Ryan O'Connell Columnist

Ryan O'Connell

Roar Expert

  • 1,401,707 Article Reads
  • 387 Articles Written
  • 6,771 Comments Written

About

"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell

Member Since:
February 2011
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,
Google+:
Ryan O'Connell

Latest Articles

Showing articles 1 - 6 of 387 | More Articles >
Sorry, but winning and ‘ringz’ matter when judging greatness

Sorry, but winning and 'ringz' matter when judging greatness

3 days ago

Every now and then, sports fans get into heated debates over something that – in the grand scheme of things – is essentially pointless and probably even a little bit silly.

Question marks remain over Australia’s batting, and the analysis of it

Question marks remain over Australia's batting, and the analysis of it

1 Dec 2015

The historic day-night Test at Adelaide Oval was absolutely fantastic. Despite only lasting three days, the game generated plenty of excitement, discussion and drama.

Clarke’s retirement – and book – ends Australian cricket’s civil war

Clarke’s retirement – and book – ends Australian cricket’s civil war

24 Nov 2015

One would think this little period in between Tests of the Australia versus New Zealand series would be a quiet time, yet two headlines ensured the Australian cricket fraternity still had plenty to discuss.

Shaun Marsh is not the man to replace Khawaja

Shaun Marsh is not the man to replace Khawaja

17 Nov 2015

I have nothing against Shaun Marsh the person. I’ve never met him, and I’ve never even spoken to anyone that knows him intimately. From all reports he’s a nice guy, and he’s unquestionably a talented cricketer.

Should Kobe Bryant retire immediately?

Should Kobe Bryant retire immediately?

10 Nov 2015

You may be wondering why one of the worst teams in the NBA warrants two articles in two weeks. It’s a fair question, but it’s also an easy one to answer. Quite simply, even when the Los Angeles Lakers stink, they somehow remain a news story.

Lakers must fire Byron Scott now

Lakers must fire Byron Scott now

5 Nov 2015

I made a promise to myself that I would never do two things in my writing career: criticise referees, umpires or officials, or ever suggest that a coach be fired.

More Articles >