The Roar
The Roar

TheRev

Roar Pro

Joined March 2016

14.5k

Views

26

Published

41

Comments

The spiritual leader of the spiritless Quokkas Cricket Club, The Rev wails for the state of sports administration generally, while wondering why he cares. Go Dees. The Rev can occassionally be heard on White Line Wireless @whitelinewire, or read on Twitter @revdanichols

Published

Comments

Roar Pro
Roar Pro

How to make the Ashes exciting

With the Ashes won by Australia and with two Tests left to play, organisers and fans alike are searching for ways of making the rest of the series interesting, aside from the obvious answer that seems to be the solution to most English cricketing problems: drinking responsibly.

Roar Pro
Roar Pro

Catching ultimate frisbee

The Ultimate Frisbee Asian Club Championship kicks off in a week and a half. Wanting to get to know some of the Australian teams ahead of the event, I headed down to Albert Park this weekend to meet some of the players and watch a few games in action.

Roar Pro
Roar Pro

Simon Goodwin: A man who respects history

The Melbourne Football Club went into the 2017 AFL season with pundits expecting them to play in the finals for the first time since 2006. This was terrifying news for Dees fans, whose expectations had been set to ‘stunned’ since that day in Geelong where they lost by 186 points.

Those are the greatest ideas ever

How to make the Ashes exciting

At least I’m consistent.

So, you’ve been picked to play for Australia

Cheers Don – appreciated

Hits and misses in the domestic one-day cup

G’day Don – great points around the coverage issues. It sounds like the good folk at 91.3 are doing a great job. I’d love to learn more if you want to get in touch via Twitter. Cheers

Hits and misses in the domestic one-day cup

Thanks AGordon, appreciate it.

I read somewhere that Wade has averaged 21 with the bat since coming back into the team, which is hardly what is needed. Australias tail has been awesome at batting for sometime, often keeping the team competitive, which does mean there is less reliance on the ‘keeper to score runs but doesn’t excuse them of it.

Australian cricket has entered bizarro world

Thanks Peter. I don’t own it, but I’d put my house on SOK not playing in the Ashes, even Lyon is no certainty to play the day-night Tests.

I reckon Uzzie being in the team in Brisbane is as certain as their being Bogans in the crowd.

Australian cricket has entered bizarro world

DavSA – the Australian sports public would do well to ignore 100% of what I say

How to hate Joe Root

Cheers Chris. I think Clarke was easier to dislike as, rightly or wrongly, he came across as his own biggest fan and not much of a team man (e.g. the Katich neck-adjustment incident). Root, on the other hand, does not.

How to hate Joe Root

You mean the Fleetwood Mac song? Thanks!

How to hate Joe Root

Yeah, ok, that was pretty good. But have you heard ‘Dream’ – even elevators reject it:

How to hate Joe Root

Thanks James. Without being too schoolyard; ROOT STARTED IT! He said he wanted to be public enemy #1, but I just find hating him too bloody hard. It was a stretch.

How to hate Joe Root

How’s that as a massive steaming fresh one on the doorstep of CA?

Chris Lynn in doubt for Big Bash after shoulder reconstruction

Cheers Bretto

The team Australia should really take to Bangladesh

Ta, Tatah

The team Australia should really take to Bangladesh

You’re right. Stocky is not a nice thing to say.

The team Australia should really take to Bangladesh

Cheers Ryan

The team Australia should really take to Bangladesh

Thank you for noticing my other articles!

Simon Goodwin: A man who respects history

Wade was good in India? I’m sorry, at what?

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 form guide: How the Aussies are shaping up

Thanks Andre.

I really hope that Cricket Administrators get their collective act together and put some structure around the sport, making each game relevant and an event. Things like the Champions Trophy give the whole sport a sense of amateurism and tar the whole sport with the greedy brush.

An introduction to the Champions Trophy

These are the best comments ever

Simon Goodwin: A man who respects history

Do you have any sauce to go with that chip on your shoulder?

Singling Watts out for being white, tall, attractive and wealthy doesn’t make him a bad person or deserving of criticism for the sake of it.

As a footballer he has managed to improve dramatically over the last 2 seasons after being shunted around different positions and being developed in the same way umpteen other draftees (e.g. Bleese, Strauss) from the Schwab era were.

This year he has regularly in the best for Melbourne and he kicked 38 Goals last year.

He isn’t a dominant #1 pick like Luke Hodge but is probably better than other #1 pick Josh Fraser. Remember, the 2008 draft also brought us Ty Vickery at #8.

Watts was taken with the #1 pick as Nick Nat stated he would only leave Perth if his family would come with him, something the Dees wouldn’t run at and also not Watts’ fault.

I agree that the clothing line is naff, but who cares?

Well done on getting comments, but maybe play the ball, not the man.,

The arguments for and against Jack Watts

Well done mate, well written and I agree entirely.

It appears that Melbourne expects to win this year, without putting in the hard work. They have been undisciplined and sloppy at times, which shows a general lack of commitment and discipline.

They have come a long way, but then they had no choice other than dropping out of the league entirely.

Will be interesting to see what Goodwin does to get them to knuckle down

Without substance, Dees can forget finals footy

Mate, great article! You are not “just” a 14 year old – you are yourself, someone with interests who can articulate them in a clear and engaging way. You should be proud of yourself. It was incredibly refreshing to hear what a young person thinks of the game & I’d appreciate any future articles you may have in you. Well done and keep them coming!

(btw, Harris was way better than Lee ever was)

The life of a young Test cricket fan

“England-like climate” has completely stumped me! You’d feel pretty ripped off as an Englishman if you took a holiday to India only for the same climate!

With the series on the line, what's worrying Australia?

Thanks Andrew!

With the series on the line, what's worrying Australia?