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Skittled: Who would have picked Longstaff to cut such a swath?
Opinion
Australia

Skittled: Who would have picked Longstaff to cut such a swath?

After another one bites the dust at the hands of the modest former wicketkeeper Simon Longstaff, a weighty agenda awaits the new Cricket Australia board.

  • by Peter FitzSimons

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Cricket crisis a long time coming ... and we wrote about it 10 years ago

Cricket crisis a long time coming ... and we wrote about it 10 years ago

Let the record show that the problems at the high end of Australian cricket have been around for years. Peter Roebuck wrote about them a decade ago after another scandal.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Stand down, Mr Peever, this fluster-cluck is on your watch
Cricket Australia

Stand down, Mr Peever, this fluster-cluck is on your watch

If the ball-tampering episode was a mere “hiccup”, just what would an actual cancer look like? Throw all the board positions open, and start again.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Pull your head in Barnaby - you've been sent off
Opinion
Opinion

Pull your head in Barnaby - you've been sent off

Good morning Barnaby, hope you are well. Mate, since the Wentworth byelection particularly, you’ve been like a dog let off a chain,

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Time to take stock of the great and good of the sporting world
The Fitz Files

Time to take stock of the great and good of the sporting world

As the winter codes fade into the rearviewmirror for another year, it's time to look at where the smart money is when it comes to investing in the sport market.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Political football:  Humane Treatment of Refugees 1 – Hard-arse Mob 0
Socceroos

Political football: Humane Treatment of Refugees 1 – Hard-arse Mob 0

Sports story of the week? That’s an easy one. Thomas Deng and Awer Mabil and their rise from South Sudan refugees to Socceroo glory.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
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Eels won't cop paying for stadium splurge madness, so why should we?

Eels won't cop paying for stadium splurge madness, so why should we?

Parramatta don't think the new Western Sydney Stadium is worth three times the one it replaced. But there's still time to stop the SFS rebuild.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Losing the plot: Everest marketing is one gamble that didn't pay off

Losing the plot: Everest marketing is one gamble that didn't pay off

The spin put out by some that the controversy was all part of Racing NSW’s brilliant plan to get the Everest airplay is hilarious!

  • by Peter FitzSimons
Invoking Hillsborough for stadium rebuild a bridge too far
Opinion
Opinion

Invoking Hillsborough for stadium rebuild a bridge too far

If, after all the other arguments have been knocked over, safety is the only argument left, I respectfully submit that it is game over.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
What happens when the likes of Kipchoge defy the 'impossible'

What happens when the likes of Kipchoge defy the 'impossible'

As Tiger Woods changed golf and Bannister pushed Landy beyond the magical four-minute mile, the Kenyan runner makes a two-hour marathon less of a pipe dream.

  • by Peter FitzSimons
No right or wrong answer in Serena case, but Gillard had a point ...
Opinion
Opinion

No right or wrong answer in Serena case, but Gillard had a point ...

Julia Gillard once captured the flaw of reducing the nuances of sexism into a soundbite generalisation. The same can be applied to the Serena Williams meltdown.

  • by Peter FitzSimons