NRL 2008 ~ Round 8 Preview (May 3 & 4)

2 05 2008


Where does all my time go?

Alright, really quickly. We’ll start with last weeks results:

NRL Round 7

Titans 36 def Warriors 24

Sharks lost to Tigers 16 – 20 (YAY!)

Sea Eagles def Bulldogs 30 – 22

Cowboys lost to Storm 10 – 12

Dragons def Roosters 26 – 6

Broncos def Rabbitohs 32 – 18

So only 3/6 last week folks. Terribly sorry if any of you lost your house using my tips. I promise to try better this week though I am going for two upsets.

Knights vs Titans

I’ll take the Titans for their second away win of the season. Their defence, though not the points points wise in the comp, is the most structured and I think the Knights will have a real problem with that. A lot rests on how their City vs Country players back up: Laffranchi, Delaney and Minichiello for the Titans along with Buderus and Cross for the knights.

Titans by 8

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NRL 2008 ~ Round 7 Preview (April 25 – 28)

25 04 2008

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Anzac Cove Memorial

This is a special week on the Australian Calendar where we mark the anniversary of the proudest moment in our National History – the landing of the ANZAC’S at Gallipoli in 1915. We use this day not only in memory of that battle, but all Australian war time involvement. It is a great honour for our top rugby league players to play on this special day and throughout the weekend. We see these young men in uniforms go into “battle” in our great sporting arenas and reflect upon their deeds.

At the same time we remember other young men, in other uniforms going into the battles of wars in far off lands in years past and present . We reflect upon the national significance of their deeds and wonder to ourselves, “Will we never learn.”

Dragons vs Roosters

One thing that can be said for the Dragons so far this year, they are consistent. Have not looked like striking any sort of form at all this year. One would think that with Wayne Bennett arriving to coach them next year, they would be trying to show why he should keep them on the playing roster for next year. Missing Mark Gasnier is a blow yes but they have had little success this year even with him in the side. Can’t be used as an excuse.

The Roosters’ loss last week against the Knights was probably a good thing. Players that had mixed success last year may have been getting to high in the sky with this season’s early successes. Showed in the first half that sixty percent of possession is useful in building a lead. They also showed they may be fragile if starved of the ball.

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I Love Soccer/Football

22 01 2008

When it’s like this:

Personal favourites are the guy who gets hit in the head twice in a row… the guy who goals, then runs to the empty stand for cheers… and the guy who goals off his own face.


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Blogsifting: Maid to deliver…

20 09 2007

Yuka Haneda is one helluva maid…Lots and lots and lost and lots of great things out there in Blogfrica (not a single damn one of you has suggested a BETTER term… well… from all 3 of my readers! 😉 )… and here at With Malice we’ll do all the work for you.  Almost like having a maid (tho’ nothing quite like the lovely Yuka Haneda)…

    1. Introducing Liston… well… I guess you have to actually read some of his stuff to really get it… even then, I don’t think anyone truly *gets* Liston. Enjoy this piece that he wrote at BlownCoverage. Bring your own grain of salt. Liston also writes at Epic Carnival if you want more of him than his own site offers… 😉
    2. LB over at Larry Brown Sports did this excellent interview with the delectable Rachel Specter.  Colour me green with envy.
    3. Oscar’s been a very bad boyWith Leather.
    4. Asterisk this.  Over at Signal to Noise.
    5. I love it when people give a nod to High School sports… went to a High School football game.  Pity about the trashing from the band tho’… guess they learnt that at band-camp… (I know… trashy and overdone reference).
    6. The first basketball blog I ever read – HoopsAddict – brings us a podcast on New York playground legend, Ron Johnson.
    7. Phenomenal story here pointing to an even more phenomenal story.  Doberman On The Diamond – great work guys, great work.

    That’s all, see you all tomorrow.

    Kicking Balls: Hawks gone, Eagles dusted

    18 09 2007

    Kicking Balls

    AFL Finals Week 2- Review

    Well, what a sensational weekend of football, and to back it up one of the worst kept secrets in the sport has come to fruition with Chris Judd announcing his decision to return to Victoria.

    West Coast vs Collingwood
    The Magpies fight on, and Eagles fans will wonder how, for the 3rd week in a row, they let a handy lead be eroded so meekly. Collingwood win again…The Pies at times looked overwhelmed by West Coasts second string on-ballers, with Priddis and Cox dominant… but every time the Eagles looked to have the game in control Collingwood fought their way back into the contest. Josh Fraser didn’t take the field for Collingwood, whilst Eagles fans may wish Ash Hansen never did – as his premature comeback ended the only way it could: with him playing 10 minutes before re-injuring his hamstring. Read the rest of this entry »

    Top Sports Stories in Japan… (September 18)

    18 09 2007

    Hot indeed…

    Damn… hot again today!

    Anyway… today’s top sports stories in Japan:

    Top Sports Stories in Japan… (Sept 17)

    17 09 2007

    Jarah Mariano & friend…Day off today – National Holiday!


    Anyway, in today’s sports headlines in Japan: