist, I’ve witnessed several senior colleagues slowly crumble under the weight of relentless pressure […]
There’s no surer sign that a hard-nosed reporter is buckling under the grind of a long NRL season than writing a listicle – and this isn’t the first time I’ve buckled. But rugby league reporters are fans as well – most of us, anyway – and every year we’re confronted with the same relentless barrage […]
The public bar door of The Henson swings open at 2:20pm Saturday to an impressive sight – men and women from across the generations, decked out in varying degrees of royal blue, warming up for the Newtown Jets’ last home game of 2014. It’s a raucous atmosphere inside the refitted Marrickville institution. People stand three-deep […]
It’s a cliché that flows liberally from the lips and typewriters of sporting pundits – “Better to retire a year too early than a year too late.” It’s also a theory that’s much easier to espouse than to action. I had my own penny-drop moment over the weekend, on a festival field as opposed to […]
Of all the ritual humiliations I’ve suffered as a Canberra Raiders fan in recent years, none are seared so deep into my retinas as the events that transpired at Brookvale Oval in Round 8, 2014. Considering I flew across the Tasman to watch Shaun Johnson and Manu Vatuvei rack up hat tricks in the Warriors’ […]