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Recent Posts by owlhouse

April 07

American recruit scores first goal for the Swans: Patrick Mitchell, a college basketball player from Iowa, signed for AFL's Sydney Swans last year.

posted by owlhouse to other at 02:43 AM - 2 comments

March 30

Through Thick and Thin: Using Manchester United as an example, how happiness doesn't always relate to winning all the time. With real psychology stuff.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 03:10 AM - 2 comments

January 16

The Best Football (Soccer) Writing 2013: It was a good year for the long form piece, judging by this list.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 01:39 AM - 0 comments

December 20

This is Football: Normally the English FA can be relied upon to do something stupid. However, they commissioned poet and writer Musa Okwonga to pen an ode to celebrate their 150th anniversary. With a few special guests.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 12:06 AM - 0 comments

September 22

Football as Religion?: Dennis Bergkamp on motivation, Arsene Wenger and the love of the game.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:44 PM - 4 comments

August 19

Arsenal's Accounts: A forensic analysis of a football club. Where the money comes from, and where it goes. Except, apparently, on new players.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 02:30 AM - 4 comments

July 27

Drugs in Sport: The Game and the Metagame.: How mathematical logic could address some of our concerns.

posted by owlhouse to general at 07:48 AM - 3 comments

May 08

End of an Era. Fergie Out!: Imperial Lord Ferg Sir Alex quits. Here are some highlights of the last 35 years or so of his footballing life.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 06:17 AM - 13 comments

March 19

Brian Lara vs Sachin Tendulkar: And why sports comparisons are meaningless but still jolly good fun.

posted by owlhouse to other at 09:51 PM - 0 comments

March 11

We Can't Accept Mediocrity: Australia sacks four cricketers for not preparing a presentation.

posted by owlhouse to other at 08:41 PM - 3 comments

January 07

What is American Soccer?: A tactical history of the USMNT. From a list of the best football writing 2012.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 03:52 AM - 2 comments

December 18

The Aboriginal Innings: Australia's first national cricket team were all indigenous. What has happened since then? A thoughtful piece from the Global Mail.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 03:51 AM - 2 comments

December 17

Merry Christmas, Spofites.: The best, but mostly worst, of Christmas/football music.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 04:35 AM - 2 comments

October 25

Dodgers to Play 2014 Season Opener in Sydney: according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

posted by owlhouse to baseball at 05:06 AM - 5 comments

September 12

Cover Up At Hillsborough: A British inquiry finds that an official cover up took place after 96 Liverpool fans were crushed to death before their team's FA Cup semi-final in 1989. Prosecutions may now follow.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:18 PM - 4 comments

April 07

September 04

The Rugby World Cup 2011: starts this Friday. Held in New Zealand for the first time since 1987, the home side are hoping they can repeat that victory. Because it's been pretty lean since. And like all other kinds of World Cup, there's the obligatory hoax prostitution story.

posted by owlhouse to other at 03:09 AM - 2 comments

July 30

World Cup 2014 Qualifying Draw: Pre-qualifying has already commenced, but the qualifying groups and formats in each confederation have now been determined.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 11:53 PM - 9 comments

June 20

Top Ten Evil Sports: Doesn't include cheerleading.

posted by owlhouse to general at 09:58 PM - 16 comments

May 30

The Game With The Most At Stake: is won by Swansea, who next season become the first non-English club in the Premier League.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:22 PM - 5 comments

April 28

The Special One Loses It: A remarkable outpouring of frustration, even by his standards.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 12:52 AM - 10 comments

April 24

Play fair, run fast and smile for the camera : Why America is different: "Our sports aren't like real life because we want them to be fair."

posted by owlhouse to culture at 10:48 PM - 6 comments

April 05

Out of Bounds: Sex and the AFL. Some thoughts on sport and its effect on men, women and our power relationships. Sample quote for US readers: “Psychiatry has not taken enough interest in jock culture as a window into other American pathologies.”

posted by owlhouse to culture at 09:59 AM - 1 comment

March 29

More Than Cricket: India versus Pakistan is always full of meaning. This time, it's a World Cup semi final.

posted by owlhouse to other at 07:37 PM - 23 comments

March 16

How to Avoid Penalty Shoot Outs: Hold them before you play extra time. Counter intuitive or good economics?

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 11:14 PM - 11 comments