Monthly Archives: May 2013

Racism in Sport – No Thanks!

Around the world organisations are making an effort to eradicate this cancer from their sport. Every now and then it rears its ugly head. Are we naïve that it was never there to begin with? Perhaps! Racism belongs nowhere. That is the reality. It is for small minds and uneducated neanderthals that lived in yesteryear […]

UCL Final: Borussia Dortmund has the tools and head to beat Bayern Munich

Borussia Dortmund will aim to assert their recent dominance over Bayern Munich later when the teams meet at London’s Wembley Stadium.  Prior to this season Dortmund was the leading team in Germany for the last two seasons. They did however finish 25 points behind the Bavarians this season, as the Bundesliga came to a close […]

Anti-Doping in Australian Sports stepped up by NRL

The NRL has announced a new drug testing initiative to make the sport cleaner of performance enhancing drugs. They have introduced the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), and thus made a commitment to a drug-free sport. The method and way it is conducted will consist of multiple drug tests over time. The NRL advised “even if […]

Mourinho – losing his touch…

The Special One has parted company with Real Madrid by ‘mutual consent’. It appears this is very favourable for him as he looks set to take over at former club Chelsea. His now former club spent €18m to release Mourinho from his Inter Milan contract. Since taking over at Madrid he has spent hundreds of […]

Beckham calls it a day

The date: 18th of May 2013 – The career of David Beckham has come to a close. A wonderful career that saw him play in England, Spain, the United States, Italy and France brought him titles in four of those countries. Despite one game remaining on the French Ligue 1 calendar it looks as though […]

Chelsea wins the Europa League – Whoever said this trophy meant nothing!

Chelsea overcame a fighting effort from Benfica in Amsterdam to secure the Europa League, their second European trophy in succession. Emotions got the better of Benfica players and fans alike and showed visibly to the viewers and the critics that this trophy actually is meaningful. The Europa League is a second tier European competition effectively […]

Challenges developing Australian Rules football in a non-AFL town

How do you attract followers to a sport that is not liked let alone loved? Tough going as the AFL and Greater Western Sydney Giants (GWS) have found out. It is well known that the west of Sydney is a melting-pot for the football many Australians still call soccer. It also has a strong popularity […]

Sir Alex calls it a day

Wonder why there was a strange feeling in the air today? It compounded when the news of Sir Alex Ferguson retiring was announced. The manager since November 1986 at Manchester United, Sir Alex has guided the club from also-rans with a proud history, to the most successful domestic team in England. How can the club […]

Any Substance in Drugs in Australian Sport Debate?

There is an ongoing inquiry to drugs in sports in relation to Australian sports that involves every major sport. As the dust settles from the early investigations, news of the latest report from Essendon Football Club will fuel more discussion. Is this investigation threatening to destabilise the sporting landscape in Australia? Background In February 2013 a […]

Analysis of Dortmund now they are in the Champions League Final

Dortmund have progressed to the UEFA Champions League Final. Despite a loss in the Spanish capital, Borussia Dortmund overcame Real Madrid to advance to the UEFA Champions League final at Wembley. Let’s break down why they will play for the cup. Reasons why they are there: Jürgen Klopp – The manager and string-puller. Has an […]