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Absolutely disgraceful, unfair decision. Wimbledon is not like Davis Cup, the players are not there to represent their country, they are there as professional players only representing their own personal interests. Both the APT and the WTA should boycott Wimbledon.

‘Discrimination based on nationality’: Wimbledon’s Russia ban sparks backlash

Agree 100% Marty, especially the precious and self important, shouty Lyon. I noticed that Jonathan Brown distanced himself from Lyon’s rant “On the Couch”. Of the three ex-footballers on that show, Brown seems to be the most moderate and more considered.

AFL NEWS: Pendlebury slammed over 'nonsensical' media claim, Eddie's bold plan to save umpires

Has this got anything to do with influential business men pushing once again for club privatisation? I’ll bet that privatisation is back on the table before the year is out.

AFL NEWS: Emotional Gil reveals why he's leaving, pundits 'shaking heads' over Brown-Ryder comparison, Elliott's Magpies exit?

Every time an AFL club has been “Run like a business” it has been a disaster for the club and the supporters. I for one, don’t want to see any rerun of the club privatisations of the past. Reverting back to a traditional club structure from that privatisation mess was the best thing to happen to the AFL. Whether it is the health system, education system, or sport, business leaders always think they can do it better and rarely can.

AFL NEWS: Emotional Gil reveals why he's leaving, pundits 'shaking heads' over Brown-Ryder comparison, Elliott's Magpies exit?

Scientists are trying to resurrect the Tasmanian Tiger. Let’s save them the trouble and send Richmond to Tassie. Then we would have plenty of Tassie tigers and if their supporters migrate there as well we would increase the collective IQ of both Melbourne and Tasmania at the same time.

Dear footy fans: Stop saying you want North or Gold Coast to move to Tassie

Perhaps Bevo had heard of the disgusting audio from Tom Morris concerning a female colleague? If that is the case the apology would have been even more difficult to make. Will be interesting to see what Caro advocates for Morris given her excoriation of Bevo.

'What I did was not okay': Dogs, Beveridge issue statement over controversial press conference

And that is supposed to be an analytical piece by an “expert”?? Let’s credit it for what it really is, just another scurrilous piece of gutter journalism indulging in a bit of Collingwood bashing for the delectation of all non-Collingwood supporters. Fair enough, Collingwood supporters can dish it out and can cop it just as well, but let’s be honest about the intent of the piece.

Why Collingwood will claim the 2022 wooden spoon

Couldn’t agree more, especially about Morris.

'What I did was not okay': Dogs, Beveridge issue statement over controversial press conference

Why did they fail to take 10 wickets? Well their best bowler for these conditions, Scott Boland, was left out of the team. Why? Being a VIC it is hard to break into the long established NSW bowling clique. They have been very successful too, for a long period of time, but not in these sort of conditions. Green was only allowed in because of his batting. Time to give Scott a go.

Awesome Azam saves Test for Pakistan as Aussies ponder how they failed to take 10 wickets in 170 overs

You got one thing almost right: “ Even when they get things wrong, you can’t fight the media”. Although I would have said “can’t win against the media”. There is a reason why journalists are so little respected by the general public, often featuring near the bottom of trusted occupation polls, especially journalists employed by the Murdoch media.
The claim that everyone at the Bulldogs have been embarrassed is typical journalistic hyperbole. I know plenty of Bulldog supporters who are not embarrassed at all and are very supportive of Bevo.

For the Bulldogs' sake - and his own - Luke Beveridge needs to pull his head in

Great to see the Vic govt are going to rename the MCG’s great southern the S.K.WARNE stand and offer the Warne family a state funeral. An honour well deserved. Warnie was always a proud Victorian and a fine ambassador for Victorian cricket.

'Utterly heartbreaking'; 'Can't quite believe it': Tributes flow for Shane Warne, 'the man who made spin cool'

I was shocked to see Scott Boland not selected. He and Hazlewood are probably the best pace options for this dead wicket. Of course Maxwell should have been included in the touring squad. His leg spin would have come in handy as well. It is time the NSW tail stopped wagging the Aus team dog.

Pakistan v Australia: Imam's the man as century lifts hosts to 1/245 at close

You’re right Jeff, Ian Chappell signed his contract in 1976, the year his brother Greg took over the captaincy. However Ian Chappell was exploring all sorts of options to improve the remuneration of cricketers while still Captain, including numerous discussions about setting up some sort of professional competition. Apparently, Chappell was at loggerheads with Donald Bradman over player payments for much of his captaincy. Packer eventually brought it all to fruition when the ACB finally rejected Packers substantially higher bid for rights. Chappell provided the list of names to be approached in 1976/77. I believe the ground had been prepared well before 1976.

Put down the pitchforks and everyone calm down about Justin Langer

Just huge arguments over player payments, TV broadcast rights in dispute, and a guy called Kerry Packer in the background preparing for subsequent WSC signings.

Put down the pitchforks and everyone calm down about Justin Langer

Ben, you sound like a bit of a petal yourself. You suggest that former test captains, Ian Chappell, Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting, Steve Waugh, Michael Clarke and Adam Gilchrist are all close buddies of Langer and are incapable of putting forward an honest and considered opinion of the coaching situation because of that.
Indeed, the current test captain, Pat Cummins has also lauded Langers coaching performance. Is he a biased buddy as well? I have no reason to doubt his honesty in making that statement. Accordingly, accepting the truth of Cummins statement, I don’t believe he or the players have been actively white anting the coach.

The fact is that the coaching decision was made by the corporate business men on the board and management of Cricket Australia Pty Ltd. None of whom have the cricket knowledge and experience of the fore mentioned test captains. The 2012 corporatisation of Australian cricket was a bad decision influenced by David Crawford and his corporate business outlook. There were better solutions to the purported problems of that time.

Put down the pitchforks and everyone calm down about Justin Langer

“ There is so much more happening off the field these days” ?? Really?? Do you think there is much more happening off the field now than in 1977 for instance. Throughout the history of test cricket there have been numerous off field intrigues and dramas, bodyline, rebel tours, WSC, match fixing, etc.etc. I doubt any Australian test captain has been through more off field issues than Ian Chappell.

Put down the pitchforks and everyone calm down about Justin Langer

I don’t know if they are all friends or not. But I don’t believe that Taylor, Ponting, Clarke, Gilchrist and Waugh are incapable of making an honest and objective assessment of the coaching situation. Given a choice of whose cricket opinions I value the most, the corporate business men of Cricket Aust. Pty. Ltd or all of these former Test Captains, I choose the latter. I also note that the current Test Captain also lavished praise on Langers coaching performance. Unlike so many others, I have no reason to doubt the honesty of Pat Cummins, I am sure he expressed his views truthfully.

Justin Langer resigns as Test coach with immediate effect, camp blames 'faceless few,' CA reacts

So former Australian captains, Michael Clarke, Steve Waugh, Mark Taylor, Ricky Ponting and Adam Gilchrist and former national selector Mark Waugh all back Langer as coach but the corporate business types on the board think they know better. Australian cricket should never had been corporatised back in 2012.

Typical corporate weasel words “ We are naturally disappointed Justin has decided against continuing as coach but respect his decision”. Even ScoMo would have difficulty saying that with a straight face.

Justin Langer resigns as Test coach with immediate effect, camp blames 'faceless few,' CA reacts

Yes revenue is important, but does the board have to be completely dominated by corporate types to make revenue from broadcast rights and product licensing.

Justin Langer resigns as Test coach with immediate effect, camp blames 'faceless few,' CA reacts

Perhaps we should be changing the board and management structure again. Get rid of some of the corporates and get back some sporting grass roots focus. One of the worst thing that happened to cricket in my opinion was the Crawford/Carter restructure of Australian cricket governance. This ensured the eventual total corporatisation of Australian cricket.

Their report is full of comparisons with corporate boards and managements, which is understandable given their background. Of course corporate business leaders usually believe they know better than everyone else, whether it is pandemic management, education, climate, defence or anything else, they usually have an opinion and demand that their opinions should be accepted and adopted.

The Crawford/Carter recommendations included statements such as:
“It has to be run as a business”, “Cricket will increasingly recruit staff from the corporate sector and other professional codes, and to do this successfully it will need to offer positions and status that are comparable to the companies that the candidates might otherwise
join.” And so it has come to pass, Australian cricket is no longer a sport but a corporate business generating enormous executive salaries and bonus’s like most other large public corporations. It is not surprising that some on the board would tend to ignore the advice of so many former senior test cricketers and previous test captains, after all, what would they know? They’re not members of the corporate business club.

Justin Langer resigns as Test coach with immediate effect, camp blames 'faceless few,' CA reacts

Perhaps we should be changing the board and management structure again. Get rid of some of the corporates and get back some sporting grass roots focus. One of the worst thing that happened to cricket in my opinion was the Crawford/Carter restructure of Australian cricket governance. This ensured the eventual total corporatisation of Australian cricket.

Their report is full of comparisons with corporate boards and managements, which is understandable given their background. Of course corporate business leaders usually believe they know better than everyone else, whether it is pandemic management, education, climate, defence or anything else, they usually have an opinion and demand that their opinions should be accepted and adopted.

The Crawford/Carter recommendations included statements such as:
“It has to be run as a business”, “Cricket will increasingly recruit staff from the corporate sector and other professional codes, and to do this successfully it will need to offer positions and status that are comparable to the companies that the candidates might otherwise
join.” And so it has come to pass, Australian cricket is no longer a sport but a corporate business generating enormous executive salaries and bonus’s like most other large public corporations. It is not surprising that some on the board would tend to ignore the advice of so many former senior test cricketers and previous test captains, after all, what would they know? They’re not members of the corporate business club.

CA to enter 'confidential discussions' with Langer as coaching future remains in the air

Yes, sports journalism does appear to be going down the path of motoring journalism and travel journalism. Political and current affairs journalism is not far behind. There are a few honest old school journalists around but many journalists today are happy to just regurgitate a press release, join in the pile on, and say job done. Others just disregard facts and pander to their proprietors interests and prejudices. Of course, scurrilous journalism has always been around to a degree but general standards have never been so low in my opinion.

Langer digs in for long haul, players silent – CA needs to make up its mind

We shouldn’t let the facts get in the way of a popular and widely held conspiracy theory. Ask any Queenslander, Victorian or West Australian. Anyhow, there have been some NSW selectors, eg M. Waugh for instance.

How are Australian cricket's best of the rest performing this summer?

“There’s no doubt that he should be in the Australian team when fit and available”
But Hazelwood is from NSW, as is Starc, Cummins, and Lyon. Boland may have been 2018/2019 Sheffield Shield cricketer of the year, but he is from Victoria. Everyone, outside of NSW, knows that when two players are of similar talent, preference is usually given to the NSW player.

How are Australian cricket's best of the rest performing this summer?

Agree with most you say JN, except “sacrosanct” might be a bit much. DRS is important as you say although we must continue to recognise the limitations of technology. For instance, ball tracking is not 100% accurate. It can only predict where the ball might go if it continues along the trajectory it was following when it struck the pads. That predicted path could be out by up to 33mm or more in any direction. I therefore support the “umpires call” rule for lbw decisions, despite Shane Warne agitating to scrap it.

I would also like to see greater standardisation of bats.

'Hard to get a wicket right': Cummins backs red ball cricket over pink as ultimate form of Tests

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