CRICKET AUSTRALIA’S FAILURE STARTS AT THE TOP

4 April 2018 Comments 5

You all know my thoughts about the recent ball tampering scandal in Aussie cricket. I wrote about it here; as well as for Huff Post.

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Should we be fixing it if it ain’t actually broke?

29 March 2018 Comments 0

A hot topic that has struck me in the short time I’ve been in Sydney is the issue of stadiums.

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WHAT THE LEADERSHIP GROUP OF THE AUSTRALIAN CRICKET TEAM DID IS JUST NOT CRICKET

26 March 2018 Comments 3

Wow. What was the ‘leadership group’ of the Australian cricket team thinking? What planet did they come down from where they thought any part of what they were involved in was actually appropriate?

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THE WORKERS CUP – HOLDING QATAR TO ACCOUNT

2 March 2018 Comments 0

Three years ago, I went to Doha to look at what all the fuss was about for myself when it came to workers’ conditions in Qatar.

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WHAT IS THERE TO CONSIDER MR BACH?

23 February 2018 Comments 1

I have to admit I am really into the Winter Olympics. It’s a bit strange in light of growing up in Australia, the driest continent on earth, surrounded by ocean and beautiful beaches, blessed with pretty good weather and lots of sunshine, the Winter Olympics have, in a weird way, always been front of mind every four years.

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A PAGE-TURNER BOOK ABOUT FOOTBALL THAT I COULDN’T PUT DOWN

6 February 2018 Comments 1

Excuse the radio silence in January! I’d love to say it was because I was having a long break, whizzing down some ski slopes somewhere, or even back in Australia taking in the cricket and the tennis, but no – it’s been work. Quite a lot is happening and I’ll be happy to share more about that later in the year.

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The good, the bad and the hopeful of sport in 2017

29 December 2017 Comments 2

It’s been another big year in sport – unfortunately, for as much as the bad things as the good.

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WELL DONE TO A GIANT OF RUGBY LEAGUE, JT

19 December 2017 Comments 0

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Qatar does a good thing

4 December 2017 Comments 2

Two months ago I wrote about how Qatar could start to improve their battered image in the world. The battering started with the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to them seven years ago, and hasn’t let up.

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Want equality in sport? Here’s a club that didn’t stuff around

27 November 2017 Comments 3

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that the gender pay gap is no more apparent than in the world of sport.

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Hey Qatar, here’s how to spend £222 million and do some good

16 October 2017 Comments 5

About seven years ago, the wife of the former Emir of Qatar wowed a global audience when presenting her country’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup with a simple question along the lines of ‘When will it be the right time for the Middle East to host the World Cup?’

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Do you have #SkinInTheGame when it comes to marriage equality? We do!

5 October 2017 Comments 0

You can’t be in Australia and not be aware of the marriage equality survey that’s currently underway.

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If you’re a fan, and not a number, it’s time to #RiseUp

5 September 2017 Comments 0

As I am regularly and frequently in England, I am familiar with the frustration of supporters of clubs such as Blackpool, Leyton Orient and Coventry City to name a few.

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Farce of a fight

25 August 2017 Comments 0

Is this so-called ‘fight of the century’ really a fight, or is more of a farce?

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4 More Years for Brian Cookson

8 August 2017 Comments 2

I think the whole world is sick of elections – that is, that part of the world that holds them! But there’s one important one in sport coming up later this year that I want to write about. Already, the campaigning has started.

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How Kristen Worley changed the rules on gender verification

27 July 2017 Comments 0

Earlier in the year, I wrote about a wonderful woman we’ve been working with, Kristen Worley.

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Sponsor Walks, or Sponsor Pushed?

13 July 2017 Comments 0

It was interesting to read that long-time FIFA sponsor, McDonald’s, is thinking about walking away from its sponsorship of the World Cup that is roughly thought to be valued at $300-$400 million every four years. It comes on top of McDonald’s ending their 41-year relationship with the Olympic Movement recently also.

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Against the Odds

3 July 2017 Comments 1

Everyone loves a ‘feel good’ moment – and I’ve got two today.

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What sort of man is Michael Garcia?

30 June 2017 Comments 2

In case you hadn’t noticed, the ‘Garcia Report’ was released this week after lurking in locked drawers of desks in Zurich, Sydney, Munich and New York where the few people who were supposed to have a copy kept it. Sepp Blatter even sneaked one home from the office before he left, I’m led to understand.

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Oh, those Russians

15 June 2017 Comments 4

As an all-round sports fan, I admit I find it hard to get that interested in FIFA’s Confederations Cup at any time. The tournament started back in the 1990s as a way of spreading the ‘love’ – FIFA style, if you get my drift – around the football world. Over the years, it’s developed as a dress rehearsal for the World Cup the year after, as much for the hosts as anyone else.

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