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Sport The Difference

My Opinion On All Things Sport.

When Small Ambition Made a Football Club Champions

Newly-crowned kings of South African football, Bidvest Wits, finally broke their 90-year-old duck by winning the Absa Premiership title for the first time in the club’s history and what’s even more spectacular is that they didn’t even need a great... Continue Reading →

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A Brimming Lion Hopes For A Contest in Jukskei Derby

So I've made plans to go watch my beloved Emirates Lions once again at their den, the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg, and as you can imagine, I'm very excited. Excited not only that I'm going to watch some Super... Continue Reading →

One Aussie Down, Two To Go

Those are the words I tweeted on Saturday afternoon after the mighty Emirates Lions got off to a brilliant start in their tour of Australia, by beating the Western Force 24-15 in Perth, much to the welcome reaction of many... Continue Reading →

Maybe It Is Indeed Time For a Managerial Change at Barça

After watching my beloved FC Barcelona on Tuesday night in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg against Juventus, I feel that Luis Enrique's announcement that he will be stepping down as Barça manager at the end of this season was... Continue Reading →

Pitso’s Favouritism Hurt Downs Against Chiefs

For the first time in a long time, I feel that Mamelodi Sundowns' loss against Kaizer Chiefs on Saturday should be blamed squarely on their coach, Pitso 'Jingles' Mosimane. The reason for this is simple: keeping Khama Billiat on the pitch for... Continue Reading →

Ackers Needs Time To Think About England, Not Starting XV

It came as a surprise (a pleasant one) when Emirates Lions coach, Johan Ackermann, announced his starting fifteen as early as yesterday for this weekend's Vodacom Super Rugby match against the Cell C Sharks to take place at the Emirates... Continue Reading →

The Super Rugby Famine is Finally Kicked Into Touch!

It's been forever, hasn't it? Well, it feels like that to me because last season's tournament was that much interesting, especially if, like me, you enjoyed your team's run. That is why is it with absolute pleasure that I write... Continue Reading →

Be a Doubting Thomas on Pep at Your Own Risk!

My brother, an avid Chelsea fan, says he's still "not convinced" about Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. This, of course, is due to the unconvincing manner in which the Citizens have gone about their business this season under the tutelage... Continue Reading →

Summer’s Intoxicating Heat and a Sobering Reality

It's extremely hot in Ekurhuleni (the east of Johannesburg) these days, but that's not all too surprising because, after all, it is officially summer. I find myself thinking a lot about Test cricket when temperatures are this scorching, because it... Continue Reading →

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