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Ryan O'Connell

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"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

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February 2011
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Do it, Des: Mbye to 9 and Frawley to 7

Do it, Des: Mbye to 9 and Frawley to 7

6 days ago

Just three weeks ago, Bulldogs coach Des Hasler was in the hot seat, battling for his future at Canterbury.

Revisiting my NBA overs/unders predictions

Revisiting my NBA overs/unders predictions

14 Apr 2017

Now that the 2016-17 NBA regular season is over, and we eagerly await the Playoffs, it’s time to revisit my predictions for each team’s individual record.

The most underrated superstar of all-time

The most underrated superstar of all-time

4 Apr 2017

There are a number of athletes whom – for a variety of reasons – ‘slip through the cracks’ when people are discussing the greatest of all-time.

Time to pull heads out of the sand and admit Australian rugby is dying

Time to pull heads out of the sand and admit Australian rugby is dying

21 Mar 2017

Early on in my time with The Roar, I was guilty of writing pieces that were ‘comment chasers’; pieces designed to do little else than generate debate.

In the interests of fairness, the NRL needs in-season player trades

In the interests of fairness, the NRL needs in-season player trades

15 Mar 2017

We are now just two rounds in to the 2017 NRL season, yet that has been more than enough time for a case to be made that player trades should become part of the landscape.

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

Five massive overreactions to Round 1 of the NRL

6 Mar 2017

There’s nothing better than taking a mere 80 minutes of football – or more, if the team in question went to golden point – and using it to judge how the rest of the NRL season will unfold.