Recent Posts by owlhouse

September 20

Mud and Glory: "Of a wet and thunderous sodden Saturday they couldn’t put on any lights fifty-two years ago, there weren’t any to put on. It grew much darker and blacker in vilest intensity with coagulated punch-ups going oddly unnoticed due to the annoying and most profound darkness that at least cost nothing. The dark has always been on the house I think you’ll find. Dark and mud sponsored the game of life back then before the new artificial grass authorities put the kybosh on free thinking."

posted by owlhouse to culture at 04:38 AM - 3 comments

September 04

Tha Art of Coarse Cricket: For some of you, reading this might be akin to deciphering Linear B. But the article and the comments section are some of the funniest things I've ever read about sport.

posted by owlhouse to other at 04:38 AM - 3 comments

August 25

How Football Transfers Work: Player amortisation, agents' fees and broken fax machines explained.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 04:17 AM - 1 comment

August 04

FINA - as bad as FIFA? : The murky waters of international swimming.

posted by owlhouse to olympics at 06:05 AM - 1 comment

July 19

Sport and the Olympics: A Lament: Gideon Haigh, a terrific writer on sport and culture, examines why the Rio Olympics might be the most unappealing in a generation.

posted by owlhouse to general at 09:31 PM - 1 comment

May 26

Putting the Journey Into Journeyman: One man's path into professional football, from Manchester City to Tulsa.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 04:23 AM - 0 comments

April 06

The Fall: It's ostensibly about diving, but that's like saying Moby Dick is about the whale. A great read about how football has changed and is still changing.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 05:06 AM - 3 comments

February 11

Wenger's Arsenal : Jonathan Wilson goes totally postmodern, referencing Said, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Monet, Liszt, Rembrandt, Bach, Matisse, Foster Wallace, Becker and Freud. Actually, that wouldn't be a bad starting XI.

posted by owlhouse to football at 08:04 PM - 9 comments

October 29

The Rugby World Cup Final is on Saturday: between Australia and New Zealand at Twickenham. After over a month of pool matches, quarter finals and semi finals, the best two teams in the world get to slug it out. The winner will be the first three-time holder of the Webb Ellis trophy. Trans-Tasman rivalry at it's finest.

posted by owlhouse to general at 11:50 PM - 8 comments

October 22

Howard Kendall, the former Everton player and manager, died last week. : This isn't just about him, though. Some of these stories shared by Guardian readers have a way of getting in and warming your soul.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 05:40 AM - 3 comments

September 18

Rugby (Union) World Cup Starts Tonight: As usual, the All Blacks will be favourites, but this time around it's a bit more open. England, Australia, France, South Africa and Ireland could all be in with a shout. Usually with Rugby World Cups, the pools are fairly predictable, and action won't get interesting until the knockout stages at the Quarter Finals. However, this year the Pool of Death (TM) means that one of England, Australia or Wales will be going or staying home early.

posted by owlhouse to general at 04:07 AM - 10 comments

September 10

Cheating in Sports: With computers and downloadable apps.

posted by owlhouse to other at 03:25 AM - 4 comments

July 15

Australian Rules Tactics: For a long time, they didn't seem to actually exist. A new book delves into the history of coaching, and tries to explain what's happening to the average punter.

posted by owlhouse to general at 10:28 AM - 0 comments

July 09

The Ashes. Explained.: England and Australia resume their 148 year old cricket rivalry.

posted by owlhouse to other at 12:30 PM - 6 comments

June 02

Matthew Dellavedova and the Australian Way.: “What the fuck are you staring at?” That’s the attitude Australia takes into the world, in sport as in much else."

posted by owlhouse to basketball at 12:20 AM - 6 comments

May 07

Yes, But Is It A Sport?: A landmark court case in Britain to judge whether Bridge is a sport or not. Significant lottery funding is at stake.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 05:11 AM - 4 comments

May 06

The Man Who Never Was, Or Who Was He?: The story of Clifford Grey and the gold medal winning 1928 and 1932 bobsled team.

posted by owlhouse to olympics at 05:07 AM - 1 comment

April 22

Arsene Wenger, The Martyr: The sacrifices involved in playing the beautiful game.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 02:38 AM - 2 comments

April 07

Around the ballparks.: In celebration of opening day, the best food in the MLB.

posted by owlhouse to baseball at 01:04 AM - 3 comments

March 24

Cyclones and Grass Roots Football: The Nerimbera Magpies. The soul of a town.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 05:40 AM - 0 comments

February 18

Last Man (or Woman): A game for those not interested in NFL. Or at least the Superbowl result.

posted by owlhouse to football at 12:15 AM - 5 comments

February 04

People Who Like Sport Remember Their Lives Better Than People Who Don't.: A long rambling look through 2005. Life, death, divorce. And cricket.

posted by owlhouse to culture at 08:52 PM - 0 comments

February 01

Coming of Age: The long, hard luck story of Australian football may be coming to an end.

posted by owlhouse to soccer at 09:57 PM - 3 comments

January 29

Crowd Catch: The lengths some people will go to to catch a ball in the crowd. Also, in cricket, using a mitt is illegal.

posted by owlhouse to other at 04:53 AM - 2 comments

December 04

Requiem for Phillip Hughes: "So rest in peace my little brother. I'll see you out in the middle."

posted by owlhouse to culture at 04:07 AM - 1 comment