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Matt Cleary

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Member Since:
 
April 2016
Based In:
 
Allambie Heights
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AFL, Cricket, Football, League, Racing, Rugby,

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Seven things you won’t hear at the footy – and five things you will

Seven things you won’t hear at the footy – and five things you will

10 hours ago

1. “Second row!” Once upon a time, children, scrums were ‘contested’ by two sets of six forwards, who would bind together, lock horns and push.

Cameron Smith: Rugby league genius, top bloke

Cameron Smith: Rugby league genius, top bloke

21 Apr 2017

Even haters don’t hate Cameron Smith. All those keyboard kooks in Twitter Land who get a horn from hating something, anything, and throwing their self-loathing gibber around the e-waves, even those clowns don’t hate Cameron Smith.

Don’t stuff about Laurie, this is your Origin XVII

Don't stuff about Laurie, this is your Origin XVII

14 Apr 2017

Laurie? Thanks for coming in. Wanted a word.

Johnathan Thurston: A tribute to a true champion

Johnathan Thurston: A tribute to a true champion

7 Apr 2017

So I wrote this series of yarns, see, about the top one hundred rugby league players since 1980, a year which marked the end of the Bobby Fulton Era, the beginning of State of Origin, and effectively when I can remember watching footy.

The truth hurts, that’s why we can’t handle it

The truth hurts, that's why we can't handle it

31 Mar 2017

Now and again I have a beer with a current NRL player who tells me stuff that, were it to appear publicly with his name attached, would cause the man all manner of angst.

The 100 best players in NRL history: 10-1

The 100 best players in NRL history: 10-1

29 Mar 2017

Finally, after dozens of less good (but still pretty damn good) players, here we have the greatest rugby league champions of modern times.