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Ronan O'Connell

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Far too interested in AFL and cricket.

Member Since:
April 2013
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AFL, Cricket,

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Robbie Gray is the AFL’s most improved player

Robbie Gray is the AFL's most improved player

18 hours ago

Robbie Gray is a lock for the All-Australian side, one of the favourites for Port Adelaide’s best and fairest award and is a decent chance of winning the Brownlow medal. Oh, and he just claimed the ultra-prestigious AFL Coaches Association award as the best player of the 2014 season. With 102 votes he is seven […]

Don’t pick Hughes in Tests – not yet

Don't pick Hughes in Tests - not yet

5 days ago

Phil Hughes should be overlooked for Australia’s Test tour against Pakistan in October – for his own good. There was widespread dismay among Australian cricket followers when the New South Wales prodigy was overlooked for the ODI squad to go to Zimbabwe later this month. The outrage was justified – Hughes owns a phenomenal domestic […]

Priddis must finally be made All-Australian

Priddis must finally be made All-Australian

22 Aug 2014

West Coast Eagles workhorse Matt Priddis cannot possibly be overlooked again for All-Australian selection this season. The 29-year-old midfielder has been one of the most effective and hardest working on-ballers in the competition for many years now. Yet he has never been rewarded with an All-Australian guernsey. What is truly remarkable is that he has […]

Sanderson’s weather whinge led to Richmond loss

Sanderson's weather whinge led to Richmond loss

20 Aug 2014

It was perhaps the most bizarre whinge by an AFL coach this season. Despite his side flogging Brisbane at the ‘Gabba in Round 20, Adelaide coach Brenton Sanderson claimed the welfare of his players had been put at risk by playing in 24C weather. Instead of lauding his charges for their 105-point win over Brisbane […]

O’Keefe and Sayers push Test cases for Australia A

O'Keefe and Sayers push Test cases for Australia A

17 Aug 2014

Injuries to frontline quicks Ryan Harris, James Pattinson and Jackson Bird mean Australia may blood a rookie paceman on the Test tour against Pakistan in October. In an expected 15-man squad for that tour, Australia will likely select four fast bowlers in addition to two specialist spinners. Injury forced NSW spinner Steve O’Keefe to wait […]

Pavlich must fire or Fremantle are finished

Pavlich must fire or Fremantle are finished

15 Aug 2014

Many premiership sides are built around a dominant key forward or two. In finals football, heightened intensity from both teams typically causes not just greater congestion but also more intense pressure on the ball carrier. Offensive tactics which were consistently successful in the softer environment of the regular season may no longer work. Spotting up […]

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