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Tuesday Tithbits: 26th May

Turns out ASADA have their doubts about that statement

The last edition for May, and hopefully this is the return to semi-normalcy.


Bronson Xerri was trained by Yu Do Ping


LOOKS LIKE SHARKS ASADA JOKES ARE BACK ON THE MENU BOYS AND GIRLS!

Bronson recently rejected a four year deal from the Sharks… ASADA will probably offer the same length, without the need for a contract, and on vastly reduced pay.

And lastly, how about that timing from NRL.com for their article this morning:

“Pictures taken moments before disaster”

That article mysteriously disappeared just after lunch time, although this AAP story on Fox Sports is still golden.

This line could rival the Dead Parrot sketch:

When I came back first day back with the boys, they tipped me up and said I was looking a lot faster and quicker.

Yes, apparently you can be both faster and quicker.

Instead of rubbing Bronson out for 4 years, they should give him a punishment that’ll really make him regret his actions…

By changing his name to Bronson X Æ A-12.


It would’ve been Day 3 of the French Open


Ah, what an edition 2019 was at Roland Garros….

Odd fact, yesterday was 21 years to the day that World No.3 Pat Rafter played some 17-year-old Swiss wildcard making his Grand Slam debut in the 1st Round of the 1999 tournament.

The Swiss won the 1st Set 7-5, but Mr Bonds Underwear hit back and won in 4 sets, but that kid showed a few glimpses that he had a future in the sport.

The highlight of that video has to be Patrick wearing that pair of red pajama shorts.

Another highlight of ’90s fashion.


Only 2 days remaining until we get non-virtual Australian sport


Let’s remember some of the things we missed out on during the opening 2 rounds of the NRL, which were only 2 millennia months ago.

Kyle Feldt christening North Queensland Stadium by putting the inaugural kick-off out on the full

The Bulldogs figuring out the only way to stop Jason Taumalolo is to try and pull his pants down

Luke Keary summing up why the Chooks are winless

In fairness to Tommy Turbo, that was good defence

Jorge Taufua reaping the soul of another Storm player

And Titans fans making plenty of noise at Robina


This week’s It Happens Moment


With the NRL Preview returning tomorrow, ShIt Happens is scheduled for Thursday, which perfectly coincides with the 20th anniversary of an event that will be replicated once every 120 years….

The Snow Game between Canberra and Wests in the year 2000.

Anyway, watch this space.


Eddie McGuire still wears too many hats


That is all.


A strange realisation


In 2018, the Gold Coast Suns played a ‘home’ game against Fremantle at Optus Stadium (Freo bought the game) because the Suns couldn’t access Carrara with the Commonwealth Games.

Now with this current situation, it’s Fremantle who now have to play a home game at Carrara, although the irony isn’t fulfilled, given the Suns are listed as the home team when the teams meet in ‘Round 4.’


The last time Hawthorn visited Geelong


A 0-2 Hawks team, fresh off finishing 14th in 2005, crunched a high-flying 2-0 Cats team by 52 points on Easter Saturday 2006, a game so lopsided that Alastair Clarkson’s team weren’t invited back to Sleepy Hollow until a reality altering global pandemic.

Even Richie Vandenberg got a Brownlow vote

If you think 14 years without visiting Kardinia Park is a long time, Collingwood haven’t played a home & away game there since 1999, and Essendon haven’t travelled down to Corio Bay in the winter since 1993.

Apparently the league are still waiting for the Dons to win a final… so we’ll be waiting another 20 years.

At least.

On another note, I could go on about the bullshit draw the Hawks were hit with, but alternatively, you could just listen to Jeff Kennett’s thoughts, and lose a few brain cells.


Shadow Hero goes to Honkers for $3.2m


With all this talk and debate about Kinane’s owners not accepting an offer in the ballpark of AUD $2,200,000 to sell him to Honkers, just so he could fail in Brisbane, the owners of the dual Group 1 winning 3YO Shadow Hero (Trainer Mark Newnham) agreed to sell the gelding for a lazy $3.2m.

There’s another thing people forget – David Hayes will be back in Honkers in 2 months.

In this current climate, that is some top notch business from Sweetbriar Equine – $1.5m in stakes, then $3.2m for a horse with no stud value.

Based on the track record of owners in Honkers, we can expect Shadow Hero to run around Sha Tin under the new name of Fat Hairy Prawn.


The Caulfield Cup move keeps building steam


If the Murdoch press are around the mark, it’s all being announced next week by Racing Victoria – The Caulfield Guineas is on November 21, then the Cup on November 28 – The same day as the Winterbottom Stakes over here in the Independent State Of Westralia.

It’s the Spring Carnival, Jim…. Just not as we know it.

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