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Ronan O'Connell

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Far too interested in AFL and cricket.

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April 2013
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Pakistan can beat Australia without Ajmal

Pakistan can beat Australia without Ajmal

3 days ago

No Test player is more irreplaceable to their side than Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal. But his ban for throwing last week does not guarantee Australia victory in the two-Test series against Pakistan next month. Only 18 months ago, Australia were flogged 4-0 in India, with their batsmen befuddled by a pair of average spinners in […]

Geelong facing swift finals exit

Geelong facing swift finals exit

5 days ago

Geelong is in serious danger of bowing out of the 2014 finals in straight sets tonight. The Cats have two major issues ahead of their knockout final against North Melbourne: their continued fadeouts and a ruck mismatch. The ruck has been a weakness for Geelong since the retirement of finals specialist Brad Ottens three years […]

That’s not a punch. That’s a (jumper) punch

That's not a punch. That's a (jumper) punch

10 Sep 2014

Tom Hawkins is very lucky, as are Geelong, whose flag hopes would have all but evaporated had their most important player been suspended for punching Hawthorn’s Ben Stratton on the weekend. In almost every news report of the incident, Hawkins’ act was termed as a “jumper punch”. Why is the word “jumper” necessary? Is a […]

Déjà vu all over again for the Fremantle Dockers

Déjà vu all over again for the Fremantle Dockers

7 Sep 2014

Fremantle could have won last year’s AFL premiership. They also could have beaten Sydney yesterday. But on both big occasions they beat themselves with basic skill errors. The Swans were there for the taking in the third quarter of yesterday’s first qualifying final at ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Fremantle trailed by just five points at […]

Could Shaun Tait be a World Cup wildcard?

Could Shaun Tait be a World Cup wildcard?

5 Sep 2014

Shaun Tait still is the world’s fastest bowler. Last summer he was clocked at a startling 157km/h in a Big Bash League match while playing for the Adelaide Strikers. Could Australia pull a surprise and pair 31-year-old Tait with the second quickest man in cricket, Mitchell Johnson, on hard home decks in next year’s ODI […]

All Australian squad announced: who was unlucky?

All Australian squad announced: who was unlucky?

3 Sep 2014

The introduction in 2007 of an initial 40-man All-Australian squad took a lot of heat off the selectors. Each season they had copped widespread flak for the dozen or more worthy players they overlooked for the 22-man side. Now you would think they could cast their net wide enough to include almost every player who […]

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