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Behind the barriers: Five bets for Sunday November 4

Looks to be really competitive racing on Sunday, where I’m keen on a couple at Muswellbrook. Here are my five plays for the afternoon. Bet One- Win- Muswellbrook Race Two Number 9 Bubbles Ball The Kris Lees/Andrew Gibbons combo has been lethal this season and I think they can continue that at the Brook, starting […]

The comprehensive end-of-year review: Gold Coast Suns

This is the eighth of nineteen articles that are looking at the meta-results for both team and players, as collected from ELO-Following Football’s wide range of sources. Presenting, the Gold Coast Suns. Back in 2017 The team finished in 17th place with a home-and-away record of 6-16 with a percentage of 76 – and that […]

Full Melbourne Cup barrier draw results; Yucatan draws 23

2018 Melbourne Cup favourite Yucatan has been dealt a blow ahead of the big race on Tuesday, ending up in barrier number 23 following the barrier draw event at Flemington Racecourse. The most coveted barrier of all – number five – was actually the first to be picked after Red Cardinal (horse no. 14, Darren […]

AFL Trade Wrap Day 8: Tom Scully, Steven May, Tim Kelly and more

The 2018 AFL trade period is set for a barnstorming finish tomorrow, with a number of small moves on day eight of the player movement window setting the scene for high drama ahead of the 8:30pm (AEDT) deadline. The biggest deadline of the day came right before the final siren, with Tom Scully completing his […]

The Robin Hood of sports reaches for its quiver

Australia don’t lose rugby league Tests often – but when they do, it’s usually when there has been a sudden loss of talent or an oversupply, with too many good players being squeezed into the side to please too many people. Since the 1970s, the dip has only ever been temporary. But – in the […]

Australia on the brink of something special in UAE

Australia achieved something significant by drawing the first Test against Pakistan but starting today they have a chance to do something truly special – win a Test series in Asia. Since Australia’s golden era ended a decade ago, they quite incredibly have won just three out of 24 Tests in Asia and, for a long […]

The top 50 NRL players of 2018: 40-31

In the second part of my series running through the top 50 players in the NRL, we move through players 40-31 on the list, with more big changes from the start of the year. » Part 1 (50-41) 40. Anthony Milford (Brisbane Broncos) Rank at start of season: 12 Milford has taken one of the […]

It’s time for A-League fireworks, and I don’t mean flares

The previews have been written and the squads assembled. The A-League season launches into action on Friday. It should be the final incarnation of the ten-team competition. An expansion decision is due momentarily, unless of course the recent disturbances to and redirection of the FFA board bring about a serious case of cold feet. Hopefully, […]

The four we always suspected are through, but who makes the NRC final?

Before the National Rugby Championship kicked off for 2018, and as the squads started trickling through in the weeks before the season began, it looked on paper at least that there were four pretty obvious standout sides. Those four – Fiji, Queensland Country, the Western Force, and Canberra – are now through to the semi-finals […]

The Wallabies forwards need to be accountable and go back to the future for Bledisloe 3

With the third and final Bledisloe Cup encounter for 2018 drawing ever closer, in partnership with Sage, premium partner of the Invictus Games, we look at how a greater sense of accountability in the forwards can help Australia match it with the All Blacks. I can remember the first time I watched the Wallabies live, […]