Todd Carney’s lewd ‘bubbling’ photo has led to the best possible outcome: a lucrative job offer in the south of France. Carney’s antics have scared off prudish Australian NRL clubs; however, they obviously pose no shock to the sexually liberated French. Now, Carney may get to see out his career in the southern French city of Perpignan, gorging himself on creamy brie…Read More Carney to France? Europe Cashes in on Australia’s Prudishness
“Soccer is for pussies” It’s a refrain uttered by many Australians when speaking about the round ball game, and despite soccer’s increasing popularity, it’s a tough tag to shift. Maybe it’s because soccer is, and never will be, as physically intense as league, union or AFL. It is true that when it comes to bodies colliding…Read More Can a Crocked Neymar Salvage Soccer’s Burgeoning Reputation as a Sport for Pussies?
I came across a Debbie Spillane article the other day, in which she heralded Billy Slater as possibly the greatest rugby league player of all time. The article itself wasn’t much chop – let’s be serious, Billy Slater is probably not the best fullback of his generation, let alone the greatest player of all time–…Read More The Art of Looming
The Australia has long enjoyed a ‘special relationship’ with the United States. This strategic alliance, made official in 1951 in the form of the ANZUS treaty, has been held up by subsequent Australian governments as something to be cherished, upheld at all costs. In reality, the US has far closer ties with the UK (and…Read More Australia’s ‘Special Relationship’ With The US Should Not Extend To Soccer
I recently wrote an article where I articulated the business case for eliminating rugby league as a sport. The piece was met with strong reaction – those vehemently in favour and those steadfastly against the idea – and, as such, I feel compelled to write a follow-up piece. However, in this piece, I will argue,…Read More The Case For Eliminating Rugby League: Part II