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Shane Watson: A Care Bear in the Body of a Nordic Superhero

May 24, 2012


By SB Tang The Old Batsman has written a great piece on Shane Watson. However, being a self-described “entirely unqualified Englishman”, he’s gotten one cultural-historical point wrong. He seems to be under the misapprehension that Watson’s physique has somehow gained him an advantage at the Australian selection table (emphasis added): Watson is an Australian straight […]

Michael Clarke and My Year 8 Religious Education Class

May 22, 2012


By SB Tang One day in year 8, our Tasmanian sports-loving religious education (“RE”) teacher — a lifelong South Melbourne Football Club supporter and a qualified cricket umpire — posed the following hypothetical to us in class: how would you feel about one of the worst cricketers in the year 8 “A” team captaining the […]