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December supplies plenty of punting opportunities. The bookmakers’ markets are loaded with cricket. International cricket, interstate cricket, short format cricket. Jiminy Cricket. India is coming in for a Test tour at the beginning of the month. Other countries will be in action, so overseas markets will be abundant. Victoria is at the top of the

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The New York Jets went nowhere in the 2018 – 2019 season of the NFL competition, but it was not through any fault of their Aussie punter, Lachlan Edwards. Edwards was born in the Melbourne suburb of Hastings and seemed destined for a fate of Australian Rules anonymity. He had some top shelf company during

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Ignoring for the moment the seeming favourtism afforded to the teams in the AFL Premiership competition that ply their trade in Victoria, there seems to be a wave of enthusiasm for the prospects of the Melbourne Demons in the Toyota 2019 AFL Premiership competition. The Dees last won a premiership in 1964. Elvis was still

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Well then, the solution seems obvious. Australia should play cricket only in Australia, as they seem to be getting the upper hand on India and are on the verge of a first Test victory since a certain unfortunate incident that occurred while on tour in South Africa. It might be a bit premature, but optimism

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A reversal of the usual trend finds NRL clubs Wests Tigers and Parramatta Eels going after South Sydney’s young Robert Jennings. More common is to hear Souths linked with any big name NRL rugger who is coming up on contract time. Jennings has a new feather on his resume, or bullet-point on his cap, having

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“I fear that all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve,” were the words of Isoroku Yamamoto following the “successful” surprise attack on the U.S. Navy fleet in Hawaii 77 years and a week ago today. Almost eight decades later, the quote has new relevance for

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You have this brand new oval in Perth sitting idle during the summer. What to do? Perth and Optus Stadium have as their goal lifting the Boxing Day Test from the MCG or the New Year’s Test from SCG. It was something of an exaggeration to say Optus is sitting idle. Shield is played there

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“Do not worry, the Maginot Line will hold them.” “Hungry peasants are not cause for concern.” “Renault engines will take the team to F1 poles and podiums in 2019, as the motors will be at least the equal of Mercedes and Ferrari.” All three statements represent French optimism at its finest. We know what happened

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The culprit behind the Wallabies dismal 2018, a year that saw only for wins from 13 Tests, to produce the worst finish since we were in nappies, was not the fault of the coach, the players, or the organisation and suggestions that the Wallabies play only Italy were not helpful. The villain in the piece

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