Women’s Footy – VFL: Mel Kuys

The inaugural VFL Women’s captain of the Box Hill Hawks Mel Kuys talks leadership and the future ahead for her side.

St Kilda’s late season prediction and captaincy in 2017

St Kilda had the bye and Yoshi assesses and predicts the fortunes for his Saints in the remainder of 2016.

Crio’s Q? “Foreman material?”

Fans used to be happy enough with a good player. Nowadays, it seems, leaders are identified after a handful of games. Reckon I’d rather a 200 game CHF, says Crio.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 15) : Let’s Be Serious, That’s Just S–thouse Batting

“The Kane household thrives on a level of competition that makes ‘The Hunger Games’ look like ‘The Brady Bunch’”. Callum O’Connor continues his Lower Plenty Third XI season diary, where our heroes need a big kill over North Eltham.

Seasons in the Sun (Part Thirteen): The Return of Statler and Waldorf

The mighty Lower Plenty Thirds edge closer to booking a finals spot amidst consternation from those who are, as The Benevolent Leader will undoubtedly agree, Muppets.

Adelaide Test, Australia v India – Day Two: “Do your job”

Day Two saw what will be one of Michael Clarke’s more memorable centuries – but what will it cost him and his side? Callum O’Connor reports.

Seasons in the Sun (Part 5): Late scratchings and run outs

Late scratchings, a heavy track and a testing head wind don’t deter the Lower Plenty Thirds. Callum O’Connor says that if you can’t bowl them out, you can always run them out. (Should we pass this on to Boof? – Ed.)

Crio’s Question: Can bad boys make good leaders?

Crio applies a bit of lateral, counter-intuitive thinking to the question of captaincy selections. Can the responsibility transform ‘bad boys’ like NRL’s Todd Carney? Odd examples and nominations please.

The Clarke Captaincy revisited

Bernard Whimpress remains unconvinced by Clarke’s captaincy, in particular the constant bowling changes. Three and four-over spells does not enable the bowler to devise and implement a plan.

An early Easter miracle: the potential (and frightening) resurrection of Shane Watson

Maybe it is the impending arrival of Easter, however the death and resurrection of Shane Watson in the last week has been one of truly miraculous proportions.

Watson as Captain? Give me a break, we have jumped the shark

Sean Curtain is begging you. Don’t give the rumours that Watson could captain Australia in Clarke’s absence any air lest they actually come true. (And what more does Hussey have to do?)

Captain Oh Captain

by Andrew Weiss  Over the past few months there have been announcements of captains for various teams in the AFL, Australian cricket teams and even this last weekend in the A-league. For some it was just a temporary appointment, for others hopefully a long term position. Whenever captains are announced there is often quite heated debate [Read more]