I woke up the following morning to the most eloquent text message I’ve ever received from my dad: “Fucking City.”
Author Archive: Joe Gallagher
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.
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). [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]