Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds

Richard Hinds is the Chief Sports Columnist for The Sydney Morning Herald

Becks brings sex appeal, but substance is key

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Richard Hinds TV deal worth $160 million gives A-League a chance to consolidate, and grow.

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Super skills and A-grade entertainment

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Richard Hinds Samantha Kerr's joyous somersault after scoring the second goal in Sunday's W-League grand final deserves a place in the hall of fame, writes Richard Hinds.

Football

Grooming the Socceroos to become the boys for Brazil

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Richard Hinds Entering the press conference room, Holger Osieck greets the waiting pack with an ironic reference to the many cameras thrust in his face. ''Strange there are so many.

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Maybe it's Australia's winter of content

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Richard Hinds There's plenty of sport on offer for patriotic Australian fans over the coming months.

Football

Socceroos' old magic back in nick of time

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Richard Hinds Mark Bresciano and Robbie Kruse dominating the midfield and making the usually tight confines of Etihad Stadium look like their personal Simpson Desert.

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Football

Make room on the Socceroos bandwagon

Richard Hinds Surely the Socceroos win. Surely they beat Iraq and avoid the tortuous uncertainty of sudden death repechage in Asia and South America. Surely they go straight to Rio.

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Football

What if the great Socceroos gamble had backfired?

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Richard Hinds Even as Josh Kennedy answered a nation's prayers with an affirming nod of the head. Even as relief washed over those with barely a strand of fabric left on the edge of their seats.

Soccer

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

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Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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Football

Del Piero keeps on kicking goals

Richard Hinds Les Murray was at Sydney FC training. Which, under normal circumstances, would be like the Pope popping into a suburban parish to watch the local priest conduct holy communion.

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TV in no rush to pull the plug on one-dayers

Richard Hinds Even if the interest of spectators has diminished, that of vested interests is as strong as ever.