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Purple_Turtle

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United States starting to look like they could be a force in soccer in coming years.



Obviously they have a much bigger population than ours to draw from but it's a shame to compare the recent success of American development programs to ours.
 

Dockeroo

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United States starting to look like they could be a force in soccer in coming years.



Obviously they have a much bigger population than ours to draw from but it's a shame to compare the recent success of American development programs to ours.

They are still miles off the best European and South American sides. The worlds best players will always play in Europe where the big money is. Nice to see someone getting signed from MLS instead of it being a retirement home for over the hill big names in Europe to finish up in.
A-league just can’t compete financially with other football leagues around the world
 

gaskin

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They are still miles off the best European and South American sides. The worlds best players will always play in Europe where the big money is. Nice to see someone getting signed from MLS instead of it being a retirement home for over the hill big names in Europe to finish up in.
A-league just can’t compete financially with other football leagues around the world

Plenty of players are signed from the MLS but like players signed from the A-League, it isn't particularly news worthy.
 

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Piggy Smalls

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Josh Giddey is a freak talent. Just recorded the youngest ever triple double in nba history. Love the way he plays the game, pass first player but not afraid to shoot.
I love that he played NBL instead of college ball before being drafted. The physicality and general quality of the local competition has really helped his development. Having said that he is clearly an incredible talent. His vision and passing are absolute top shelf, he can make plays that not many other players could see.
 

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Ashton Turner. Out of form or overrated? Or both? Or neither?
I think his shoulder injury has ruined his career. He was on fire prior to his injury.
Hard to assess on just T20. Let's wait until the shield starts again to see his impact.
 

BStaff17

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Ashton Turner. Out of form or overrated? Or both? Or neither?

I dont think he is over rated maybe out of form plus what another poster said probably that injury hasnt helped his career.

That one day innings he played at Mohali back in 2019 to win Australia the match was one of the best finishes we have seen since Mike Hussey and Bevan days.

So he has the ability.
 

Piggy Smalls

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I dont think he is over rated maybe out of form plus what another poster said probably that injury hasnt helped his career.

That one day innings he played at Mohali back in 2019 to win Australia the match was one of the best finishes we have seen since Mike Hussey and Bevan days.

So he has the ability.
That knock won us the series after we recovered from 2-0 down didn’t it?
 

PurpleReign

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Now I know Perthnow is just a crappy tabloid website but Catherine Healy is stretching the definition of what constitutes a sports story here. She seems to be only interested in the improper or salacious side of human behaviour.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/t...op-most-read-sport-stories-for-2021-c-5092190

TOP 10 SPORT STORIES IN 2021

1. US swim fans accuse Aussie women’s medley of cheating at Tokyo Olympics
I guess some would call this a sports story.

2. V8 legend Craig Lowndes reveals shame over three-year affair
Not a sports story!

3. World’s sexiest athlete reveals next move after failing to earn Tokyo start
Hundreds of athletes aren’t good enough to make it to the Olympics so why focus on this person?

4. Canada’s sweet reaction losing to Australia in Tokyo’s 4x100m relay
Sports story.

5. Bulldogs star Bailey Smith gives post-GF party pep talk
Not a sports story!

6. Identity of Ben Cousins’ Brownlow Medal date is revealed
Not a sports story!

7. What Australian athletes earn for bringing home Tokyo medal
Sports story.

8. Happy Ben Cousins spotted at local Perth footy match
Not a sports story!

9. WAG Julia Edwards reveals what it’s like dating Docker Bailey Banfield
Not a sports story!

10. Nat Fyfe’s new haircut starts internet buzz
Not a sports story!
 

Square Peg

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Jack Darling wants the phone number of Novak's doctor, pronto
 

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gaskin

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I wonder who gave him the exemption. I thought Dan Andrews said when all this sh*t started that even if the feds said he could come there would be no way he was getting into Victoria if he was unvaxed.
 

estibador

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Now I know Perthnow is just a crappy tabloid website but Catherine Healy is stretching the definition of what constitutes a sports story here. She seems to be only interested in the improper or salacious side of human behaviour.

https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/t...op-most-read-sport-stories-for-2021-c-5092190

TOP 10 SPORT STORIES IN 2021

1. US swim fans accuse Aussie women’s medley of cheating at Tokyo Olympics
I guess some would call this a sports story.

2. V8 legend Craig Lowndes reveals shame over three-year affair
Not a sports story!

3. World’s sexiest athlete reveals next move after failing to earn Tokyo start
Hundreds of athletes aren’t good enough to make it to the Olympics so why focus on this person?

4. Canada’s sweet reaction losing to Australia in Tokyo’s 4x100m relay
Sports story.

5. Bulldogs star Bailey Smith gives post-GF party pep talk
Not a sports story!

6. Identity of Ben Cousins’ Brownlow Medal date is revealed
Not a sports story!

7. What Australian athletes earn for bringing home Tokyo medal
Sports story.

8. Happy Ben Cousins spotted at local Perth footy match
Not a sports story!

9. WAG Julia Edwards reveals what it’s like dating Docker Bailey Banfield
Not a sports story!

10. Nat Fyfe’s new haircut starts internet buzz
Not a sports story!

Not gunna lie, I clicked on your link to see who the 'world's sexiest athlete' was.

I'm blaming you for being an enabler putting the link right there for me though.
 

Scham

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I wonder who gave him the exemption. I thought Dan Andrews said when all this sh*t started that even if the feds said he could come there would be no way he was getting into Victoria if he was unvaxed.


Dan's on an overseas holiday. He'll no doubt fly back in, act like he didn't know and then blame the feds. Modus operandi.
 

holybishop

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Dan's on an overseas holiday. He'll no doubt fly back in, act like he didn't know and then blame the feds. Modus operandi.




Will be hard for Dan to blame the Feds when Tennis Australia just threw his Government under the bus :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
 

stax on the mull

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Bangladesh just beat NZ by 8 wickets in the 1st Test in NZ. So much for being World Test Champions
 

masai tu

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Don't need the vaccine if you're rich.

Wonder how Joe Bloggs application for an exemption would have been treated under the current Covid conditions ?.

In this situation, Novak has the option of full disclosure or ridicule (cynicism) from the crowds. People are human and there is only one way to simmer a backlash .....
 

DragoDelph

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But more detail. Not a lot of grounds for exemption.

Rich (BB code):
Those exemptions include:

An acute major medical condition such as undergoing a major surgery
Any serious adverse event attributed to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine
Evidence of a PCR-confirmed COVID-19 infection in the previous six months
If the person is a risk to themselves or others during the vaccination process due to a developmental or mental health disorder

 

Taylor

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If he already had covid then he is more immune than a vaccinated person.
 

Dale147

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