With so much happening this month in the way of sporting scandal, it was hard to pick one standout performance. Benny Barba may have been the obvious choice, but with no real specific behavioural incident in the month of February – apart from hooking himself off the paddock during a trial game – he missed…Read More ASADA Lands Historic Guildford Win
Al McClintock’s re-telling of one rugby league fan’s descent into madness while searching for Braith Anasta’s wedding continues. Read on for Part Six of this epic series… PART SIX: BALANGAN BEACH/GILI TRAWANGAN We awoke at sunrise for our 6am appointment with the driver who was to take us to the boat for the Gili Islands. He had assured us…Read More The Bali Journals (Part Six)
The NRL season kicks off tonight, I think. It marks another year towards my eventual divorce from the sport that, as a 15-year-old, I was completely obsessed with. I used to write letters to Rugby League Week. They were always published. There was something enthralling about getting your letter published in the rugby league bible;…Read More I Didn’t Change, Rugby League Did
The details aren’t out yet – and they don’t really need to be – but already journalists are hypothesising that Ben Barba’s downfall is due to the ‘fishbowl existence’ he leads. That a “shy, retiring” boy from the country has been swept up in his own stardom and the alluring bright lights of the evil,…Read More Blaming The ‘Fishbowl’ For Everything
Keen readers of this website will know I occasionally enjoy throwing some business-speak into the odd article. The 1990s and 2000s saw the increasing commodisation of sport as a “product.” Global CEOs have turned their hand to sports administration and are constantly on the look out for emerging markets; for a “greater slice of the…Read More So What’s The Deal With The Whole ‘Co-Captains’ Thing?