Category Archives: Sport

Zinedine Zidane – lyrics spelled correctly

This song is brilliant, but I haven’t been able to find a version of the lyrics with the names spelled correctly (yeah, so I’m a word geek). Here is my attempt at fixing that. (Vaudeville Smash, feel free to steal … Continue reading

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Get ‘im in the team – Ajinkya Rahane

Twenty20 cricket throws up flash-in-the-pan cricketers fairly frequently. Every now and then, however, it brings to attention cricketers who might have more substance. Ajinkya Rahane scored 98 from 66 balls for Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab last Friday night, … Continue reading

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The Return of the Swing

I am liking fast bowling at the moment. Fast bowlers in Test cricket in 2012 generally do something with the ball and do it intentionally. The ability to keep the seam upright and swing the ball is almost mandatory for … Continue reading

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Great Grand Finals involving the Sydney Roosters

Now that I’ve given St George the treatment, it’s only fair that I also profile some great Grand Finals involving the Eastern Suburbs, um, Sydney City, ah, Sydney Roosters. 29 August 1908 at Agricultural Society Ground: South Sydney 14 Eastern … Continue reading

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Great Grand Finals involving St George

With the 2010 National Rugby League Grand Final on this Sunday evening, I thought this presented a good opportunity to look back on some of the great rugby league Grand Finals that St George or, more recently, St George-Illawarra has … Continue reading

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In Praise of the KingRoo Socceroos Shirt

This was the shirt of the Australian football team from 1990 to 1993. It was made by a company called KingRoo. The accepted position among Socceroos fans is that you are not supposed to like this shirt. According to them, … Continue reading

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Might as well JUMP

YouTube is great for taking trips down Nostalgia Lane. I stumbled upon one of my earliest sporting memories earlier this week: the women’s high jump final at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. I remember watching this on a … Continue reading

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