The Australian cricket selectors will today announce the 15 man touring squad for South Africa. And with Australia coming off a 5-0 sweep in the most recent Ashes series, the selectors will likely lean towards incumbency. That said, there are one or two changes that need to be made. Here’s my 15 for South Africa,…Read More TPA’s 15 man squad for South Africa
If you cast your sporting mind* back to the 1980s and ’90s – and I often do – you might recall just how white Australia’s athletes were. Put bluntly, Australia’s professional sporting constituency was exceptionally Anglo-Saxon. Despite various waves of immigration over the years – the thousands of Chinese that came in search of gold in…Read More The ‘white’ Australian athlete is a dying breed and that’s OK
Australians are a funny bunch. Remember when people used to claim Mel Gibson was Australian? (He lived here for a few years in his teens). Well you don’t hear them saying that now! It is no secret we love a winner, whether it be in the sporting arena or life in general – yet this…Read More Dear Australia, Quit It With The ‘Un-Australian’ Thing
The Big Bash League is a part of our lives now – and I’ve accepted that. Just like I’ve begrudgingly accepted that Apple’s domination of consumer electronics – and the world in general – is a part of modern-day life, and that e-cigarettes are a “thing” now. But it seems that television producers are not…Read More Hey Cricket Commentators, Stop Talking To Players Mid-Game, Ok?
This harsh Australian sun is set to beat down upon us over the next week or so, with various sporting competitions – the Australian Open tennis, for one – set to cop the brunt of it. So should we assume that he/she who can best handle the soaring temperatures will likely take out the crown?…Read More Sporting Outliers