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All these articles about the booing by the two faced Australian media are a joke.
The amount of character assasination they did on Kohli was a disgrace.
Then they went after Rabada big time.
Smith and Warner at least their is a reason to be booed, they did some cheating.

Eoin Morgan says he won't stop England fans booing Smith and Warner

The worst signing is Durante, Durante is 37 its not like he is playing a division down on his original level. Durante has shown some longetivity but this is going way too far. Signing Calvert was a genius stroke though , because he is used to playing with Wilkinson who is even more slower and useless these days. Recycling players is actually a good idea up to a certain age, a player can dramtically improve their game up until about 25-26. Calver was poor right up until the last part of the season, he is 23 so he came make those dramatic improvements. Too many players are being discarded before the age of 25-26.

The A-League merry-go-round is in full swing

The lack of a big South African supporter base is the problem along with the Kolpak ruling for county cricket . They cant even get a decent T20 league , needing Indian Tv money in order for it to go ahead.
The only thing saving South African national team cricket is actually the IPL, otherwise all their cricketers would be off to county cricket. De Villiers is not a Gayle or Shane Watson, mercenaries who will play all year and anywhere for an extra dollar, or he would be playing for a bit of cash like Gayle does for the Windies. The only reason Shane Watson is not trying to play for Australia is that while the pay massive if your on the central contracts and commited full time, otherwise its a few peanuts.

Groundhog Day all over again for the Proteas

Cross came off the upper arm, would have deflected in a different direction if it was the shoulder.
The question is what is going with the SBS commentary team and Mr Virtual Reality here.

Matildas World Cup campaign leaves us wondering 'what if?'

Thailand are almost the same squad.
How did you come to the above conclusion?

Matildas World Cup campaign leaves us wondering 'what if?'

Australia were outplayed by Jamaica that doesn’t mean you award them a win despite the 4-1 score.
Jamaica received no help from the ref. Norway on the other hand clearly they would have lost if the correct decisions were made. the main question is why this enourmous bias in favour of European teams. England and Cameroon clear wrong decision to award England an indirect free kick in the area , its not considered a back pass when the ball comes off a cross ever before. Why now. Even the offside it was line ball, and you have the issue of whether they show the frame before it was hit or after it was hit. Then the Euro media bag the Cameroon team for complaining.
The Matildas luck would have run out against a better team, they were playing poorly and would have got done but thats not the issue.

Matildas World Cup campaign leaves us wondering 'what if?'

They did do exaclty that twice a few minutes later, no red card just a yellow and it was a better goal scoring chance than the goal keeper taking the ball in the other instance.
Then even the second deliberate foul they let them off a yellow even, and the referee tried to hide it all by giving they player a long talking to. Clearly rigged.

Did the refs rob the Matildas against Norway?

Were the SBS commentators affected by a desire for the Matildas to be eliminated as early as possible in order for their pro stanjic anti FFA agenda to be vindicated. They couldnt accept that the VAR made the correct decision on the Sam Kerr offside and then they joined the referee in agreeing that an obvious handball did not happen despite the video evidence.
Every problem the MAtildas had was on display under the Stanjic coached team in the 2-2 draw with Thailand who pummeled by everyone at this world cup. Including the bad penalty taking they missed two penalties against Thailand , but Thailand missed three. I knew they were gone as soon as the dodgy send off happened given their bad penalty taking,

Matildas exit reignites toxic coach debate

I think Fittler got rid of the right players, if you dont put in the effort then it should be see you later. Effort over quality any day of the week in Origin.
Playing it in Perth was a new factor, Queensland looked the ones who were affected , sluggish and they got steamrolled. NSW looked like they never left their hotel room and were focused for once.

Nice work Freddy, now bring on Game 3

You got to be kidding, a player runs full speed into the goal keeper as they are touching the ball. Clear non goal decision and yet another pro Euro cheat on this website. The decision to have an offside flag for the first brazilian goal now that was ridiculous player 10 meters to the side of goal, correctly overturned.

Did the refs rob the Matildas against Norway?

I remember when Boogard hacked down Brosque clear on goal and he didn’t get a red card but a yellow because the other central defender who was ten meters across field and level and no chance of cutting him off before a shot . Why is it your incredibly biased in favour of Newcastle and against Sydney in the A-league. Yet on the national team level your such an Uncle Tom, that applies double to the other big whiners against Sydney Fc in all A-league threads.

Matildas knocked out by Norway in penalty shoot-out

Its obvious now Folau has been planning this when he was presented with the contract.
So its as much about this opening the doors for a religious career as much as taking the money.
Religion is one of the best earners for con men in this world and provides money in the long term.
For a player as lazy as Folau a religious career makes enormous sense and he has an empty niche in the market here , whereas US has plenty of them. Benny Hinn I watched a fair bit of him , its funny not the most, what Folau needs now is fall guys for his events, the only reason I watched was to see everyone go down.

Folau thanks crowd-funders after raising more than half a million for legal case

Its not a mute point if the goal keeper can clearly get to the ball first, where did you come up with this idea, its a complete denial of reality. If the goal keeper can clearly get to the ball first then its no longer anything but a hope for a freak mistake goal scoring opportunity,let alone an obvious goal scoring opportunity, and certainly much less of a goal scoring opportunity than having another defender there. That means it would have been a yellow card simple as that.

Matildas knocked out by Norway in penalty shoot-out

The high line that gifted Thailand four or five one on ones under Stanjic in the Asia cup, and who is actually coaching the team. They went from the frying pan to the fire with Stanjic replaced by Milicic, there seems to some weird young guy doing all the talking while Milicic and Van Egmond nod their heads.

Matildas knocked out by Norway in penalty shoot-out

The best play of the match was the back heel to set up Logarzo nothing Graham did was remotely close to that.

Matildas knocked out by Norway in penalty shoot-out

It was the VAR 100% that cost the Matildas.
It was clear 100% penalty, not remotely debatable.
It was clear 100% not a goal scoring chance. The ball was going to the goal keeper.
So the Matildas would have won had it not been for the VAR team.
The VAR team already have made amazing decisions in favour of France another European team.
Its clear yet another fixed world cup in favour of Europe which is usually the case.
Did the Matildas play that well no, but they did have the best chance from about five meters out, the whole goal to aim at and the goal keeper on the line, and its hit straight to the goal keeper by Logarzo.
Again the joke of a high line cost them a goal and Milicic showed very poor coaching.
We saw Van Egmond being consulted by Milicic, he is clueless and consults the father of his worst player.

Matildas knocked out by Norway in penalty shoot-out

Well the suprising thing is Watson was MVP in PSL 2019 and on the highlights for one of the finals matches he took a wicket. Also one of the few foreigners prepared to play in Pakistan where the end of the series was played. Dont know how anything else about his bowling in the PSL but his batting was sensational.
The issue with Cricket Australia is this contract system, if they gave Kyrgios or Tomic a 2 million dollar a year contract they would be bed bound for the whole contract. Watson I think this is his first time not bowling in the IPL. whereas the last part of his career internationally he frequently missed out on bowling. If you payed cricketers by how many overs they bowled it would be a different story.

Mitch Marsh must replace Marcus Stoinis

England are a gang of flat wicket sloggers plus Joe Root and it showed ,
this was a grind and work the ball wicket and they aren’t used to doing that anymore,
they have opened the door to not making the semi finals.
How tempting is it going to be for India if the last match with Sri Lanka knocks them out.

Sri Lanka stun England in World Cup boilover

What publicity are they trying to attract, that they are fools easily parted from their money.

Talk of a million too much for Tupou

This tells me Israel Folau lawyer mate has been using him and now Folau is up the creek.
Folau is utterly shameless and this proves it beyond doubt, crowd found him for him gamble to make 10 million when he could have taken a million pay out. His legal fees are astronomical, so make this lawyer guy rich first and then Folau if they win the case.

Folau hoping to crowd-fund legal case against Rugby Australia

That shows you why you shouldn;t pay attention to these awards.
Only Krishna would make the top five in my book, and Davidson would be one of them as well. Goodwin I would put in the top 10, though he has a tendency to slack off, and he mainly started and ended the season well, without Kurz I feel he will go back to his old ways like he did against the Socceroos.

Why Perth Glory was right to sell Jason Davidson

Isiais for a million at his age thats an ubelievably good deal for Adelaide. You think Isiais is irreplaceable, dont know what your on, Isiais is now over the hill and in decline, while he would still would be okay as player ,instead of declining fast like a Berisha, he is not going to be half as good the next season as he was two seasons ago.

Why Perth Glory was right to sell Jason Davidson

Dumbest move, since Newcastle gave away a championship on a silver platter selling Nabbout.
They will also get slaughtered in the ACL without him.
Selling Berisha who was going downhill faster than an Olympic skier was what A-league teams should be looking at doing. Brilliante would have also been an incredible deal to make for Sydney.

Why Perth Glory was right to sell Jason Davidson

The wicket to me looked like a 350 wicket with the short boundaries, was a little two paced and the number of full tosses Bangladesh bowled was so high . Australia would have struggled to reach that if Bangladesh had kept bowling normally. They bowled about 50 attempted yorkers and got about two in the slot. Warner he did finally start to hit them well at the end . Khawaja that innings was not as convincing, got more bad balls than everyone else. Maxwell looked amazing he even played one of the rare yorkers well . Smith how he gets out to a straight full toss is baffling. Carey should be coming in earlier than Stoinis.
DIdnt watch the whole second innings, it looked like offering nothing for the spinners and with those short boundaries the spinners are vulnerable, and not much more for the fast bowlers. Bangladesh got 330, that could have easily been the score if Bangladesh had bowled tighter at the end.

Enormous batting effort blasts Australia past Bangladesh

The best header of the ball was Maradona of course he is only really 5 foot 4 and lies about his height, so he didn’t get to reach that many, but one particular header is better than any others. It was a diving header from the side hit in like a corner. Cant find that video though.
This other one might not seem that difficult to the posterboy or the serially deluded, but it is incredibly difficult .

Why is Austrlian football obsessed with heading?