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Tuesday Tithbits: 25th February

I just realised it’s the 25th.

Welcome to the last Tuesday Tithbits of February 2020, the Tuesday post that makes as much sense as Donald Trump opening a cricket stadium in India…. and trying to pronounce Sachin Tendulkar.


Nick Kyrgios is back in Acapulco

He’s apparently on Wednesday afternoon, it’s his first tournament back since his 4th Round in Melbourne, and of course, Nick is the defending champion in Mexico, a victory that gave me this classic image.

Hola, Señor Rey Kyrgios!


Another crazy stat from the Fremantle-Collingwood AFLW game

The coaches votes came through on Monday, and Collingwood, despite losing by 3 points, took 27 out of the 30 Coaches votes available (Voted 5-4-3-2-1) .

Pie Jaimee Lambert scored another perfect 10, moving her to a perfect 30 votes from 3 games – The only Freo player to get votes was Hayley Miller.

It absolutely smashed the old joint AFLW record of 17 votes by a losing team, and was greater than the current AFL record of 25, set by Melbourne in Round 2 2010, ironically, against Collingwood.

I distinctly remember that 2010 game was on Easter Saturday, and Ricky ‘Bobby’ Pettard dropped a mark in the goal square with 2 seconds left, handing Collingwood a 1 point win.

Amazing to think the lowly Dees nearly beat the eventual premiers twice – They ended with a 1 point loss and a draw.

Anyway, back on topic – The Pies got the votes…. The Dockers got the points.


Early thoughts on the Women’s World Cup

After 2 games, I find it personally reassuring that our lady cricketers, despite being the best performed team in the world for the last 5 years, are showing great camaraderie with every single male cricketer in Australia.

They have absolutely no idea how to handle a subcontinental pie getting thrown down at them.

These first 2 games have made me feel like watching the usual Big Bash club cricketers face Rashid Khan.

Old mate Poonam Yadav on Friday with her 4 wickets, then Shashikala Siriwardene had a field day with Beth Mooney, and unless I’m mistaken, she should have had Meg Lanning caught behind, but the Sri Lankans pissed away a review earlier.

Regardless, the Aussies somehow still won that Sri Lanka match after being 3/10…. which they were only a 98% chance of winning pre-game.

Next up, Bangladesh in Canberra…. The key is momentum.


The Best Australian Guineas Field in years

Stuff the Chipping Norton and the Surround (Which shouldn’t even be a Group 1), this potential field on Saturday is lit:

Alligator Blood & Catalyst in the CS Hayes rematch

Alabama Express – Group 1 CF Orr winner

Chenier – Could be anything

Dalasan – Multiple Group 2 winner

Superstorm – The Wizard, enough said

Soul Patch – Will be there

And potentially Caulfield Guineas winner Super Seth is also nominated, but is unlikely to run on a 7 day backup.

The amazing thing is Chenier could very easily win.


Cameron Green confirmed as the second coming of Flintoff

Here’s his latest Sheffield Shield effort down in Tassie to put WA in a good position.

And the amazing thing is he still can’t bowl with that dodgy back.

What a brilliant career he has ahead of him… until someone makes the mistake of listening to Ricky Ponting, and rushes him into the Australian Test team.


All Black Ardie Saeva interested in an NRL move

Says he wants to play for either the Storm or Easts (The Sonny Bill method), but like most former All Blacks wanting to switch to the 13-player game, there’s only one place he can end up.

Brisbane.


The NBL Playoffs begin this weekend

Sydney play Melbourne in a rematch of last year’s Semi-Finals (This time the Kings get home court), and the Wildcats play the Taipans as they look to make it 4 NBL Grand Final appearances in 5 seasons.

I can see the NBL crying out with hope that the Wildcats beat the Taipans… Simply because they Cats will draw a crowd, and then the league will be able to beat the living heck out of the East Coast vs West Coast angle.


Jesinta and Buddy’s daughter is born

What a moment in life for the Big Bud and Mrs Bud (Formerly Ms Campbell) – It goes without saying that little Tullulah, at 48 hours of age, already has a better right foot than her dad does.

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