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Ronan O'Connell

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I have been a professional journalist for more than a decade, including 9 years working for daily newspapers in WA, with 7 of those at The West Australian.

I am currently travelling the world and obsessing about AFL and cricket. Follow me on twitter @ronanoco

Member Since:
April 2013
Favourite Sports:
AFL, Cricket,

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Why do we hate Collingwood?

Why do we hate Collingwood?

1 day ago

I have no love for Collingwood. I grimace when I hear their club song, I cringe when I see Eddie McGuire cheering them on and I grin broadly upon learning of their defeats. Why? It makes no sense. I respect their success as a club, both on and off the field. None of their players […]

My Aussie Test squad for Pakistan tour

My Aussie Test squad for Pakistan tour

4 days ago

Glenn Maxwell, Stephen O’Keefe, Sam Whiteman and Chris Lynn should be included in Australia’s Test squad for the away series against Pakistan in October. The two-Test battle against the unpredictable Pakistanis is a major stepping stone – or roadblock, depending on your point of view – in Australia’s quest to regain the No. 1 Test […]

Steve Smith can become a potent Test spinner

Steve Smith can become a potent Test spinner

5 days ago

Now that Steve Smith has graduated into a consistent Test batsman, he has the opportunity to develop his dangerous leg breaks. The New South Welshmen made the right choice several years ago by making his bowling a distant second priority in order to exploit his generous talent with the blade. The Australian selectors had mistakenly […]

Henriques can leapfrog Faulkner, Maxwell into Test side

Henriques can leapfrog Faulkner, Maxwell into Test side

9 Apr 2014

Moises Henriques’ brilliant century in the Sheffield Shield final should have vaulted him back into contention for the Test side. Australia clearly place a high value on having an all-rounder in the Test side and, with Shane Watson soon to turn 33 and plagued by injuries, a position could open up in the middle order […]

Should Matthew Wade quit ‘keeping?

Should Matthew Wade quit 'keeping?

7 Apr 2014

Could prolific NSW opener Ryan Carters have set an example to be followed by his former Victorian teammate Matthew Wade? Carters moved to NSW in the last off-season in an effort to get greater opportunities. The young wicketkeeper had spent several seasons on the fringe of the Victorian Shield side, making occasional appearances, averaging mid-20s […]

Stop crying about Aussie ‘sledging’

Stop crying about Aussie 'sledging'

4 Apr 2014

“I don’t particularly like them.” That was it. That was the extent of James Faulkner’s supposedly outrageous and disrespectful ‘sledging’ of the West Indies last week. It was hardly a harsh or crude comment yet it has been re-imagined as a vitriolic attack on the West Indian side by the Aussie all-rounder. Many players have […]

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