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Australia didn’t take too kindly to outsiders back in the day. Various wartime atrocities over the past 100 years have seen millions of outsiders flock to Australia in search of a new life, new beginnings, new possibilities. These immigrants have all contributed towards the rich, diverse, globalised society that we now live in. However, in…

Read More The Swans Are A Successful European Immigrant

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Sydney faces its biggest bandwagoning conundrum in a generation, and boy it’s a doozy. Let me start by defending the practice of joining a bandwagon: supporting a club or team when they are successful, and dumping them when they are not. Bandwagoning, or being a Johnny Good-Times, is a product of the sporting environment in…

Read More Sydney and the Art of Bandwagoning

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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

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When it comes to on-field sledging, today’s athletes are favouring homophobic and racist insults over the highbrow witticisms of yesteryear. The Public Apology’s Dave Edwards argues that this shift is symptomatic of a society in decay… The “what goes on the field stays on the field” creed is one of the cornerstones of both amateur…

Read More The Devolution of Sledging in Sport

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Dear readers, Apologies for personally not having updated this blog for some time. I know you’ve been missing my semi-regular ironic musings on sport, despite the content having become increasingly less about sport and more about whatever topic manages to elicit enough bile  from within me to hastily pen an ill-reasoned opinion piece. Peter FitzSimons,…

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