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Our Not-So-Impartial Views On All Things Sport.

Five-Day Cricket For Two Years Straight? Love The Sound of That!

By: Khunulogo Mpolokeng   “With innovation, chances are slim that you’ll fail,” I advised a lady friend of mine the other day, but the conversation was not about cricket, sadly. My assumption is that she knows nothing about it, anyway;... Continue Reading →


Drunken Conversations and a Centenary For a ‘Beast’

  By: Izzy Maloyi.   I’ve always been amazed at how spontaneous learning can be at times – often happening in the places you least expect it to. I guess one might say the element of surprise is the beauty... Continue Reading →

Winning a Plate or World Championship, They All Were Victorious

At a time when I had a feeling that I had created a sentence that had the potential to be officially recognized as a ‘famous quote’, I created another: “When it comes to winning, the context doesn’t matter.” This was... Continue Reading →

La Furia Roja, Through and Through!

The thought of my beloved Spanish national team gives me a sense of optimism going into next month’s FIFA World Cup, more so now that the 23-man squad – which duly includes my favourite footballer in the world, Sergio Busquets... Continue Reading →

‘Untouchable’ Status Now Within Touching Distance

After avoiding defeat against the last of the opponents I thought would provide a serious threat to my beloved FC Barcelona’s invincible La Liga season, I think it’s now safe to predict with some confidence that we will, for the... Continue Reading →

Possession Doesn’t Win You Matches, It Wins Titles

To a lover of football teams that subscribe to the philosophy of keeping the ball and trying to dictate terms in each and every game – as is the case with my beloved Mamelodi Sundowns, Barcelona and the newly-crowned English... Continue Reading →

#AbsaPrem title win will be nothing worth celebrating

The 2016/2017 Absa Premiership season has been very difficult to watch so far, firstly because the standard of football has been shockingly poor and secondly because it has shown me how right the league's detractors have been about it over... Continue Reading →

A Pace Attack Lover’s Wet Dream Is Upon Us

As a lover of test cricket, I take great pleasure in writing the words, ‘real cricket is back!’ when referring to the return of my beloved Proteas to the longer format of the game after the recent catastrophic white ball... Continue Reading →

Not A Bad Start For de Lions’ New Bruins Trust

Heading to the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg yesterday for the mighty Emirates Lions’ first Super Rugby match of the 2018 season, I already had my reservations about new coach Swys de Bruin, who took over from the great Johan... Continue Reading →

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