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Joined November 2014







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Think it’s a South African league has a rule about time wasting in the corner deliberately. Would be an improvement to game.

There will always be wrestling. Making it a red, watch simulations go through the roof. If I can get the CDM off the park, I’m taking that chance

The changes I would make to football

Think Fox Sports/Kayo have it?
Know they did last year for pro league

Hockeyroos ready for Pro League challenge

Current Melbourne Rating:
Based on PM2.5

Air quality at this site is good

What this means:
It’s a good time to be outside

The air quality where you are might not be the same as the air quality at this site.

Past 48 Hours… Good

Why the Australian Open should not be going ahead

Stakes are lower if anything, with so many games; the renegades can loss 7 in a row and still make finals…

The BBL has never been more relevant in the quest for higher honours

Not going to happen. Clubs won’t release their best players for a preseason exhibition game. Players Association will also complain about more games being played.

In works in League (NRL) because Origin IS the pinnacle of the game. It has years and years of tradition. Plus it is only NSW and QLD.

Origin (Vic vs SA) is the classic version, with WA also in the mix. I don’t care about Vic vs Allies. Couldn’t care less, I am a Croweater that moved to NSW. I am not an “Ally”

State of Origin: It’s time for the AFL to bring it back

I still think Adelaide Oval has the “package” of best test Venue. It is close to transport, looks good on TV, has the members events behind the stands, pitch offers enough, old scoreboard with the hill.

Channelling the spirit of the WACA, Perth Stadium is now Australia's best Test venue

Only problem with Subs, especially bowling subs, is it is very difficult to produce a “like for like” replacement; and will 100% be abused.

I am sure every team would love to have a spare 140k+ bowler sitting in the rooms for 3.5 days, to come out fresh as a daisy on a Day 3/4/5 Pitch because another bowler has “hamstring awareness”.

Ease up on Tim Paine: My thoughts from the first Test

A lot of companies/businesses have quite ambitious targets in reducing/removing the Gender Pay Gap. So this suits their narratives completely at a business level.

Equal pay could lead the FFA into a crisis

Squad of 13 has 3 active and two spare fast bowlers.

1 active fast bowler injured.

Two spare bowlers overlooked in favour of player not in squad.

My point. Why have a squad then.

Siddle shock option as Hazlewood cover for Boxing Day Test

Why have a squad then?
What message does it send to the players not picked? A spot opens in your discipline, and we STILL arent thinking of picking you

Siddle shock option as Hazlewood cover for Boxing Day Test

Canberra chose not to be involved in the bid. Not sure why, Canberra united are well supported in W League

Australia and New Zealand confirm joint bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

Upgrade the drop in pitch. Adelaide and Optus (Perth) seem to be able to make it work.
The AFL and other events bring in too much $$$ for the G to be an exclusive cricket oval.

What on earth is going on with the MCG pitch?

So you want Melbourne v St Kilda to be played in Adelaide to make it fair?

The AFL fixture is biased towards Victorian clubs

Ordinary weather in Adelaide. Game will be won or lost on being able to survive. Bowlers or batsman lose patience, they lose the game

What Australia needs to do to claim the second Test over Pakistan

So because it had no consequence she shouldn’t be punished?

There are rules, the rules were broken. Exotic betting markets exist, where a player to over/under score runs, the entire batting line up IS relevant information. Knowing someone likely wont bat, bet the unders

Is Emily Smith's anti-corruption ban too harsh?

Make a win worth 3 points.
Golden point win 2
Golden point loss 1

You are then punished for not winning in regular time

Golden-point bonus points are unfair

The Squad can always change, especially if there are injuries.

Pattinson resigned to missing Test spot

To point 7, Canberra United to a really good job with merchandise. No A league team, and they regularly have 1k average home crowds

FFA, could you please focus on the W-League?

Good for Sam, but I can’t help but think what the Impact will be to the W-League. How can we expect the standard of the competition to improve if the best players Internationally don’t come her to play and our best domestic players play overseas.

Its not a question of Sam going overseas to play, it’s more a question of how does the W-League step up into the ‘elite’ tier of competition so our domestic players (Young Matilda, fringe players) can develop

Chelsea move to take my game to the next level, says Sam Kerr

Saw “epic bat off” and laughed way too much 😛

Five-way battle for two Test batting spots

I can’t remember, but wasn’t there an angry mob demanding VAR be brought in a few years ago?

Being a Ref is hard, especially in a live sport where you get one chance to make the decision based on wherever you happened to position yourself at the time.

Multiple replays with slow motion and different camera angles has hung the Refs out to dry. So the Refs are using the same technology the punters/commentators use against them. And now people are upset about that too!

Is it time for the A-League to scrap VAR?

Everything is behind the paywall (short of Tests), and Australia used to be rubbish at the T20 format for a long stretch; only recently finding strong form

Cricket Australia post Seek ad for competitive opponent

I personally like games with smaller totals and the bowlers having a look.
Watching the players have to earn their runs, and respect the good ball is 100x better than the “bat off” where the bowlers are glorified bowling machines for the bats to swing at.

What we've learnt from the WBBL so far

New Injury, you can make the argument. Old injury, that’s on the clubs. Otherwise clubs will sign stars to 6-10 year deals knowing full well they won’t get that out of them; then can retire them when they see fit

Are injury retirements a way of beating the salary cap?

The days of a Bowler being a bunny with the bat are over. They are all required to have the ability (in some form of the word) to bat well.

Having a “bits and pieces” guy in side is way worse than having a guy who’s primary discipline is one or the other.

Australia's five-bowler ploy is attractive