On Sunday the 22nd of March 1966, the crew of the Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club surf-boat, “Cabbage Tree I” rowed from the calm safety of Shelly Beach at Manly a few hundred meters out and just around the corner into the twenty foot plus waves that were breaking at Fairy Bower on that day. I have written about the event before. But here we have one of the … [Read more...]
Archives for November 2018
Winx tells it like it is in her exclusive interview!
Socrates: So Winx, when did you first realize that you could run? Winx: I knew I could run as far back as I can remember. I was born in the Hunter Valley. That’s right. A Newcastle girl by birth. A loyal Knights supporter, through and through. My racing colours might look like I am a Newtown girl (or Mewtown girl… given the silly M on the front of the silks) but my heart … [Read more...]
A numbskull’s analysis of Socceroos against South Korea.
Highly regarded “football” pundit, Francis Leach, has given his assessment of the Socceroos performance against South Korea on Saturday night and has come down with the opinion that Australia’s problem is that we don’t have a natural number 9 (central forward/striker) who can optimise opportunities that come from dominating possession by regularly popping the ball into the back … [Read more...]
Small town Rugby League star gives birth to brilliant strategy!
Like many big bloke athletes, a mate of mine (who, incidentally, was the hard man power forward for my high school basketball team), considered himself a tactical mastermind. Not too many years ago, Big David was still playing in the back row for the Warialda Wombats regional Rugby League footy team. As a student of the game and a serious thinker to boot, David used to look for … [Read more...]
Match the famous with their sporting secrets – sports-quizz answers revealed!
Who said that they would give up their career to be awarded just one cap playing rugby for their country? Richard Harris, of course. While many might think that “Dumbledore” would have been more interested in Quiddich, it seems that the Irish master of both stage and screen’s first love was for rugby and he would have given his last dollar to have played for the shamrock … [Read more...]