Of course – Piping Lane, 1972. (Apologies if you have had trouble posting comments)

I just heard a most surprising thing. So surprised was I that I just had to do some quick checking around and share my findings with you. And what, I can hear you ask, was this surprising thing? Between 1922 and 2013 no Tasmanian bred thoroughbred raced in the Cox Plate.  I know. Mind boggling. So […]

Much has been written about the South Sydney ‘Rabbitohs’ in the lead up to tonight’s National Rugby League Grand Final – and now doubt much more will be written now they have won their first flag in forty three years. But here’s a little curiosity I dug up from 1969, the year South Sydney finished […]

It has been decided: Scotland The Brave will remain part of the United Kingdom. And with all the talk of Caledonia these last few weeks, it was inevitable my attention would turn to a great Caledonian sporting invention – Curling. In its modern form teams of four (called rinks) slide 20 kilo-ish stones across 40 yards […]

Since the Tiger Train crashed so spectacularly at the Adelaide Oval eight days ago, I’ve been preoccupied. WHICH BANDWAGON SHOULD I JUMP ON NOW? I’m torn between North Melbourne and Port. While I love the way Port Power (cliche alert) ‘go about their football’, I feel that any team that can dispense with the Axis […]

On the 27th of September 1980 I began to hate the Richmond Football Club. Over the last 34 years my views have softened – there was a time in the mid ’90s when I quite liked the Tiges – but for the most part I have regarded them as a mildly annoying football team with a […]

I’m a bit late posting this week. I’ve been distracted, waiting for the announcement of the teams. And finally, this morning, the order was named and I am pleased to tell you that Chris Kennedy and the Reverend Rob Glenny will be opening the batting. Huh? Haven’t you heard? The Vatican XI representing the St Peter’s […]

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