TIGERS TOOTHLESS WITHOUT ALPHA MIDFIELDER MARTIN

The picture was flipped on its head when Richmond Tigers announced that Dustin Martin would not play in a Round 3 match with Hawthorn Hawks. Hawthorn won the game 71 – 39. Dustin Martin is good, one of the best without doubt, but is he really worth the 32-point margin the Hawks posted on the…

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A-LEGUE PLANS OFFER FLEXIBILITY TO SEASON’S END

The A-League is set to return to training this week and the league is hoping for a restart sometime around the middle of July. The players agreed to a pay cut, but since most of them were paid very little from the outset, the cut should not have been too hard to accept. FFA is…

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TONE DEAF NBA ANNOUNCES EVERY-OTHER-DAY VIRUS TESTING FOR PLAYERS

Just to prove the world has its priorities properly sorted, we learned that in an environment where the lack of widespread coronavirus testing has contributed to the scope of the pandemic, NBA players and support staff will be tested every other day for coronavirus. Try walking into your local health care provider’s location and request…

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FIRST AFL GAME RESULTS IN DRAWN OUTCOME

How about that then? The very first game of the restart to the Toyota 2020 AFL Premiership competition resulted in a 36 – 36 draw between Collingwood Magpies and Richmond Tigers. If an AFL game is played before an empty stadium and neither club wins, did the game really happen? There were zero draws the…

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NRL ROUND 4 SHATTERS FANTASY TIPPING CONFIDENCE

Round 4 of the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition concluded with the last game of the fixture producing a 22 – 2 victory for Canterbury Bulldogs over St. George Illawarra Dragons. Here is how our fantasy tips turned out. In a word, poorly. We made seven predictions and only got three right. Can we go…

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CONOR MCGREGOR NEVER GONE NEVER FORGOTTEN

Despite our having graduated from high school nigh on 50 years ago, we never officially retired from the golf team, so we are making the announcement today. That is a stretched analogy to our reaction to the news that Conor McGregor was retiring from mixed martial arts fighting with the UFC. He last competed in…

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CHOOKS BACK TO LEVEL WITH RESOUNDING 59 – 0 WIN OVER BRONCOS

Trent Robinson’s men stole a march on us and sent an emphatic message to the league with a 59 – 0 win over Brisbane at Suncorp Stadium yesterday. The reigning premiers are now at the point Trent Robinson was lobbying for prior to the restart of the Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition. His club has…

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RUGBY AUSTRALIA STRUGGLES TO STAY ALIVE

Fresh on our euphoria over the resumption of the NRL came the unwelcome news that Rugby Australia (RA) is cutting jobs at the administrative level at RA headquarters. RA was already floundering financially. The Test squad was a mere shadow of its former self, in terms of results. Super Rugby has continued to struggle. We…

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HALLELUJAH NRL COMPLETES ROUND 3 OF NEWLY MINTED NRL SEASON

The first full week of the restarted Telstra 2020 NRL Premiership competition has been completed. It is with some chagrin that we see that the Chooks had no true challenge from Souths, not because we dislike Sydney, but because of Trent Robinson’s lobbying to have the results of the first two rounds overturned because his…

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BRONCOS FAIL TO BUCK FALL TO EELS BY WIDE MARGIN

On the surface, it looked as though it was going to be a tight game. Both the Parramatta Eels and the Brisbane Broncos began the 2020 Telstra NRL Premiership competition with two wins agasint two losses. Brisbane had the home ground, edge to them. The bookies had the markets for the game as tight as…

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AME KORCHILAM TO MORNING E F1 ER KAJ

In NFL gridiron, one of the most devastating penalties is for defensive holding. The penalty often comes when a defensive team successfully prevented the offensive from covering the minimum distance of 10 yards necessary to be awarded a new set of downs. The penalty gives a fresh set of downs to the offensive team and…

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NRL WILL RESUME WITH SIX-AGAIN RULE IN USE

In NFL gridiron, one of the most devastating penalties is for defensive holding. The penalty often comes when a defensive team successfully prevented the offensive from covering the minimum distance of 10 yards necessary to be awarded a new set of downs. The penalty gives a fresh set of downs to the offensive team and…

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