ARU’s New Wallaby Eligibility Rules ‘The Greatest Deregulation Since Hawke-Keating Era’: Academic

ARU’s New Wallaby Eligibility Rules ‘The Greatest Deregulation Since Hawke-Keating Era’: Academic

The decision to relax a ban on overseas-based players representing the Wallabies has been hailed as Australia’s greatest de-regulation since the Hawke-Keating years. RMIT economic professor Ron Gitson said the move would draw comparisons with the ambitious economic reform agenda implemented by the Australian Government during the 1980s. “Just like when Hawke and Keating floated(…)

Three Ways the Penrith Panthers and Port Adelaide Can Benefit From New Cross-Code Alliance

Three Ways the Penrith Panthers and Port Adelaide Can Benefit From New Cross-Code Alliance

The NRL’s Penrith Panthers and AFL’s Port Adelaide Power have announced a cross-code partnership designed to help both clubs share expertise, innovate and liberally insert corporate buzzwords into their vernacular.  So far the “informal collaboration” has consisted of Port Chairman David Koch paying a visit to the Panthers during the off-season, but according to Panthers CEO Jason(…)

David Pocock Absolutely Must Captain Australia Again

David Pocock Absolutely Must Captain Australia Again

Let me start this article off by saying I am not a politically correct person.* I despise the need to tread so finely around people’s delicate sensibilities in this ridiculous age we live in, but the times they are a-changin’ and I celebrate David Pocock for the stand he made against the Waratahs. It amazes(…)

Ranking Steve Smith’s Career Profile Pics

Ranking Steve Smith’s Career Profile Pics

In the lead-up to Sunday’s World Cup Final – and following his prolific 2014-15 season with the bat – we at TPA felt it was time to analyse the many and varied profile pictures of Steve Smith. TPA’s Dave Edwards gives his take on each glorious mug shot. *  *  *  * BLEARY-EYED YOUNGSTER: Looks like(…)

Michael Jordan Explains His Own Basketball Cards

Michael Jordan Explains His Own Basketball Cards

On a recent business trip to Asia, TPA Founder David J. Edwards stumbled upon a treasure while scavenging the Beijing flea-markets. That treasure? A rare Michael Jordan themed set of playing cards – a fitting momento to reflect his Airness’ basketball prowess, as well as his penchant for gambling. In an exclusive interview, Michael Jordan(…)

The Manly Empire Is Crumbling

The Manly Empire Is Crumbling

There are a few truths in life: gravity, puppies are cute, Justin Bieber is a dickhead, a few other unimportant things, and everybody who doesn’t support the Manly Sea Eagles hates them. And I mean really hate. Cersei Lannister hate. Maggie Simpson/baby with the monobrow hate. Yet the wider Rugby League community (and yes I’m(…)

This is Why I Don’t Owe Glenn Maxwell A Public Apology

This is Why I Don’t Owe Glenn Maxwell A Public Apology

Glenn Maxwell is hitting runs. Good for him. It’s about time he put all that talent to good use. Funnily enough, a number of people have written to The Public Apology overnight, wondering whether we will be apologising for our recent article that highlighted Glenn Maxwell’s arrogance and complete obliviousness to test match values. To(…)

NRL Refs To Finally Command Respect in Non-Pink Jerseys

NRL Refs To Finally Command Respect in Non-Pink Jerseys

The NRL has announced that its referees will no longer be wearing pink this season. The reason? Well, it is believed that pink jerseys made it harder for officials to be taken seriously. As such, the TPA brains trust have weighed in to the debate… *  *  *  *  * Alasdair McClintock: What do we make(…)

Unemployment Has Made Me Really Good at Fantasy Football

Unemployment Has Made Me Really Good at Fantasy Football

It’s 4:30am on Sunday morning when I wake up to check the results from the English Premier League games played overnight. As the results load on my iPhone, I am beset by nerves. After a tense few microseconds, I see that West Bromwich Albion has beaten Southampton 1-nil. As I mentally tally my ‘clean-sheet’ points, I(…)

The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards

This week on The Ian Higgins Show featuring TPA’s Dave J. Edwards, the lads discuss: – Jarryd Hayne’s move to the San Francisco 49ers – how will a rugby league player fare in the city famous for Full House and gay culture? – The Australian cricket team’s brittle batting lineup and their over-emphasis on high run(…)

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