BY ROB For 6 long, hot months the faithful walked through the desert of sport. Occasionally a red leather ball would zip past, but they cared not. Mirages of tennis would appear on the horizon, but they gave these little thought. Then, when all seemed lost, when the thermometers had all exploded as the … More Raiders Rumble 2016 – Raiders vs Panthers Round One Preview
BY DAN Coach of the Canberra Raiders is hardly the highest status gig in the National Rugby League. The spot is usually reserved for up-and-comers or members of the glory days. As such, these coaches tend to get more time than other clubs to build the clubs in the image they want. In effect they … More The Stuart Kingdom
BY DAN The Cricket World T20 starts next month in India. The premier international event will not be shown on Australian TV. This is interesting because Australian’s fell head over heels in love with the Men’s and Women’s Big Bash League this summer. Live sport is the favourite haven on advertising dollars, now that ‘event’ … More 9 Things To Fill the World Cup Void
BY DAN The Raiders 34-28 victory over the Knights showed everything the Canberra men can offer this year – both the exceptional and the awful. The potential top six side was evident in the first, rampaging through a confused Knights defence. But the second half saw the return of the 2015 Raiders. The first half … More Raiders Review: The Good and the Bad of it
BY ROB Awwwwww Yeah Raiders Fans! After months of nothing we’re finally almost at the start of a glorious new cycle of rugby league action. We’ve had little doses of footy via the Auckland Nines (sorta) and the NRL All-Stars (a bit), but nothing comes close to the sweet, sweet goodness that is season competition … More Raiders Rumble: the Return
BY HERMAN Recently John Grant issued an ultimatum to NRL clubs. I’m paraphrasing here, but it boiled down to get your shit together. NRL clubs together lost a total of 42.7 million dollars in 2015 and with the much publicised bailouts of clubs like the Tigers, Newcastle and Titans, it looks like Grant wants to … More The Conference System
BY DAN For most followers of basketball, the firing of New York Knicks Head Coach Derek Fisher is the least surprising coaching move this season. Fisher was hardly loved by the New York fan base and the lack of success the team has experienced in the last season and a half was enough to put … More Firing Fisher: Is This The Old Knicks?
BY DAN On the face of it, there isn’t much wrong with the Australian squad for the upcoming World T20. For starters they’ve picked an actual spinner – Adam Zampa – as well as two spinning all-rounders (Maxwell and Agar). They’ve picked a bunch of fast-bowling all-rounders, rewarding Mitch Marsh for his stellar performance with … More There is no plan.
BY DAN Rejoice all! Rugby League is back! Well sorta. The Rugby League 9s took place in Auckland this weekend. And like all good sports blogs we’ve watched it closely to see if there was any hints as to what might be in store for the upcoming NRL Premiership. Here’s what we learned. 1. Football!!! … More 6 Things We Learned From the 9s
BY DAN For the New York Knicks, this year’s improvement has not been enough to sate many impatient fans’ desires for success. But the Knicks would be wise to ignore calls for dramatic change. The ride with Phil has been a success, and the fans need the patience for the journey. This time last year … More Riding With Phil: Do the Knicks have the patience?