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A New Era Begins

Finally…..finally Cricket Australia has listened to all the calls for heads to roll in the higher echelons of the selection table. With the Argus review reaching its conclusions on Thursday, it has been reported that head selector Andrew Hilditch, Greg Chappell and current coach Tim Nielsen have all no longer got their jobs. Continue reading

Coaching Carousel and Crowd Control

Two big issues in the AFL this week, so big, so contenscious, so mind-blowingly massive that we need two writers to bang their heads against the wall. MV and JW with you for this article, where we will take a look at the current coaching situation in the AFL surrounding Rodney Eade, the Western Bulldogs, Mick Malthouse, Adelaide and also Melbourne. We will also delve into the now large issue of crowd management and whether Collingwood fans are the correct fans to take centre stage in this fight. Continue reading

Reeza Hendricks – Remember the name!

The Emerging Players Tournament, currently being played in the northern states of Australia is a series between the best young cricketing talent from Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa. The series, which started earlier in July, has seen a number of youngsters stake their claims for higher honours however none more so than Reeza Hendricks, the talented opening batsman from South Africa.
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Summer of Hope for Australian Cricket

From its glory days back in the early part of the century, Australian Cricket seems to have hit a crossroads. The International Men’s team is now the 5th ranked test side in the World, and faces a summer which could make things worse. On the One day front things are still quite good, despite not giving a yelp at the 2011 ICC World Cup Australia is still ranked Number 1 in the 50 over format.
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Bledisloe Cup Stays with New Zealand

The anticipated first up clash between the All Blacks and the Wallabies played out on Saturday night and lived up to its hype, at least for the New Zealand supporters. The All Blacks were dominant, the Wallabies lacking, and the Auckland crowd loved it as NZ triumphed 30-14 to keep the Bledisloe Cup in the country for another year.
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The AFL’s Free Money

The pressure is on the AFL to try and give the competition a more even spread of success heading into the future. After the past two weeks of footy we have seen a number of massive blowout victories by Carlton, Collingwood and mainly Geelong. The Cats have a grand total of 336 points separating them and the teams they have played in the past two weeks, Carlton defeating Melbourne by 80pts and Collingwood defeating Port Adelaide by 138pts. With this in mind, the AFL has confirmed more hand-outs for struggling clubs. Continue reading