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Once The Party Is Over…

Congratulations to Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos on qualifying for their fourth consecutive FIFA World Cup. No mean achievement by a non-traditional footballing nation. However it was not plain sailing, and the team and coach had to do it the

Time For Deeper Analysis

So the Socceroos will play Honduras home and away to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next year. Last night they eventually scraped home against a spirited Syria team. The left hand post of Mat Ryan’s goal, keeping

Vale: Vera Caslavska – A Remarkable Woman

How many people have heard of the gymnast Vera Caslavska, who passed away yesterday? Selfishly her death struck me with great sadness as I had been endeavouring to find a way to meet her and interview her. I wanted to

Success Should Not Come Down to Medals Alone

“Win or die” was the wording of a telegram allegedly sent by Italy’s fascist dictator Benito Mussolini to coach of the Italian football team, Vittorio Pozzo, before the 1938 World Cup final. The document never survived and some players have

Upgraded Medals Should be Awarded at the Games

Australia’s Jared Tallent finished in the same place as he did at the end of the 50km walk in London and Beijing at the Rio Olympics, only this time he was quick to state that he was proud to stand

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