The Fitz Files

Hunt has broken his teammates' trust

Peter FitzSimons   I would not want to break bread with a bloke like Karmichael Hunt nor play alongside him. And I'd be surprised if his current teammates don't feel the same.

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Like it or not Nick, you will be judged by your behaviour on court

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Peter FitzSimons   Nick Kyrgios needs to change his ways on the tennis court.

The biggest football match this weekend is a clash for the ages

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Peter FitzSimons   It's the clash of the titans, the football finals match to beat them all; our best and brightest against our worthy foes from across the seas, with no quarter asked for nor given, a boots and all fest of blood and guts.

Plenty of sporting idioms to strike out on

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Peter FitzSimons   You know that Channel Seven show Million Dollar Minute, hosted by the affable Simon Reeve?

The vagina monologue: Repression of women, not dress sense

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Peter FitzSimons   Here at TFF, as regular readers will appreciate, we don't often discuss vaginas, but this week we must – both individually, and collectively

The day Ron Clarke received a gold medal

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Peter FitzSimons   Ron Clarke will be remembered as one of the great gentlemen of Australian sport.

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Never-say-die Dellavedova does us proud

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Peter FitzSimons   His toughness! His will to win! His air of self-sacrifice, of doing everything for the team first! In the great Australian tradition of punching above his weight Matthew Dellavedova shines.

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Greg Norman: Not just a monument to sport, but a statue too

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Peter FitzSimons   Having a go at Greg Norman is, I find, like having a go at Alan Jones. It feels soooo good, and you get such a strong and positive reaction to it, that it can seduce you.

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Australia's part in the downfall of Sepp Blatter

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Peter FitzSimons   The greatest book title in the history of the world, seeing as you ask, is American writer Lewis Grizzard's Elvis is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself, while, locally, I was always fond of Spike Milligan's effort, Adolf Hitler: My Part in his Downfall, a collection of his war-time reminiscences.

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Hey Sepp Blatter, time to hand back our $45 million

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Peter FitzSimons   The chickens have finally come home to roost for FIFA.

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Forget Origin, Tahs are back

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Peter FitzSimons   After a slow start, the Waratahs are displaying the form that won them the Super Rugby title last season.

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Golf not needed at Games

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Peter FitzSimons   Told yers. Yonks back, TFF had a rant that the problem with the Olympics letting in sports like tennis and golf is that you would inevitably diminish the glory of the Games.

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Why coaches always rent and don't buy

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Peter FitzSimons   It's the great game - which coach will get sacked first - here's the inside running.

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Take a walk down Fair Dinkum Avenue with me

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Peter FitzSimons   Should it get to court, there is NO reason why he should not pursue his legal rights, in exactly the same way as any other Australian severely injured in a workplace accident might seek redress

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Why Kevin Pietersen is the exception to the No Dickhead Rule

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Peter FitzSimons   Something fascinating is going on in English cricket at the moment.

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Even I'm starting to care about Tests

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Peter FitzSimons    Who'd have thought it? International rugby league just go interesting.

Does a card game bridge the sporting gap?

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Peter FitzSimons   Will bridge players get a fair deal in court?

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$50m for Clarke and crook back? Buddy madness

In the money: Lert's just wait and see regarding Michael Clarke and David Warner.

Peter FitzSimons   Wouldn't' that be exactly like giving Buddy Franklin, with bodgy knees, a ten-year contract in the pre-twilight of his own career, at twice the rate he was previously earning?

Why I won't be watching the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight

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Peter FitzSimons   Too many lives have been destroyed by boxing - time to face the reality that there is nothing sweet about the sweet science.