Loris Karius is a very good soccer player. He is the number one choice goal keeper for English Premier League soccer team Liverpool. That means that the young man is a very wealthy young man. Wealthy, talented and good looking. Unfortunately for Loris, all his talent, wealth and good looks could not save him from having a really bad day last Sunday. He wasn’t brought low by the … [Read more...]
Archives for May 2018
The ancient art of cheating at golf
For about the last eight years I have been a regular hacker on the golf course at Mullumbimby. In that time, my game has not improved one iota. And to be brutally honest, I would have to say the same of the blokes with whom I play. Big Fella, a left-hander (“there’s me and Phil Mickelson,” he’ll boast, before hooking his drive into the brown-snake infested rough), generally … [Read more...]
Olympic success – the countries that (really) excel… and how Australia doesn’t rate!
Most of us sports-mad Australians like to think that we punch well above our weight when it comes to Olympic competition. Australians, and our media, just love the medal table that we believe shows what a superior sporting nation we are. If the numbers of medals that we win, per capita, are any measure of how well we perform at Olympic sports then we better think again. The … [Read more...]
Caitlin Foord – Playing sport for a living in a foreign land.
Fast, strong, courageous, smart and skilful, Caitlin Foord is not only one of the Matilda’s best players she is one of the most valuable soccer players in the world. Having played at the very top level of her profession in forward, mid-field and defensive roles, Foord is no one-trick wonder. Unlike many other footballers she is versatile. A coach can drop her into almost any … [Read more...]
The Queen – A sports lover with no time for uppity colonials…
Now that HRH, Queen Elizabeth II has departed this earthly domain we, her subjects, have been left to lament the loss of a remarkable woman. For weeks we have heard the personal testimonies of hundreds who had met her or "knew her personally" and countless stories of her acts of kindness have been recounted. Selfless, dutiful, witty, humorous, resilient, steadfast and dedicated … [Read more...]