Crio’s Q? The player-umpire relationship quandary.

Players: let umpires do their job (and stay out of their space).
Umpires: the players are not your mates. Hands off. Shut up and do your job.
Crio suggests that the rules of engagement need to be clear…and enforced.

Crio’s Q? – “Character development” ; is it better to win or lose?

This week Crio asks; When does ‘learning how to win’ become a culture of failure? How much does the attitude to succeed play in learning from loss?

Crio’s Question: Retirement Planning?

Crio asks about the practice of retiring player numbers and the different reasons in different sports.

Crio’s Q? Can commentators cross over?

Listening to Matt Hill call footy has Crio calling for comments on those who have been able to pull it off.

Crio’s Q?: Kicking it old school on the training track

Getting flogged on the training track for hours on end in boggy conditions on cold wintery nights are a thing of the past for modern-day professional footballers. With this week’s question, Crio wants to know which time-honoured training drills and skills might be things of the past in the modern era.

Crio’s Q? – Tackling concussion head-on!

Crio draws our attention to head injuries and their looming influence on football (of various codes). Players, lawyers, administrators, supporters – we’re all involved.

Crio’s Q? – What do you actually expect from your coach?

A beauty of a question from Crio this week. There’s the old footy maxim: It’s easier to sack one coach than 18 players and a recruiting office. Are we expecting too much of the men in the coaching hot-seat? At what point does a holistic analysis of coaching performance come into play?

Crio’s Q?… The Resurrection Shuffle

For his question this week, Crio taps into the Easter message of Resurrection. We all love a good back-from-the dead narrative in sports, but what about when comebacks don’t work?

Crio’s Question: Leopards Changing Spots

Justin Langer and Kevin Muscat have begun singing from a remarkably different hymn sheet since leaving their playing days for coaching careers. Crio looks at sporting leopards who change their spots

Crio’s Q? Game Abandoned

The remarkable conclusion to yesterday’s Brisbane Roar vs Wellington Phoenix game in the A-League has sent Crio down memory lane for some of the most bizarre conclusions to sporting contests you’ve seen or been involved in – nature enforced, or otherwise.

Crio’s Q? Thinking through the ‘Cage Fighting’ debate; help please.

‘Cage Fighting’ is a new sport, a new activity. Crio is trying to get his head around the debate over it.

Crio’s Question – AFL Club Memberships – Why?

Crio’s sceptical – first I’ve heard of it. As PJ Keating said, always back self-interest.

Crio’s Q? : Classic Racing Programs

TVN is about to formally pull the plug on its broadcast operations. Crio recalls the demise of some other great shows with a focus on the sport of Kings.

Crio’s Question: Secret Stardom?

Crio follows his cricket as closely as his racing. He was shocked to find that the West Indies captain at the World Cup is someone he’s never heard of. Who else has reached lofty heights before you even noticed them?

Crio’s Question: Beware the Ides of March….or…?

Ever had a bad feeling or a bad omen that came true about your team or your selection? Crio asks about the portents of doom for your boys or the (un)faithful steed?

Crio’s Question: Any room at the stables?

Crio reflects on the growing necessity to book ahead for prime sporting contests. What happened to our birthright to check the weather; our hangover; our finances; and make a last minute decision about turning up?

Crio’s Q?

How do you like your celebrations? Quiet reflection and relief or party like it’s 1999? Crio reflects on how title and championship celebrations are covered in different sports, both here and abroad.

Crio’s Q? – Sport and Politics

The 2015 Asian Cup has caused Crio to delve into that morally ambiguous place where sport and politics often collide

Crio’s Question: Is T20 good for the game?

Crio has spotted a truism developing and throws us this one to consider. Is T20 really good for the game?

Crio’s Q? Loved and Unloved?

Some possum stirring from Crio as he asks for the Appreciated XI v Despised XI.