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The Four Nations is England’s to lose

The Four Nations is England’s to lose

2 days ago

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 […]

A sporting team by any other name doesn’t smell as sweet

A sporting team by any other name doesn't smell as sweet

14 Oct 2014

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 […]

Rabbitohs revival gives even rival fans hope

Rabbitohs revival gives even rival fans hope

8 Oct 2014

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 […]

Forget the bands, NRL grand final day needs a sprint

Forget the bands, NRL grand final day needs a sprint

1 Oct 2014

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, […]

The most influential player left in the finals is a prop

The most influential player left in the finals is a prop

24 Sep 2014

It’s hard to go past Johnathan Thurston and Sam Burgess as the finest brains and brawn respectively in the NRL this year, but neither player is the one other teams are trying to emulate. I headed along to the SFS last Friday night, despite (or perhaps because of) last week’s piece that had me misconstrued […]

I am what’s wrong with NRL crowds

I am what’s wrong with NRL crowds

17 Sep 2014

Forgive me footy fans, for I have sinned. I only attended two NRL games this year, and I didn’t enjoy either of them. I have a valid excuse, though. Being a Canberra Raiders fan absolutely blows at the moment. Particularly when you’re watching your team wave Manly past like they’re directing traffic at a rain-sodden […]

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