Viva España – the death of Spanish football?

Judging by the fact that Spain is going poorly, so far, at the World Cup this has to be one of the most perceptive articles written about football or any other sport that has appeared in The Roar. Congratulations to the writer. To be so accurate with a prediction and so precise on the basis of the prediction is a thing of wonder.

19 Jun 2014
3D Rugby analysis – a new way to look at the game

Congratulations Scott on this master class in 3D. This gives all of us who read and write for The Roar a terrific insight into the complexities and simplicities of modern rugby. You get a better appreciation of the skills and the composure of players in pulling off these moves in the heat of the play. I liked your point, too, about watching from behind to see how the alignments are and how plays unfold. Earle Kirton, a great All Blacks number 10 and later a successful selector always stood near the goal posts in trial matches to assess what was happening. Fred Allen did the same. And I think Bob Dwyer used the method from time to time.

11 Jun 2014
SPIRO: The front five for the week

Of course, Ewen McKenzie was a prop, part of the best front row unit the Wallabies have fielded: Tony Daley, Phil Kearns and Ewen McKenzie. I apologise to The Roar readers for the mistake. I was so keen to get the 'orchestra stalls' phrase in that I forget to link up the part of McKenzie with him being a prop.

4 Jun 2014
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