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The Socceroos cannot be accused of being pikers when it comes to the topic of money spent in the run-up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. FFA has been on a spending spree of sorts, lavishing cash on the effort to bring better results than the previous three tournaments. Many of the sides in

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Round 11 of the Toyota 2018 AFL Premiership competition is in the books. The halfway point has been reached and Round 11. Every club had a match in Round 11, with the Gold Coast Suns and the Port Adelaide Power having had their byes the week prior. The Sydney Swans and the Carlton Blues led

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Tim Cahill and Mark Milligan join the small and select club of football players who have made four World Cup sides, joining the likes of Ronaldo, Cafu and Pele. Well and good and all props to Cahill and Milligan, but so long as it requires two names to identify them, they will never be in

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The month of May is one of the best of the year for punting. The AFL, the NRL and Super Rugby will all offer thousands of markets over the course of the month and even if your tastes lean in the direction of plain vanilla head-to-head betting, the footy codes alone will over several hundred

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It seems as though we cannot get enough 2018 FIFA World Cup news. Really. We are today reduced to reporting that gay football fans have been warned agasint holding hands in Russia out of a concern for their safety. Socceroos fan Joseph Roppolo is out. He has gone to three previous World Cup tournaments, but

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The wise guys have installed the Golden State Warriors as 12-point favourites for tomorrow’s Game 1 of the 2017 – 2018 NBA Championship Finals. That figure represents the largest spread in an NBA Finals since 1991, when G.O.A.T. (sorry LeBron) Michael Jordan led the Chicago Bulls to a 4 – 1 series victory of the

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The Argentinians may be on the prowl, armed with an FA instructional manual on how to score with the Russian women, but Nigeria is taking the opposite tack, with Coach Gernot Rorh issuing a proclamation that the Nigerian squad will under no circumstances be permitted to fraternize with the local lovelies. Yes, the players can

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While Daniel Ricciardo was off in Monaco, winning the Crown Jewel of the F1 circuit, another Aussie, Will Power, was busy winning the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. Power is the first Australian to win motorsport’s biggest race. Power, he of perhaps the best surname in racing, hails from Toowoomba, which, to city names,

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Peru Captain Paolo Guerrero does not intend to go quietly into that good night and has launched another attempt to get reinstated in time to play 2018 FIFA World Cup football. It could be described as a last-ditch attempt, even if we cannot recall an incident where somewhere described prior attempts as “first ditch” or

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For reasons unclear, Ange Postecoglou left his post as coach of the Socceroos after guiding the team through qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament. The post, as we well know, went to Bert van Marwijk, who has plenty with which to deal with a squad that is given hardly any shot of getting

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