Who Will Be the Next Captain of Australia? A TPA Series

Who Will Be the Next Captain of Australia? A TPA Series

Like a going to the doctor with a suspicious cough after your recent holiday to Sierra Leone, the make-up of the Australian Test side is enveloped by feelings of fear and uncertainty. Much of this uncertainty stems from the questions marks over the fitness of one Michael John Clarke (c). With Clarke’s place in the side, and future in(…)

Great Sporting Feats Are Too Easily Forgotten

Great Sporting Feats Are Too Easily Forgotten

I noticed a tweet this week from Indian cricket icon Sanjay Manjrekar, in which he lamented the short shelf-life of great individual sporting achievements in the modern era. His contention – and it’s a good one – is that the sheer amount of cricket, in all its forms, means we “get over performances quickly.” We(…)

I am Concerned That Chris Rogers Will Be Dropped for the India Series

I am Concerned That Chris Rogers Will Be Dropped for the India Series

There are rumours going around that Chris Rogers will be tossed from the Australian test side in favour of Phil Hughes, according to this article by The Public Apology’s chief publishing rival, The Roar. I’ve written about this before: the need for Rogers, the final vestige of yesteryear. How he represents more than just a safe pair of hands, but a link(…)

AUDIO: The Ian Higgins Show Featuring TPA’s Dave Edwards, 20/11/14

AUDIO: The Ian Higgins Show Featuring TPA’s Dave Edwards, 20/11/14

The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards is back! This week, the lads discuss: Who will captain Australia if Michael Clarke fails to pass a fitness test for the first test v India? Does Steve Smith most resemble a piglet, a lizard, or some unidentifiable amphibious creature? Mahendra Singh (M.S.) Dhoni’s elegant early-career hair, and(…)

What Even is a Shane Watson?

What Even is a Shane Watson?

Ever since the 1950s, Australia has longed for an all-rounder who can do it all. The idea of an all-rounder is, in essence, a romantic one. A swashbuckling hero who can take the game away from the opposition in the space of a few overs, or “turn a game” with just a few deliveries.* In the 1950s(…)

Australian Bribery “Not Good Enough”: FIFA ExCo Members

Australian Bribery “Not Good Enough”: FIFA ExCo Members

Zurich, Switzerland – FIFA ExCo members have slammed Australia’s attempts at bribery as ‘unpolished’ and ‘immature’ as the world governing body, FIFA, yesterday handed down its report into the bidding process for the respective 2018 and 2022 World Cups. After assessing nine bids from 11 nations, an unnamed ExCo member concluded that ‘Australia just isn’t(…)

Join the Public Apology’s Campaign to (Geoffrey) Boycott the FIFA World Cup

Join the Public Apology’s Campaign to (Geoffrey) Boycott the FIFA World Cup

Sick and tired of FIFA’s belligerence and lack of transparency over the awarding of the World Cup to Russia and Qatar? Concerned about FIFA’s failure to investigate serious allegations of corruption and bribery surrounding the World Cup bidding process? Horrified at the prospect of world’s premier football tournament being played in 40c+ heat, let alone(…)

Mid-Week Team in Crisis After Fourth Straight Loss, Work Also ‘Getting Really Busy’

Mid-Week Team in Crisis After Fourth Straight Loss, Work Also ‘Getting Really Busy’

The midweek 6-a-side football team ‘EPL Tragics’ is in crisis after suffering a 4th straight loss for the season, The Public Apology can reveal. Following a 7-1 drubbing at the hands of mid-table team ‘Wine Cellar Dwellers’, TPA understands that showdown emails were exchanged between the skipper ‘Mikey’ and a collection of unnamed senior players this week. The team’s rapid(…)

Australia’s New Cold War with Russia is Great News for Sport

Australia’s New Cold War with Russia is Great News for Sport

Australia’s beef with Russia is ramping up big-time. It all started with Russia’s suspected involvement in the downing of MH17. Then Prime Minister Tony Abbott threatened to shirt-front President Vladimir Putin over the incident. Now things have really kicked on to the next level with Russia sending warships towards Australia. With the escalation to military posturing, it’s(…)

Should Ched Evans be Allowed to Taste Fame Again?

Should Ched Evans be Allowed to Taste Fame Again?

Ched Evans is a name that few, if any, will be familiar with in this country. However, he is currently the source of what will be the biggest controversy in British sport this year. Evans is a professional footballer of some notoriety. He was signed by European giants Manchester City in 2002 and experienced a(…)

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