John Harms watches as the Poms try to arrest their drastic decline, and remembers a low-point in English history. [Includes one of the better descriptions of Warney's Ball of the Century-Ed]
John Harms watches the Poms dismantle the Australian top order in Brisbane.
A very scratchy Mug has a look at today’s Caulfield program and finds a handy Shehu Shagari Special.
John Harms is interviewed as part of this 2 hour podcast by the amazing New Books in Sports network. There are interviews with biography and memoir authors from all over the world, coming at different sports from crazy diverse angles. Do yourself a favour and check out the links attached.
JTH is no Garfield (the Cat) so he knows by quarter time he’s going to be barracking for one team. He has no idea which.
John Harms takes us through the celebrated preliminary final.
Who wins the preliminary finals and why? Leave your thoughts here.
And, under grey skies, and sprinkles of rain, JTH has some thoughts of his own.
“The Wrong Dreams of the dullards and egotists and meglomaniacs of footy look even further from the mark than they already did” writes John Harms in describing the restorative powers of the first round of the finals in this piece about the Cats past few weeks.
John Harms opts for predictable games this weekend. But he was 1 from 4 last week – saved from a duck egg by Carlton.
John Harms thinks the big blokes of Sydney will matter. And Richmond will be a gelatinous mess (at some stage).
Oh, and how can you not like Ken Hinkley who added to his legend last night on The Footy Show?
The noms have come in and the self-appointed Match Committee has picked the latest team. [How did they leave out John Williams? - Ed] The debate continues as this may be getting closer.
Fourth Test – Day 3: Terrific Test Match shows Bell is all class and Lyon is determined and gives us the verb ‘to Watto’
In an absorbing tussle Ian Bell steers England into a strong position.
However, the day will be remembered for the emergence of the verb ‘to Watto’. Some concepts defy the explanation language should provide and I’m not sure what exactly this is but Shane Watson ‘Watto-ed’ last night. Help please.
A couple of months ago John Harms attended a gala dinner and was part of an historic moment: the naming of the provisional team of footballers who grew up (or now live) on dairy farms. Now the team is being refined, so add your further nominations here.
John Harms casts an eye over Round 20 and wonders what chance Collingwood, and whether the Bulldogs can get Mick Malthouse’s head to finally explode.
John Harms spends the night on the couch to see the Australians fight it out, and does not change his view of Kevin Pietersen.
JTH with some thoughts on a round where tipping 1 out of 9 is not out of the question.
AFL Round 14 – Preview: More footy and less circular discussion about media and PR strategy at Essendon please
Is anyone finding the discussion on Essendon mind-numbing? Let them just get over there and get whipped by the locals. John Harms with some thoughts on a round of matches that look very difficult to pick.
AFL Round 13 – Brisbane v Geelong: Unchosen. How the footy gods tired of a bunch of half forward flankers
Sparkling footy from the Lions lifted the hearts of almost everyone as the Cats were left to contemplate the role of decadence in the crumbling of empires. What a memorable game of footy! The day the footy gods abandoned Geelong?
JTH with some thoughts on the final stanza in the dirge that is the bye period. And he can’t find an upset – unless, of course, the gods really are toying with North.
What has Brad Scott done to have such wrath visited upon him?