For some reason I thought the Dally M Awards would be on this weekend.
Turns out I’m as good a judge of starting times as Anthony Milford, as you’ll soon find out.
Steve Smith and Jack Leach honour Chris Rogers after the Ashes
With Michael Slater possibly explaining his last bender to British TV in the background.
By day, he is Steve Smith, by night, he is mild-mannered journalist Peter Devereux.
Of course, that Tweet by the ECB did lead to Specsavers popping up again.
Proof the Giants will defeat Collingwood this weekend
The Sydney Olympic Park signwriters have spoiled the AFL’s plot.
Essendon’s coaching succession plan
So with Ben Rutten officially taking over from John Worsfold after 2020, I guess that means that in 2021, The Bombers are going to be piloted… by The Truck!
I’m still not over the Hopman Cup being theoretically murdered, but here we go, a tournament that actually gets the Top 10 in the men’s game to play in Australia before the Open.
The final 5 countries will be decided based on the ATP Rankings on November 13.
Most notably, the Big 3 have been split up- Novak plays in Brisbane, we finally get to see Rafa play in Perth (He never played a Hopman Cup), and Federer plays in Sydney.
But of course, Sydney will also get Novak.
Dennis Novak, playing as the Austrian No.2.
Pound for pound, Brisbane probably gets the best lot, given they’ll be able to see Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Sascha Zverev, the madman Gael Monfils, with our local hopes in Saint Nicholas and The Demon.
As well as Rafa, Daniil Medvedev will be in Perth, although unfortunately we won’t get a US Open Final rematch, due to them being in separate groups.
So they couldn’t score a point, and they couldn’t get three pyramids to line up either.
But let me get this straight- Those players weren’t drinking, weren’t enjoying the nose candies, they had fun on the one armed bandits, all of them except David Fifita were back at the hotel by midnight, and they made it to breakfast at 7am the next morning.
If you ask me, that’s some pre-game preparation I can get behind.
Also, this line from the story is a deadset pisser.
A pub patron who sat next to (Anthony) Milford as he played the pokies asked him what time he was playing the next day.
“I knew the game started at 4pm but Milford turned to me and said: ‘I think it’s at six, eh’. He wasn’t taking the piss, he was dead set,” the source said.
Well… that explains why they didn’t score a point before 6 o’clock.
Adam Trinder getting abused for Mystic Journey’s loss in the Makybe Diva.
Emails, Facebook messages, text message, phone calls.
All for running 2nd to the annual fluke 100-1 Group 1 winner.
Just looking at it, some of the abuse is stupider than the stuff I spurt out on a Saturday in that Review.
All from blocked numbers – stuff like she’s a dog, you should dig a hole and shoot her, really derogatory stuff.From RSN
I couldn’t believe it. I honestly wanted to take her away and hide her.
What horseshit, Adam won’t be the one to kill ‘Betty’ – If anything, it’ll probably be the European raiders giving her and the other Australian horses windburn in the Cox Plate.
The Snow in Goulburn
And I thought snowing during that Hawks-Giants game in Canberra was the weirdest snow event I’d seen this year… not only did it snow in Goulburn, it snowed heavily…. in September.
Goulburn’s No.1 trainer in Danny Williams took a few photos during trackwork, as he prepares one his still to be determined runners (She Knows, Floki or Highway SixtySix) for The Koscioszko at Randwick next month.
In St Moritz, they’d call that a Good 3.
The Marsh Cup begins on Saturday
Fantastic to see Cricket Australia rename the One Day trophy after the First Family of Australian cricket.
Quite fittingly, the opening game is WA playing Victoria at the WACA.