The David Beckham Phenomenon

Everyone has heard of David Beckham. Affectionately nicknamed “Golden Balls”, he is not the most talented nor the most iconic player to grace the pitch in the nineties and noughties, so how on earth did he become the global brand that he is today? He Played For One Of the Bes Teams Of All Time Let’s face it, if Becks had played for some unknown backwater, he would definitely not have experienced his rise to stardom quite as he did. He career really began when he signed on to the mega team Manchester United, and began to attract the attention […]

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Barnes’ Wife is Pleading for Partners of Players to Step Up

Barnes’ Wife is Pleading for Partners of Players to Step Up

John Barnes’ wife is asking that the partners of other AFL players battling brain injuries related to concussion come forward in order to seek help. Rowena Barnes is forming a support group ahead of a Federal Court concussion damages action looming against the Australian Football League and its clubs. While the rest of us have been enjoying the kind of relaxation and entertainment real money slots provides over the silly season, Mrs Barnes has been struggling to deal with the epileptic seizures her husband suffers from, which she firmly believes are as a result of the concussions Barnes underwent during […]

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AFL Expectations for 2018

AFL Expectations for 2018 Let’s have a look at what has gone and what’s to come next year in terms of the AFL! Wayne Milera Will Have a Chance to Shine With Charlie Cameron moving to the Brisbane Lions, the door has opened for gifted youngster Wayne Milera to become a regular feature in the Adelaide Crows’ forward line. Milera was the 11th overall pick in the NAB AFL Draft of 2015, and has shown glimpses of genius in the 24 games he has played since then. Milera has shown an ability to make something great out of nothing, locking […]

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AFL Match Review Panel Overhaul Aims for More Certainty and Consistency

AFL Match Review Panel Overhaul Aims for More Certainty and Consistency It is thanks to Adrian Anderson that the AFL’s tribunal system was revolutionised with the aim to be the delivery of consistency and certainty. He was the reason an elaborate points system was brought in, along with a precursory judging panel and a schedule for penalties. The guiding light was that the AFL wanted to be able to provide a reasonable predictability of outcome, and they wanted the entire thing to be independent of the League, with the judging panel not just at arm’s length, but actually out of […]

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A Sexual Harassment Scandal for the AFL

A Sexual Harassment Scandal for the AFL A senior figure for the AFL club is currently being investigated for a complaint about sexual harassment. The Sunday Herald Sun has revealed that the club received a complaint about this man’s behaviour towards a woman and the club, following the appropriate procedures for something like this, then forwarded the complaint on to the AFL. The League has confirmed that the complaint has been received. The Horrorshow that 2017 Has Been Punters who enjoy the online roulette NZ has to offer will be forgiven for keeping their eyes trained on the spinning wheel […]

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The AFL Ladder

As I have previously written before about, the Australian Rules Football commenced in the late 1900s, and grew in strength and popularity until it is now the most popular sport in Australia. It is one of the things Australians are well known for AFL and Kangaroos (okay there are lots more). The league now has 18 teams in all Australian states (besides Tasmania), with matches played from Australia to China, it is now has an international fan base. Each of these teams is part of what is known as the AFL ladder, which lists and ranks the team’s performance and […]

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Football Most Popular Sport

Why Football is the World’s Most Popular Sport

There can be no doubt that Football, or Soccer as it is called in North America, is the most popular sports game in the world to play, watch and bet on. Everyone can agree on that, and will cite several reasons as to why this is the case. The main ideas have been brought together here. Football Has International Appeal Almost every country in the world has its own Football team, and FIFA is responsible for several major contests throughout the year as well as the World Cup every 4 years. Not many other sports can boast that kind of […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins four Ballon d’Or’s

Cristiano Ronaldo Four Ballon d’Or’s

Cristiano Ronaldo is hailed as one of modern time’s best soccer players. The Portuguese born 28 year old recently won not one, but four coveted Ballon d’Or trophies in a career highlight which will stay with him for the rest of his life. The fact that he has done so in the era of the great Lionel Messi even further displays his extraordinary talent. Tremendous Form Up to the winning of the most recent trophy, Cristiano Ronaldo has been in tremendous form on the field scoring 10 goals in Real Madrid’s last five 2016/17 Champions League games; five against Bayern […]

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Top 5 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever

Top 5 Most Expensive Baseball Cards Ever

While we may not be able to explain it, as humans we tend to spend exorbitant amounts of money on things we don’t really need, especially when we have the financial means to do so and passion comes into play. This is basically how the exciting and expensive world of baseball card trading came to life, with many wanting to get their hands on rare collectables and willing to purchase them for the same amount as a fairly average house. There are some that can be picked up for 10 cents at a local mall convention, but we’re more interested […]

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Most Popular Footballers in History - Pele

Most Popular Footballers in History

Easily the most watched and played sport the world has ever seen, football has seen some incredibly talented athletes over the many years it has been delivering unmatched thrills to our fields and our screens. With so many gifted players going down in history, we thought we’d try narrow it down a little. We’re taking a look at the best of the best, and we’re doing it according to 5 different factors: Ability/Skill Success/Trophies Longevity Individual Brilliance The Fear Factor (Whether they make a lasting impact on competitors) 5. Franz Beckenbauer Considered to be one of the most graceful players […]

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