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Some of his early hiccups behind him following his recruitment by the Collingwood Magpies at the end of 2014, American Mason Cox’s campaign to date in the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition coincided nicely with the Pies’ nice run. Collingwood currently finds itself in unfamiliar territory, second on the ladder and part of a four-club

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One indication that a footy club might not quite be ready for prime time and going deep into finals is that of a stumble agasint a club that should supply an easy W. The prime example from Round 15 of the Toyota 2018 AFL premiership competition belongs to the Melbourne Demons. They have been climbing

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Late in the game between Portugal and Uruguay, when the cause seemed lost for the Portuguese and Christiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo got into an ugly encounter with the referee for the match, Mexico’s Cesar Ramos, who promptly booked Ronaldo and made him ineligible for the next match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament, a booking

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Fourteen of the 16 slots for the Knockout Stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cups Finals have been filled. In Group A, Uruguay is through after winning all three of its Group matches. Could we swap them for the Socceroos? The will play Portugal. Russia was somewhat of a surprise finished second in the group

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The question apparently directed toward Jordan de Goey is will he give up the rising Collingwood Magpies for the mediocre North Melbourne Kangaroos in exchange for a five year deal worth $5 million. Fairfax Media reports that this is the lure being dangled in front of de Goey, who is playing out his current arrangement

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While we prepare to endure a dead rubber State of Origin match is Brisbane, we had a practice run when we saw the 0 – 0 draw foisted upon the patrons by France and Denmark. Both are through to the knockout stage and took the pitch for an entirely ceremonial 90 minutes of dribbling and

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In the future, near and distant, or at least for the duration of our memories, we will try to write nothing by praise when the subject turns to Adelaide football manger Brett Burton, who in speaking of us and those of our ilk said, “Maybe in 1998 you might have (gotten away with things) but

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Sooner or later, the ball has to find the net, does it not? The Socceroos have earned plenty of chances and they looked to be the much better side in the 1 – 1 draw with Denmark, but Coach Bert van Marwijk needs to find the player to provide some scoring if the Australians are

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It would have taken the gold medal in the 10m platform competition at the Olympic Games. We are speaking of the dive by Cristiano Ronaldo. He scored the decider in Portugal’s 1 – 0 win that sent Morocco to the exits. His header in the fourth minute was all that was necessary. It was his

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That nice round number of 500 was dangling right there in front of the Poms, but they had to settle for 481 in demonstrating that things will get rougher than a South African Test ball before they get smoother for the Australian cricketers. England beat Australia by 242 runs, a disgraceful outcome by any measure,

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