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Game Of Thrones: The Top 10 Sporting Moments of 2012

Game Of Thrones: The Top 10 Sporting Moments of 2012

by / October 15, 2012 / No Comments

I woke up the following morning to the most eloquent text message I’ve ever received from my dad: “Fucking City.”

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T20: It’s Just Not Cricket

T20: It’s Just Not Cricket

by / October 15, 2012 / No Comments

It would take a very, very convincing argument to say that the Blackcaps are actually good, but I’ll do my best. Sort of.

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Nothin’ But Net

Nothin’ But Net

by / September 24, 2012 / No Comments

If the players actually respect each other, they’ll show it how they like. While this will mean players like John Terry find themselves very lonely in the warm-down, is it really any more than he deserves?

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Nothin’ But Net

Nothin’ But Net

by / September 10, 2012 / No Comments

I mean, a Tour de France cyclist doped? What’s new? That’s not a headline, it’s the unofficial slogan of the Tour.

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Nothin’ But Net

Nothin’ But Net

by / August 13, 2012 / No Comments

As an excitable sports fan with a fairly short attention span, I understand the appeal. Plus, for me, bandwagon jumpers help raise the attendance at Phoenix games from four to five thousand twice a year.

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Nothin’ But Net

Nothin’ But Net

by / July 16, 2012 / No Comments

This may sound odd, but it might pay to hope that Spain is a time machine. The more I look at the Spanish football team and their recent success, the more I see glimpses of the All Blacks in them. More importantly, I see what the All Blacks can do to replicate their success.

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Nothin’ But Net – Heavy Lifting

Nothin’ But Net – Heavy Lifting

by / May 28, 2012 / No Comments

I can say with some certainty that this will be the one and only netball yarn I am capable of spinning this year. But despite my fairly glaring illiteracy in netball the events of the last week or so have been pretty interesting in the ANZ Championship (wow, that’s a sentence I never thought I’d say). [...]

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Nothin’ But Net – A Beginner’s Guide To Watching Rugby

Nothin’ But Net – A Beginner’s Guide To Watching Rugby

by / May 14, 2012 / No Comments

The nation’s attention span for rugby was, until October last year, quadrennially called into question. By the time the final whistle blew against France, it was clear: we are a country of complete rugby nuts. But are we doing it right? New Zealand rugby fans have always seemed to express their adulation or frustration with [...]

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Nothin’ But Net – Breakers Break Glass

Nothin’ But Net – Breakers Break Glass

by / April 30, 2012 / No Comments

A grand final, a third finals appearance and now a title on paper looks like a good return for New Zealand in the past six months. No doubt the Warriors, Phoenix, and now Breakers are starting to seriously establish themselves in Australian leagues, but there’s still a tiny representation of Kiwi talent in these competitions. And [...]

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Nothin’ But Net: A Match Made In Hell

Nothin’ But Net: A Match Made In Hell

by / April 2, 2012 / No Comments

Sometimes things just click. Things like coffee and chocolate, Ross and Rachel, Jesse Ryder and cheap booze and Richie Benaud and retirement (fingers crossed!). Then again, at the same time things can go so horrifically and painfully together that it’s a mystery they didn’t spontaneously combust at the time of asking. Last weekend I had [...]

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