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Big fan of cricket and rugby league. Studying Post Grad in Sports Media at UTS.

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Howland was small, the Whippet was a nippy speedster in the Kerry Boustead mould. According to footy card stats: Howland 173cm, 76kg in 2001. Boustead 173cm, 73kg in 1981.

Great read Barry. One of my favourites was Sam Isemonger, whole hearted tackling machine who battled through many injuries.

The forgotten players: Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Thanks Mooty, let’s call it even.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

So you only like political involvement in sport when it’s convenient for your sheltered life. The fact Adelaide and the SA govt in conjunction with CA gave first class cricket the opportunity to start the season counts for nothing in your eyes. Sounds like your only concern is the big $$ end of cricket, nothing wrong with that, but please spare us your naive sentiment.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

So CA doesn’t have a stakeholder engagement plan inclusive of all state governments across Australia? Was it your idea to kick off the Shield season in Adelaide or did it happen by chance? Tell me more about this fantasy world you live in.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

What OTT?

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Great call. Looked like Roger Harper had him covered, sweet strike, thankfully not straight enough to intercept the umpire.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

To think sport and politics don’t mix is fanciful. I mean have a look at the SCG Trust, not uncommon to have ex State premiers on the books and other political mouthpieces the likes of Alan Jones navigating the way. To build or not to build at ANZ and the SFS were important State election voting points. Now there’s a pandemic and you think CA are up to going solo, c’mon.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Thanks Paul, nothing wrong with cheap laughs to open the year, Mitcher just adding to the colour.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

I appreciate your honesty Mitcher. Best wishes for 2021.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

But we want those we vote for to have political influence, don’t we? In the case of COVID, I wonder if national guidelines as opposed to the States would reduce confusion.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Those in lock down wont have a Test to go to, but should they have a choice – strange indeed.

NRL a good point, really need lower grades operating too. Big ask requesting players to cover injuries without games under their belt.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

That’s the problem, I’m not sure which is the bad look now, the northern beaches lockdown or 50% at the SCG.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Does that include the eastern state wannabes???

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

I wouldn’t have picked Ol’ Daz as a cricket tragic

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Yep, there’s plenty of ‘yes, no … sorry’ about the next couple of weeks.

Bollocks to social distancing, we’re off to the SCG

Give the Marsh boys another Test!! Shaun v Burns?

Outsmarted and outplayed, only two Aussies can loosen India’s grip

That’s sad, Bernie. I would’ve expected a decent comp given the size of Qld’s regional centres.

Outsmarted and outplayed, only two Aussies can loosen India’s grip

Wow. No way, GBs still buying comps are they … ????

Outsmarted and outplayed, only two Aussies can loosen India’s grip

Haha, good stuff, get on North Kal in the local comp.

Outsmarted and outplayed, only two Aussies can loosen India’s grip

Plenty are white, doesn’t matter, you can still mine through or under them. Nothing like a cyclone dump to clear the red dust – the Aussies could do with one to clean between their ears.

Outsmarted and outplayed, only two Aussies can loosen India’s grip

It’s certainly a deep hole. Tough to disagree, India short odds to make the SCG pitch look placid with the bag and a viper with the ball.

Outsmarted and outplayed, only two Aussies can loosen India’s grip

Whatever unfolds, pretty safe to say his best games will have unfolded from the wing. Love watching him go round and hope he earns true value.

Fullback imposters and the money myth burning foxy wingers

I really enjoyed watching Dugan at the back for the Raiders, totally different body shape back then, flexible like a rubber band. Tough trade off – bulk up for longevity but lose the flexibility that created the points.

Fullback imposters and the money myth burning foxy wingers

I’m no expert on this but I do understand where Mitchell is coming from, Mundine too. Same message in local language must hurt, especially if you’ve always been against that message.

Small steps I guess.

Fullback imposters and the money myth burning foxy wingers

Good point. What is it with wingers racing in when the numbers match – good topic for another rant.

Fullback imposters and the money myth burning foxy wingers