Category Archives: Sportz

Derivation of Silly Mid Off

It is well known that the breaking of the non striker’s stumps by the bowler prior to delivering the ball is called a “Mankad” after Vinoo Mankad, the Indian bowler who dismissed the Australian batsman Bill Brown in this manner … Continue reading

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Edwin Flack dual Gold medal winner 1896

Edwin Flack won two ‘Gold Medals’ (actually Silver) for ‘Australia’ (a yet to be united country – save for a cricket team) at the 1896 Olympics in Athens in the 800 and 1500 Metre races. The results were reported in … Continue reading

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Fire in Babylon

The goad was provided by their treatment at the hands of the Chappell era Australians led by Lillee and Thomson. “Right”, thought Lloyd, “if two is good, four is better.” It’s called fighting fire with fire.
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Maillot jaune

Ralph Hurnes 1970’s Tour de France novel Continue reading

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It’s nice the world has a game …

Some thoughts on a few interesting books about soccer – Franklin Foer, Tim Parks, Lynne Truss and Adam Gopnik. Continue reading

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World Cup to Australia

They may have screwed us over in the GFC and their ex-employees are in a position to do so again given their prominence in this and any other American administration, but at least Goldman Sachs are giving something back to the community. … Continue reading

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Match fixing in soccer

A review article in The National (UAE) discussing corruption in soccer generally and at the World Cup. Continue reading

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