A senior Australian Rugby league official recently leaked to Socrates that the ARL are looking at experimenting with the State of Origin team selections for future interstate matches. While not being totally dissatisfied with current arrangements the official argued that it was experimenting with selection rules that turned interstate Rugby League fixtures into the success that … [Read more...]
Whats wrong with the Matildas?
Socrates is worried! Here is a lament from the idiot sports philosopher who has coached multiple sports for multiple years but has recently forsaken his earlier loves for Rugby, Rugby League and Basketball for “the beautiful game.” Some people who have only ever loved soccer will argue that he is not a real football person and that he doesn’t know what he is talking about. They … [Read more...]
Rugby scrum and sports rorts – government employs Spartan approach
I can’t believe that its over two thousand years since I last packed down in the front row of the Athens 1st fifteen. We were good. Especially our scrum. I was the best hooker in the Hellenic Union if I do say so myself. Those Spartan sissies thought that they could match us in the scrumming department, but they were dreaming. We kicked their arses. Time and time … [Read more...]
Ante… I’ve got no problems with the “high line”…. but….
In comparison to Ante Milicic, I know sweet bugger all about the technical aspects of football. I am way too ignorant of the intricacies of his sport to offer a learned opinion on his choices of players or to critically analyse his decision to play “a high line of defence” and a “4-1-4-1” positional structure. Oh, I do have opinions on these matters, but as a rank amateur … [Read more...]
A letter to Alan
Former crap rugby player and current sports philosophy blogger, Tim Edwards, was uncomfortable about influential radio broadcaster Alan Jones' defence of Israel Folau's public social media proclamations about the dim future that homosexuals can expect in the next world. Well, actually, he was more than uncomfortable. He was down right horrified and perplexed. It was all because … [Read more...]