Sport The Difference

My Opinion On All Things Sport.

‘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 →

Valverde’s On Course For The Freshman’s Tradition

Last night’s Copa del Rey semi-final win against Valencia almost made certain the fact that Barcelona will win at least one trophy this season, if their mean current form is anything to go by. This got me thinking about just... Continue Reading →

Why We Have To Be Patriotic South Africans In 2018

A common adage in sport has taught us that "no two seasons are the same", and that's exactly what I'm about to preach. South African national teams - particularly the 'big three' - did not do too badly in 2017... Continue Reading →

Proteas Bark: ‘If You Can Do It, We Can Do It Too’

If there's something I love more in sport than complete dominance by a team that I support - I have been blessed with a heart that easily falls in love with such teams in football and rugby - it's bouncebackability,... Continue Reading →

Why The Faf Would You Bat First On a ‘Green Mamba’?

South African captain Faf du Plessis made the most bizarre decision yet in the three-match series on only the first day of the first match when, after winning the toss, he chose to bat first on a very bowler-friendly wicket.... Continue Reading →

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