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War slogans, Essendon. Really?

“Ultimately we will prevail. We will survive, and we will succeed.” A stoic utterance by Winston Churchill? Or one from the bloke entrusted with peeling Essendon Football Club out of the soiled nappy it’s stubbornly refused to discard for more than … Continue reading

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Essendon calls in the Bombers

First published in The Roar   So the bureaucratic B-52 that is ASADA has started up its engines and taken to the sky trailed by an ugly plume of greasy smoke. Its destination, of course, is Windy Hill. There this … Continue reading

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Suns by the numbers

First published by The Roar Sports. Matt Webber visits Metricon Stadium to find the Gold Coast Suns are taking their inherited empire and running with it. If you didn’t know better you’d swear you were attending some kind of surf lifesaver … Continue reading

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Channel 9 Spoiling The Show

Plenty of negativity towards Channel 9’s Ashes commentary this season and for bloody good reason too. In this article – originally published by The Roar – I argue for letting cricket speak it’s own language, letting commentators be themselves and ditching the clown charade altogether. … Continue reading

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Class divide defines this Ashes battle

‘Dougie’s Chewin’ Gum While Brearley Sucks his Plums.’ This playfully crass bit of wordplay was scrawled on a bed sheet and held aloft at one of the first international cricket matches I attended in the late 70’s. Us versus them. … Continue reading

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