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Michael Cowley

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Hawks and Cats continue a modern-day AFL rivalry

Hawks and Cats continue a modern-day AFL rivalry

8 hours ago

Rivalries are what makes footy – any footy, any code, anywhere – so wonderfully good. It’s Queensland versus New South Wales in State of Origin, Carlton against Collingwood (no matter where they sit on the ladder), Manchesters City and United in the English Premier League, or Barcelona and Real Madrid in Spain. Legitimate, not manufactured […]

Macaffer reignites the tagging debate

Macaffer reignites the tagging debate

14 Apr 2014

The tactics of Collingwood’s Brent Macaffer on Richmond captain Trent Cotchin on Friday night reignited the debate about taggers in our game. This debate is nothing new. It happens every season when a very good player is totally shut down by a tagger. So often last season it was Fremantle’s Ryan Crowley, now it’s Macaffer […]

Season 2014 already dishing out plenty of lessons

Season 2014 already dishing out plenty of lessons

7 Apr 2014

We all knew the Swans couldn’t be as poor as they’ve looked with a new $10 million player, that the Giants are improved and that Melbourne in 2014 still harbour recent demons. But some of the things we learned this round are far more interesting. For the second week in succession, North won a game they could easily […]

Is Buddy really bringing down the Swans?

Is Buddy really bringing down the Swans?

1 Apr 2014

Never has one man, in such a short time, been so responsible for the demise of one club. That’s what we are led to believe if you listen to some of the disgruntled coat-tuggers on why the Sydney Swans have begun the season with a pair of disappointing losses. Single-handedly Lance Franklin has turned a […]

Why did swimming fall in the public eye?

Why did swimming fall in the public eye?

31 Mar 2014

I don’t think I’m showing my age too much, but surely you remember when swimming was Australia’s ‘it’ sport. I’m not just talking about our fascination every four years when the pool becomes our Olympic river of gold – or silver or bronze – but a time when everyone seemed to talk about speedos, splits […]

Let’s give the split round the boot

Let's give the split round the boot

24 Mar 2014

Deep breath… there, finally it’s done. It took some time, and seemed more drawn out than an episode of The Bold and the Beautiful, but eventually Round 1 is complete. After six long months of waiting, I’m so relieved the footy is back, but Round 1 left me feeling a bit flat. It has absolutely […]

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