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Tim Carter

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The side also represents Torres Strait Islanders, so Indigenous is a necessary term.

Latrell Mitchell to snub Roosters' World Club Challenge quest as NRL names All Star teams

Strange candidate list. Not a full season of NRL coaching between them. They may be the best candidates, and you gotta start somewhere, but you’d think they’d interview at least one coach with experience.

Sharks reportedly lock in new head coach

Ummm, he dedicated multiple paragraphs to it.

Manuka Oval’s Test debut 95 years in the making

I would’ve thought this was a serious article, but then you said you were a Roosters supporter. Nice try, but they don’t exist.

Eight reasons the 2018 grand final was the best in a decade

Guess you didn’t see him in the UAE. But he is currently out of sorts against all bowlers.

Stoinis does not deserve a Test debut

You’re right. What I was meaning to say was that the lower ranked Asian sides who Australia regularly face and are blindly expected to breeze over are catching up. Yes, we’ve always have had mixed results, but these days the preparation is better and the opponents are better known. The excuses for poor results are gone.

Australia leading the race to mediocrity in the footballing world

Is Smith’s absence from your top 6 intentional?

Five talking points from Australia vs Sri Lanka first Test

Don’t hold back. Tell us how you really feel…

Yes, the current talent pool is not as strong as it has been, but other nations as a whole are greatly improving. Systematic Australian development will take generations to bear fruit; we have a national curriculum, but current players were not exposed to it from the start of their footballing lives. We have a few more years of treading water, but the improvements will come.

Australia leading the race to mediocrity in the footballing world

Doubles is more about reflexes and precision. It’s less straightforward to hit a winner, and with a second opponent covering the court you can forget about trying to pin an opponent to the baseline for a chip later in the rally. Do we need the 4×100 sprint? Or medley relays in the pool? Do we need sport at all?

Do we need doubles in tennis?

Anyone with half a brain would be in a vegetative state, kept alive only by machines. If they could communicate, they’d say that Australia could have batted first, leading to four innings, and that Sri Lanka were unpredictably affected by injuries to two of their specialist bowlers. Mind you, that’s assuming that the individual with half a brain followed cricket.

Australia win at the Gabba on Day 3

Loving this series!

Looking back: The 1988 Australian Formula One Grand Prix

100 percent agree. Australia could have won every previous game 10-0 and a short backpass still would have eliminated them. Professionals versus professionals but people expect dominant wins every time.

Australia's Asian Cup defence comes to a bitter end

Gallop also reminded players that the information they had given in surveys was to be held confidential.

“There is a curiosity around information. I’ve reminded them of the confidentiality of the survey work that was done.”

The confidentiality of a survey is supposed to allow for opinions to be given without fear of retribution. If someone chooses to provide said opinions without anonymity, there’s no reason that they should be stopped from doing so (yes, process of elimination could lead to a more narrow range of ‘culprits’, but when the detail is being kept anonymous, it matters little). Gallop is trying to go from the protector party to the protectee.

Gallop offers few answers on Stajcic sacking

I think the Russians are interfering with team selection debates.

Faulkner is ready for an ODI return

Can’t believe what I’m about to write… the only player who is a 100% lock for now and the world cup, and would be the best option in terms of providing stability… is Shaun Marsh… I think I need a drink.

Aaron Finch is Australia's biggest World Cup worry

Thankfully for Sri Lanka, the Australians aren’t as good as the New Zealanders.

Sri Lanka face an uphill task

And the reasons for the 9-3 setup are numerous. India refuse to play Pakistan. Zimbabwe already cannot afford to host multiple tests. The bottom six would go broke. Not ideal, but pragmatic.

The time for a Test world championship has arrived

I fully agree with you. My reason for giving a model was to show the author giving an idea with no thought of the application was wrong. Hypothetically, you could argue that the amount of rep games played should be a factor, but, as you were alluding to, that doesn’t address quality of contribution.

A common-sense salary cap solution the NRL will never adopt

I say I want the Mariners to fail, but really I just want them to be doing worse than the Jets. Go back to seasons 1-3 of the competition, rather than the last 5 years of fighting to be the most mediocre.

Active support works best when it actually involves support

Salary cap or no salary cap, transfer fees are a must.

Another Central Coast loss proves the A-League salary cap must go

Great article, and most on this site would be able to relate to the pain mixed in with the hope. With the Asian Cup now at 24 teams, India should keep qualifying, and the results will come.
I know India qualified for one world cup, but withdrew after FIFA barred them from playing barefoot. Surely that would have been in the 1950’s?

The agony and ecstasy of being an Indian football fan

Best wishes! I’m sure you could sneak in a cheeky guest column here and there…

An illustrated review of Australia's 3-2 win over Syria, and my last column

Not been able to settle into a position has been a perennial issue too. Was it under Jones that he played as a number 10?

Three A-Leaguers that aren't utilised properly

Jérôme d’Ambrosio is ex F1.

BMW drivers crack, giving d’Ambrosio a maiden victory at Marrakesh E-Prix

Cool, thanks. Never noticed that before.

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