February 2014

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As previously flagged, The Public Apology has shortlisted two candidates – INXS legend Michael Hutchence and seminal spinner Shane Warne – as worthy of dueling it out for the title of THE Australian of the 1990s. In Part II of this thrilling (and obscure) series, TPA senior journalist Al McClintock crowns the individual he believes…

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Mitchell Johnson’s hostile spell of fast bowling against the Proteas has served as an important and timely reminder that scariness still matters at the elite level. Being scary is important in sport. It’s especially important in amateur sport. Back at university, I stupidly decided that I wanted to play rugby league, despite my body type at the time…

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On Saturday night Sydney FC coach Frank Farina had a cup of shitty, and presumably warm and flat (yet expensive), beer poured over him as he sat on a plastic lawn chair on the sideline at Allianz Stadium. The beer thrower, an irate fan disappointed that Sydney FC were on the way to a 3-nil defeat…

Read More Why Frank Farina Deserves Better Than To Be Showered With A $7 Cup Of Mid-Strength Stadium Beer

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For those who have seen the movie In Bruges, starring Colin Farrell and that weird looking dude* whose name escapes me but whom I quite like (and could Google, but can’t be arsed), you may remember a scene where said weird looking dude explains the Catholic notion of purgatory to the sweet-hearted, but ultimately damned,…

Read More Spurned! The Unbearable Lightness Of Being A Tottenham Fan

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As flagged earlier this week, The Public Apology editors have decided that it is time to crown THE Australian of the 1990s. We have deemed two contenders – cricket legend Shane Warne and INXS frontman Michael Hutchence – worthy of dueling it out for the honour. In this piece, TPA founder Dave Edwards provides a…

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