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

#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 →

Come on Mighty Pirates – Enough Foreplay Already!

By: Izzy Maloyi (@izzy_hugo on Twitter)   I write this as a displeased Orlando Pirates fan who has had enough of watching his team playing without hunger and passion. The once mighty Soweto giants have seemingly forfeited the glorious tittle,... Continue Reading →

Sundowns Win, Vila Gong Mirror Rubbish PSL

The quality of football in this season’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) is simply rubbish! I think you would either be blind or a lover of all things average to disagree. Take yesterday’s Absa Premiership match between my beloved Mamelodi Sundowns... Continue Reading →

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