Jimmy Anderson has publicly called on both England and Australia to ditch the sledging for the upcoming Ashes series. Clearly, the drawn New Zealand series had a tremendous impact on the once-surly Anderson. Here, against a cricketing minnow, on their home turf, in an essentially meaningless two test series, England shook off their troubles and played with a newly discovered joie…Read More Jimmy Anderson’s Sledging Détente Demonstrates A Poor Understanding of International Relations
Firstly, congratulations to the Matildas. This article is in no way meant to take the gloss off their magnificent 1-0 defeat of Brazil. Beating Brazil in any form of soccer, in any form of competition, let alone the Round of 16 in a World Cup, is to be celebrated heartily. But as we bask in…Read More Has Everyone Forgotten That We Hate FIFA?
State of Origin II was a wonderfully gripping affair, with NSW prevailing over Queensland 26-18. Here again to dissect the whole experience is TPA’s core editorial group: Dave Edwards, Sam Perry, Ben Shine and Al McClintock. * * * * Sam Perry: Origin reactions? Alasdair McClintock: I am outraged, although a decider will be fun. SP: I like Melbourne…Read More Origin Was Great Last Night, Wasn’t It?
A Melbourne banker has begrudgingly accepted a brace of highly sought after box tickets to tonight’s State of Origin clash at the MCG. Andrew Robertson, 35, was gifted the free corporate tickets from a client, as a token of appreciation for their long-standing business cooperation. Upon receiving the tickets, Robertson – a Xavier alumni and Melbourne Demons member – was…Read More Melbourne Corporate Guy Begrudgingly Accepts Free Box Tickets to State of Origin
Nothing more embodies NSW’s Origin predicament than James Tamou’s hair. Down one-nil in the series, the Blues have appeared sloppy, misguided and loose – exactly like their prop enforcer’s current coiffure. Sure, his hair arrangement is on trend and looks fashionable at face value, but it lacks cohesion entirely. His locks on top have a…Read More James Tamou’s Hair is Indicative of NSW’s Malaise