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James Roberts, Football and New Baby

What the hell is all the whining about James Roberts clearing off to play football while his wife was giving birth??   Roberts played football on Friday night, the baby was born on Sunday morning. As well as looking after a new baby, Robert’s wife, Anna Jovanovic, is now having to spend her energy telling …

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You Go Girl

Michelle Jenneke easily wins her heat at the IAAF Junior World Championships last week. She’s got personality too! She came fifth in the final, a not discreditable result. On to Rio in 2016. Well done Michelle!

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Julia’s Advice to Michael Clarke

Well, I guess that’s what she was trying to do; offer advice to the Australian cricket team as they prepare to face Bangladesh in Dhaka. That’s the trouble with Julia – you have to guess what she is trying to do. Partly because the outcomes she achieves never seem to match her stated intentions. We’ll …

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Costello’s Silliness

Wins a bit of attention for The Age. Former Treasurer Peter Costello wrote in his column in The Age on Wednesday: Footballers are not chosen for their moral principles. They do not go into a national draft for budding philanthropists. They can run and catch and kick a ball. What are the clubs thinking when they send them …

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Sorry, Julie, I don’t Agree

I like Julie Bishop. She has been a loyal and hard working deputy leader of the Liberal Party under three different leaders. It is not often I disagree with her. But she said today that she thought it was important that Australia support India’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games. No. It’s not. Or at least, …

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Not Bad for Abos

I ended my post featuring Morgan Freeman with the suggestion: ‘if you don’t think race should make a difference, stop acting like race makes a difference.’ So I was interested to read in Qantas’ in flight magazine about how jolly well some of those indigenous football players are doing. Qantas even has a program to help them along, …

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(non) Racist KFC AD Withdrawn

KFC Australia have withdrawn a TV ad after claims it was racist. Except that it isn’t racist. At all. Not remotely. You would only think this was racist if you viewed it through a large number of racist assumptions. Or with the assumption that US stereotypes about African Americans apply in Australia to any non-European people. The …

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More Advice For Tiger

via Hyscience Tiger Woods will recover as a golfer. Can he recover as a person? Brit Hume says it depends on his faith – what he needs is forgiveness and redemption. Brit’s answer: Think about what the Christian faith has to offer. Wow. It is interesting (and encouraging) to hear that kind of straight talking in a secular news …

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Matthew Johns And Treating Women With Respect

A woman invites a group of footballers back to her room.  According to Matthew Johns “She encouraged the players to come forward, she actually says ‘Someone come forward and have sex with me.’ One player said he would, she said ‘No, no, anyone but you,’ and pointed to me, at which point I declined.” During an interview on the …

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Angel Cabrera Earns More Than Parking Meter

And is the first South American ever to win the US Masters golf tournament. Angel Cabrera’s US Master’s prize money is a $1.35 million share of the $7.5 million dollar purse That’s enough to park in Sydney for nearly 30 years. Or to buy Kylie Minogue 270 facials. I hope the media isn’t too hard on Kylie …

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Good Luck Young Golfer

Eighteen year old New Zealand golfer Danny Lee could become the first amateur winner of an Australian PGA event for ten years. I’m not much of a sports fan really, but I’ll be keeping an eye on the final round today. Good luck mate!

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Serena Wins Australian Open Final

Serena Williams is an amazing athlete. The first set of the final over in 22 minutes without conceding a single point on serve. This makes her the highest earning female athlete in history, with total earnings now approaching $25 million. It also means she joins an elite group of only six other women with ten grand slam victories. At …

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