Category Archives: Sport

Ashes 2015: Fifth Test Comments Thread

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Wobbling Mathilda

In the wake of their drubbing at Trent Bridge which resulted in them losing the Ashes to England, the whole Australian cricketing setup seems to be collapsing in a heap.  When a team is winning, the niggles between team members, … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015: Fourth Test

It took Australia less than two hours to throw the Ashes away on the morning of the fourth test at Trent Bridge, with Jimmy Anderson’s absence being a complete irrelevance in the wake of Stuart Broad’s incredible 8/15 and a … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015: Fourth Test Comments Thread

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Ashes 2015: Third Test

Without knowing the state of the pitch at Edgbaston, my heart sank when Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat.  Australia have one method and one method only of winning: bat first, put on a decent total, and … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015: Third Test Comments Thread

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Ashes 2015: Second Test

I only caught the first two days of the second test because on Day 3 I was flying to Thailand, where I am now.  By the time I arrived, the match was all but over. Having predicted in my previous … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015: First Test

Well, it seems the cautious optimism I displayed in my Ashes Preview post was justified: England have thumped Australia in the first test mainly due to their batsmen being able to withstand the Australian bowling attack and the Australian batsmen … Continue reading

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Ashes 2015: Preview and Predictions

Okay, the Ashes are upon us again with the first test kicking off tomorrow.  As is customary around these parts, I will weigh in with my uninformed, narrow views as and when I think I have something to add. Many … Continue reading

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Tickled Pink

When I read stories like this, I can’t help but get the impression that Australia is going to disappear up its own arse before too long: The pink jersey worn by Australian rugby league referees is being scrapped as there … Continue reading

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