A lot of love for Buddy

When Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin stepped away from footy last season due to an ongoing mental health condition, fans across the country wondered if we would ever see him in full flight again. Nick says we need not have worried.

US Masters: Shaking the ‘Simpson’ gene

Sport has a knack of producing moments that make you smile uncontrollably; that putt on 18 has rocketed to the top of my list.

Round Two Reflections: Forward 50 has become “The Land of the Giants”

  by Nick Sculley Round one of 2012 will be hard to top this season. One match decided after the siren, two more by less than a kick and the old-fashioned shootout was back in vogue. Fast-forward a week and round two had taken some of the gloss off an exemplary first round. Two 100-point plus [Read more]

US Masters Preview

US Masters Preview: The Battle of the Internationals at Augusta by Nick Sculley I’m not usually one for making bold and outlandish statements, but this year’s US Masters is shaping as the most hotly-contested in decades. Luke Donald recently regained the world number one ranking from the hottest property in world golf Rory McIlroy. American [Read more]

Round One Reflections

by Nick Sculley It’s been a long wait but the AFL has returned with a bang over the past two weeks. Hawthorn v Collingwood, North Melbourne v Essendon & Fremantle v Geelong have all staked their claims for match of the season status, whilst Scott Thompson continued his love affair with playing the Gold Coast [Read more]

My Australian XI for Boxing Day

With the pre-season and rookie drafts done and dusted it’s time to take a look at the state of Australian cricket. Unlike many others who were calling this past week’s defeat one of the lowest moments in Australian cricket, I see it more as a wake-up call. This side needs a total overhaul for the [Read more]

Melbourne get the Heart pumping

  by Nick Sculley There have been times this season when you could be forgiven for thinking that the Melbourne Heart were indeed the biggest club in the A-League, rather than their cross-town rivals. However there has always been a missing link; whether it is their inability to put the Victory to the sword in [Read more]

Saints Season of False Dawns So Far

By Nick Sculley It has been a season of false dawns for St.Kilda with each of the opening four matches following a familiar script. In round one against the now undefeated Cats the Saints led all day and should never have lost. In round two, and again on Thursday night, the men from Morabbin blew [Read more]

Business as usual

by Nick Sculley After yet another tumultuous off-season the Saints have adopted a siege mentality. The St.Kilda versus the world idea has been enforced by coach and captain alike, and to an extent it has acted to deflect any excess attention away from the club.  As a loyal St.Kilda supporter this summer’s indiscretions and controversies [Read more]