Underarms, Catamarans and Food Poisonings


Haddin is either a cheat or not fit to keep wicket

It is fortunate New Zealand won in Perth last night. Had they not, Black Cap fans would be understandably pissed off, following Brad Haddin’s disgusting and desperate dismissal of Neil Broom.

Haddin is adamant the ball came off the wickets into his gloves, despite the ball clearly missing the bails, which were only dislodged because his gloves hit them on the way back from being in front of the stumps. It is obvious Haddin knew he had dislodged the bails not the ball as it is evident in his reaction. If Haddin really believes he did not hit the bails then he is visually impaired and not fit to keep wicket at international level.

For Haddin and his captain Ricky Ponting to call into question Daniel Vettori’s honesty is disgusting and cowardly. To label Vettori’s comments “poor” and “low” is hypocritical and indicative of a man with no integrity. Vettori is not the only one critical of Haddin’s actions, and was careful with his words at the post match press conference. Even the Australian commentators at the time noticed something was amiss. Most it appears believe Haddin was in the wrong and he should man up and admit it.

Australia are in decline and getting desperate. Ricky Ponting has been shown up as an average captain and the team is suffering without a few exceptional  players. Fair play and Australian cricket have never gone together, but this incident shows the team has lost the plot. If there was any integrity Cricket Australia should demand Haddin and Ponting apologise to Vettori and Broom. I doubt this will be forthcoming.

Australia’s sporting demise is enjoyable for all sports fans aroundthe world who have tired of their arogance and lack of fair play. Watching them resort to cheating and lying as they lose to all and sundry makes their decline all the more enjoyable. Long may it continue while their morals remain in the gutter.



Oh yeah, the Olympics are on!

How damn slack am I? I’ve gone and started a sports blog and I haven’t posted once during the Olympics. I have been busy, I assure you, so let me catch up. This is what I would’ve been posting. Continue reading



Underarms, Catamarans and Food Poisonings

Anyone who knows me will be aware that I am bit of a sports fan. I will get up at 3am when the All Blacks play the Boks and I will stay up all night to urge on the Blackcaps from the other side of the world. I always love to talk sports. As undergroundnetwork (my other blog) is dedicated mainly to my thoughts on political, social, philosophical and media issues, I’ve started a this blog for my sports rants. As the name suggests, the site is where I will complain about the boys and girls in black being robbed when they lose, and claim they are the best in the world when they win. Just like with undergroundnetwork, I am keen to get other people of like mind on board, particularly those with other political/social issues blogs (nice to have bloggers of different opinions united through sports) who would like to vent their sports passions elsewhere. I am keen to get people with a diverse range of sporting interests involved, as I only follow football, cricket and rugby religiously.

Thank you for checking out the site, please contact me if you want to contribute to the blog.

Cheers,

Paul