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Andrew Sutherland

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Andrew Sutherland has previously been employed as a secondary school teacher, a public servant, an insurance consultant, a Telstra employee, a toga-wearing barman in a theatre restaurant, and an Australian Rules footballer with Collingwood and Oakleigh. After being told by his Telstra boss: “Sutherland, you’re fired… and promise me you won’t get another office job, I’m afraid you’re not suited”, he became a full-time father.

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Christo, are you sure good leadership and being liked have nothing to do with good coaching?

I also said he was a conciliator and had a good analytical mind which definitely are important.

Time for 'Tubs' to take over Australian Cricket

I didn’t say he was just a great player Christo.

Time for 'Tubs' to take over Australian Cricket

Due to Taylor’s ads Seano!

Time for 'Tubs' to take over Australian Cricket

Reccymech and Andy Roo,

I agree that being liked is not enough but Taylor’s record as player and captain has earned him respect. I think a coach who is respected and liked would get more out of his players than one who is respected and feared/hated.

Time for 'Tubs' to take over Australian Cricket

Sheek,

Yes, his promotions haven’t gone well. He’s currently the face of an investment broker that is under investigation in the US.

Although he did pronounce Fujitsu correctly!

Time for 'Tubs' to take over Australian Cricket

Shree,

They could do with my outswingers. 🙂

Who cares about India?

ICF,

Actually if you read the article properly you’ll realise I have made up my mind: Indian pitches and conditions and Australian inexperience and lack of ability. I am one of the few who believe the Australians are not “pussies” as you put it. Australia got thrashed in the first match and the selectors made changes and they got thrashed again. What did the selectors do wrong?

You mention: “the Indians don’t whine about the grassy bouncy strips – they look at their shortcomings and how to overcome them”. I’m sorry but I heard plenty of whining from my end during the 2011/12 series and i’m interested to know when they overcame their shorcomings after losing the First Test. Was it during the Second Test when they lost by an innings an 68 runs, or the Third (an innings and 37) or the Fourth (298 runs)?

I agree Pujara has done very well as a rookie and may become a true champion but unlike Henriques had home crowds and conditions ‘holding his hand’ on debut. His four centuries have all been scored in India.

If he had debuted at the WACA against Pattinson, Cummings, Starc, Johnson, Harris et al and failed would you have labelled him a ‘pussy’ ?

Who cares about India?

I just think the unadulterated criticism of the players is unwarranted. Yes, there were undisciplined, inappropriate and poorly executed shots but most of that was a result of frustration, inexperience and sheer lack of ability. In the past you had to be a great side with experience of the conditions to triumph. With the Indian side in transition it’s possible an excellent team with strong batting and a very good spinner can win.

Australia at present is not that team.

However, I do enjoy watching matches in India. Seeing poor Clarke trying to save his team early on the first day in Hyderabad by batting away grubbers was compelling stuff.

Who cares about India?

Yes, Redb, I agree that is the most dramatic event of all. I just hope the Commission doesn’t dilute it by having the umpire fling it in the air.

Why AFL needs dramatic pauses

Australian Rules and Jay,

Stop making sense.

Why AFL needs dramatic pauses

Thank you Tom

Why AFL needs dramatic pauses

Time off for a set shot at goal. An excellent idea fatboi.

Why AFL needs dramatic pauses

oikee,

Did you damage your finger playing or typing? 🙂

Glenn Stewart has prosthetic finger joint

The political commissar is a great analogy Sheek.

Integrity unit could lose its integrity

Cheers Jeff,

You chaps deserve a good draw considering you missed out on Bellamy but could you please lose in Round One against the Storm.

The NRL computer says "NO"

Kellett, perhaps this will help:-

The NRL computer says "NO"

Good point Pogo. Also there’s no question that collisions not directly involving the head can impact on the brain. From personal experience, just tackling or being tackled at speed can cause some wooziness and a mild but lingering headache.

Greg Williams a sad example of the price of playing footy

Thanks Ian and Basil for those links:

Interesting to read: “A reduced neuropsychological performance was found after minor head impacts in soccer, even in allegedly asymptomatic players.”

And: “Astle’s was not the first case of a footballer’s illness or death (particularly in the form of Alzheimer’s or dementia type symptoms) being connected to heading old fashioned footballs, a notable example being the former Tottenham Hotspur captain Danny Blanchflower who died of Alzheimer’s disease in December 1993.”

A verdict of death by industrial injury was recorded.

Greg Williams a sad example of the price of playing footy

TC, yes they have a campus in Burwood which is where Alan Pearce is based and presumably where the testing is taking place.

Greg Williams a sad example of the price of playing footy

Good point Redb about FitzSimons as there was footage of him being blindsided by a French player. He actually told Williams he wouldn’t get tested for possible CTE b/c he didn’t want to know.

Greg Williams a sad example of the price of playing footy

Good to hear from a Leeds supporter, @joycinho. Yes Melbourne will definitely want to win as Bellamy loathes losing.
Be a good sport and give the Storm at least one cheer during the game!

Why I love the World Club Challenge

planko, I think the rest of the comp would want the Storm to beat Leeds first and then for Smith, Slater and Cronk to injure themselves badly in the warm down perhaps.

Why I love the World Club Challenge

Renegade, any competition that makes a Storm supporter cheer on Steve Matai and Anthony Watmough (as I was in 2009) must have something going for it

Why I love the World Club Challenge

But did Harold Bishop support them too Steve? 🙂

Is Essendon. Is Good.

Thanks for pointing that out Rabbitz, and yes Pope, Lynch did avoid suspension for a positive test b/c it was due to his Chronic Fatigue Syndrome medication.

Those exemptions however are for necessary treatments for disease and existing medical conditions, not injuries.

If a drug heals, can we say it's good?