The FFA Cup Final: When Commercial and Competitve Needs Collide

BY BOZZA “The FFA has got this decision completely wrong. It’s a slap in the face to all Sydney FC fans,” Sydney FC Chairman Scott Barlow told reporters, after it was announced that the FFA Cup Final between Sydney FC and Melbourne City would be played at AAMI Park. Barlow has a fair point, but … More The FFA Cup Final: When Commercial and Competitve Needs Collide

Flashback Friday – Phar Lap’s Dominant 1930 Melbourne Cup Carnival

BY BOZZA Derby Day tomorrow sees the commencement of the annual extravaganza of fashion, betting, entertainment, food, wine and a little horse racing that is the Melbourne Cup Racing Carnival. Flemington will be set upon by fans in their hundreds of thousands, all eager to be a part of the week-long festival of racing. The … More Flashback Friday – Phar Lap’s Dominant 1930 Melbourne Cup Carnival

A Sportress Exclusive: CA’s Duke Ball Meeting Transcript

BY BOZZA Cricket Australia (CA) this week announced its introduction of Duke Cricket balls, rather than the Australian made Kookaburra’s, for the second half of the 2016/17 Sheffield Shield season including the Shield Final. The introduction made in an effort to prepare Australia for the 2019 Ashes Series and the ending of our long run … More A Sportress Exclusive: CA’s Duke Ball Meeting Transcript

2016 – International Year of the Underdog

BY BOZZA According to Chinese Astrology, 2016, is considered the Year of the Monkey. Sports fans however, may well remember 2016 as the Year of the Underdog. Across the globe we have seen long standing droughts broken and unlikely winners across a number of competitions. In English football, Leicester City – considered a 5000-1 chance … More 2016 – International Year of the Underdog

Cleveland – From Mistake on the Lake to Title Town?

BY BOZZA “In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.” Acerbic yet gleeful, this was how Harry Doyle, the Cleveland Indians announcer in the Major League movies, greeted a fictional Indians … More Cleveland – From Mistake on the Lake to Title Town?

The Art of the Deal

BY BOZZA “The next question you might ask yourselves,” he continued with a more intense tone, “is what loyalty you should give your club if, one day, you might be traded for a player we need more than we need you.” His eyes checked their faces, he raised his hands, open-palmed, in a gesture that … More The Art of the Deal