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Ryan O'Connell

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"Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words, it is war minus the shooting." - George Orwell

Member Since:
 
February 2011
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

A pessimist’s review of every NRL team after 10 rounds

16 May 2018

It’s hard to believe we’re already over a third of the way through the 2018 NRL season, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

What qualities do we want in our Australian athletes?

What qualities do we want in our Australian athletes?

4 Apr 2018

In the wake of the ball-tampering fiasco involving the Australian cricket team, it’s become popular to talk about what type of athletes we want representing us on the national stage.

Random observations from the experience of a lifetime: Sitting courtside at a Lakers game

Random observations from the experience of a lifetime: Sitting courtside at a Lakers game

20 Mar 2018

Last week, I ticked off a major bucket item in my life: sitting courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

In defence of Davey Warner

In defence of Davey Warner

7 Mar 2018

Australian opener David Warner was involved in a couple of ugly incidents in the first Test against South Africa, which have once again called into question his temperament and behaviour.

Five fearless predictions for the 2018 NRL season

Five fearless predictions for the 2018 NRL season

6 Mar 2018

With the 2018 NRL season kicking off this Thursday, it’s time for the most unforgiving article I write all year. The one that regularly makes me look foolish come October – and quite often, a lot sooner!

It’s become ‘cool’ to say the Warriors won’t win the NBA title

It’s become ‘cool’ to say the Warriors won’t win the NBA title

21 Feb 2018

In NBA circles, it’s become trendy to pick anyone but the Golden State Warriors to win this year’s NBA Championship.