Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton

Phil Lutton is the sports editor for brisbanetimes.com.au.

Football

Mulvey fires up after Berisha marched again

Phil Lutton Berisha Besart left Suncorp Stadium in tears after yet another red card but coach Mike Mulvey says the referee bungled the decision that sparked his side's dramatic 2-1 win over Melbourne Heart.

Superstar Fiorente could target Doomben Cup

Phil Lutton Gai Waterhouse's Melbourne Cup winner, superstar galloper Fiorente, remains in Doomben Cup calculations as connections plan their path to an assault on Royal Ascot in England.

Football

Roar calls for goal-line technology after ref's blunder

Besart

Phil Lutton Roar coach Mike Mulvey has urged FFA boss David Gallop to investigate the use of goal-line technology

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Football

'I take full responsibility': Roar coach Mike Mulvey laments loss to Jets

Mike Mulvey

Phil Lutton In a move straight out of the Wayne Bennett Media 101 playbook, Roar coach Mike Mulvey has thrown himself under the metaphorical bus in the wake of his side’s lacklustre 1-0 defeat at the hands of...

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Cricket

Ashes First Test report card

Mitchell Johnson.

Phil Lutton Phil Lutton runs the rule over both sides to come up with his first Test report card from The Gabba.

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Adelaide United's Jordan Elsey stuns Brisbane Roar with late winner

Adelaide Coach Josep Gombau

Phil Lutton Teenager Jordan Elsey upstaged Brisbane's star striker Besart Berisha to snatch a dramatic 2-1 A-League win for Adelaide over the Roar on Saturday.

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Cricket

Live: Australia v England, second ODI, Brisbane

Alastair Cook

Phil Lutton Australia hosts England in a one-day international at the Gabba holding a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Fairfax secures cricket broadcast rights

cricket wicket

Phil Lutton Fairfax Radio will be broadcasting cricket over the coming summer with the announcement of a new five-year deal by Cricket Australia.

Cricket

Aussie batsman David Warner masters cricket's mind games

David Warner.

Phil Lutton David Warner believes series of sessions with sports psychologist has him primed to fire in Ashes opener.

Ashes 2013: Cricket Australia psychologist Dr Michael Lloyd to play central role for campaign

David Warner

Phil Lutton Australia's cricketer whisperer, Dr Michael Lloyd, hasn't managed to split the Ashes squad into ''assassins'' and ''warriors'' like his English counterpart Dr Mark Bawden.

David Warner in right state of mind for Australia as psychology sessions pay off

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 12:  David Warner speaks to media during the Australia Test Squad Announcement at the National Cricket Centre on November 12, 2013 in Brisbane, Australia.  (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Cricket

Analyse This: Warner credits psychologist with batting turnaround

David Warner

Phil Lutton Refreshed and reinvented, Australian opener David Warner believes a pivotal series of sessions with a sports psychologist has him primed to fire in next week's Ashes opener in Brisbane.

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Cricket

Nathan Lyon stakes claims for first Test

Nathan Lyon

Phil Lutton Australian spinner Nathan Lyon may have put paid to seasonal musings about playing four quicks at the Gabba, with the New South Wales tweaker claiming two wickets in an impressive late cameo against...

Gabba Test to be haunted by 2002 coin toss

Peter Siddle

Phil Lutton Peter Siddle has backed Australia to perform should they bowl first in Brisbane but the ghosts of 2002 mean neither side is likely to chance their arm should they win the toss, writes Phil Lutton.

Michael Clarke gives little away on Ashes eve

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton A terse Michael Clarke has given away little in his final press conference before the Ashes opener, dead-batting questions about the composition of the team and whether his side can win their first...

Cricket

Michael Clarke plays a straight bat to questions on eve of first cricket Test

Michael Clarke.

Phil Lutton The skipper's on edge - and play hasn't started yet, writes Phil Lutton in Brisbane.

Livid CA chief puts team on notice after latest lapse

James Sutherland

Phil Lutton The gravity of the word - ''despicable'' - said it all. Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and defective team environment that saw him intoxicated and brawling in a Birmingham...

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2015 Cricket World Cup draw unkind to Brisbane

Brisbane fans will only get to cheer Australia once at the 2015 cricket World Cup.

Phil Lutton The Gabba will host three games - but no finals - in the 2015 Cricket World Cup after details of the draw were released this morning.

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Brisbane's summer of cricket or discontent

Brisbane's Gabba could remain empty next summer, with a possible absense of international cricket at the venue.

Phil Lutton The Gabba may have missed a World Cup final in 2015 but Queensland Cricket has vowed to fight tooth and nail to ensure the venue isn't deprived of a Test match in 2014.

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Cricket

'Despicable', says cricket chief as he puts Warner and team on notice

Australian cricketer David Warner.

Phil Lutton Cricket Australia has had enough of David Warner's antics and a defective team environment.