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The beautiful game back in its rightful place

The beautiful game back in its rightful place
by Stuart Scudamore The day has finally arrived and now we rejoice. For the first time in A-League history a match will tonight be broadcast free-to-air on SBS Two at 7:00pm. Fans watch Melbourne Victory at AAMI Park. Photo: irene/FLICKR Since...

A sporting chance please…

A sporting chance please...
Victorian media has been attacking Buddy's defection. Image: raider of gin/FLICKR By Stuart Scudamore With the final siren of the season blasting it’s tune less than a week ago the world of AFL media has already moved on...

Time For The Footy Show To Enter 2013

By Matt Coughlan Last night the AFL Footy Show put in a commanding ratings performance garnering 1.2 million viewers nationally. But is this a reflection of the quality of the program or rather, as I suspect, a reflection of the hunger...

Is junior sport too competitive?

Is junior sport too competitive?
By Lana Beverley Murphy. Excuse me if I’ve missed the memo, but I’m pretty sure the definition of ‘competitive sport’ involves a COMPETITION right? Because the amount of coverage I’ve seen in the media lately regarding junior...

Why The AFL Footy Show needs to be given the boot

By Cameron Magusic Eddie Not-Everywhere-Any-More: He used to be on The AFL Footy Show, and he shouldn’t be on Triple M either. Source: Flickr While being indoctrinated preparing for Confirmation into the Catholic Church in Grade...

Is Less Really More for Waterhouse?

Is Less Really More for Waterhouse?
Waterhouse with Hoda Vakili Source:Puramyun31- Wikimedia Commons By James Jesson Tom Waterhouse. The mere mention of the name casts my mind to his advertisements, that cheesy grin and spuriking of live odds during telecasted sporting...

Rough or just Enough?

Rough or just Enough?
by Katelyn Pinal Credit to Go Bush/Flickr It’s been a growing concern in the ANZ Championship netball league and the question has been asked consistently over the past few weeks of the season; has the game become too rough?...

A begrudging thank-you to Rafael Benitez

A begrudging thank-you to Rafael Benitez
By Patrick Sexton Rafael Benitez’s time at Chelsea is up. His tenure at Chelsea was doomed from the start, his appointment in November met with outrage by Blues fans who harbored a passionate hatred towards him dating back to...

IPL, big joke

IPL, big joke
by Chris Scott Photo: flickr account louise_using_spoons The Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket’s highest paying domestic league, is once again at the centre of controversy. Just a week after Indian test player Shantakumaran...

From the depths of despair

From the depths of despair
By Kristian Pisano It all started when I was six years old. My dad brought me a Vancouver Grizzlies basketball to play around with in the backyard and from then I was cursed – if I wasn’t already by being a Richmond Tigers fan. Between...