Crio thinks ‘team bonding’ is over-rated. Does liking your team mates help performance? Let us know what you think.
Have you looked beyond the obvious when seeing tracks around the nation? Crio waxes lyrical.
Ah, the name game – titles appropriate for your role in life. Cardinal Sin, anyone? What are your offerings?
Crio wants to know your favourite greyhair/greybeard/greyhorse/greyhound/greybondage performers. Nominations please.
What else could it be this week but The Cup? Remember your first?
Was one of your best wins the result of something other than picking the form? Who’s prepared to admit to the success of a whim, a mistake, or dumb luck?
The goal square full of streamers. The desperate search for discarded tickets when the protest siren sounds. Colour and movement or the disposable society? Crio asks us to reveal our true allegiances: oral expressive or anal retentive?
Bill Shorten has got the second toughest gig in Australia. Crio asks who gets the real challenge of managing the Socceroos?
The term “Manager”, long deployed in European football, is nowadays appropriate for AFL. Is coach still an appropriate term in footy? And as fan/player/member/parent…what do you want from the Club figurehead?
Is criticism of the Grand Final justified? And, what’s your favourite game of 2013?
The “Family” Club seems to have become a foster family franchise. The old “top up your list” concept has been overhauled by the Hawks’ brilliant recruitment. Have any other Premiership aspirants had such a diverse collection of players?
The merry-go-round is already turning. Players are retiring – voluntarily or otherwise – or on the move… and jumper numbers will be up for grabs. Which famous numbers have been worn by forgettable players in the past?
Crio’s Question: who are the genuine sportslovers among the ranks of actors and singers and other celebs?
When a dishevelled Tim Rogers bounded across my TV screen on his way to footy finals, I wondered about other muso/celebs who are serious disciples of sport. Who are they? Mick Jagger at Lord’s, Rod Stewart at Parkhead and Jack Nicholson at LA Lakers are my opening bids.
Media doesn’t bother to give you the story – it feeds you the emotional response. Is this a new phenomenon or just more apparent these days?
Kosi hasn’t enjoyed footy in years. Andrew Agassi confessed to hating tennis. What has happened to the sport is fun mantra? And of current sportsmen and women, who does or doesn’t subscribe?
There are plenty of accepted labels – quick bowlers are madmen (Merv Hughes); middle order batsmen are laconic (M.Waugh) – but other sportsmen break the mould (Mike Fitzpatrick wasn’t your stereotypical dumb, crazy ruckman of the era). Who fits the mould, and who broke it?
The long sleeve guernsey seems to be consigned to history. What long sleeve-wearing players and designs would you curate for the MCG Museum’s display?
The Crows and The Power look set to field reserves in the SANFL from next season. Meanwhile, debate rages on the process in WA. How can the status of the iconic SANFL and WAFL competitions be best preserved?
Some teams receive just as much support playing away as at home – Liverpool at the G the most recent example, but many Storm fans swap allegiances when the NZ NRL team visits Melbourne. Conversely, some say the English crickets lose their advantage in Birmingham. Where else are the “white shorts” well supported?
Was anyone genuinely thrilled for the Gold Coast when they won on Saturday dusk – as distinct from the schadenfreude of the Pies’ loss?