Posts Tagged ‘japan’

The Punt #99

No winners in #98. Just one week to go until our 100th edition of this great weekly article, and we’ve got something special planned. But for now, our team will be looking to build momentum headed into #100.

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The Punt #96

Matt won, jumping from third into first. Everyone’s in this week, with a few interesting bets… To see what’s doing, head on inside.

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The Punt #65

No winners last week! Disaster for the bottom three, with Ruben heading further into negative territory and Adrian and Matt hovering dangerously close to $0. The big three are flying high, and there are some big risks inside – can we find a winner this weekend?

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Socceroos squad for June Internationals

Qantas Socceroos Head Coach Holger Osieck today named an extended squad of 26-players for the upcoming international friendly match with Denmark (Copenhagen, 2 June 2012) and 2014 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers against Oman (Muscat, 8 June) and Japan (Brisbane, 12 June). Read more…

Socceroos draw Japan in final round of qualification for 2014 World Cup


The Socceroos have drawn arguably the more difficult group for the final phase of qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Read more…

David does RWC – Days 9, 10 and 11

September 23, 2011 Leave a comment

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is well under way in New Zealand, and we’ve sent our Chief Rugby Analyst David Shipton along to cover the entire tournament for us (well… not really. He lives there.)

RWC Days 9, 10 and 11

The RWC has marched on through the week, only taking a break on Monday. The minnow nations that are taking part are beginning to tire a bit and I don’t really blame them. This is one area that I think the IRB needs to take a look at. The minnow’s (basically everyone bar those in the Six Nations and Tri Nations plus Argentina) have had such quick turnarounds that they are getting fatigued in the last 20 minutes of the game and letting the bigger sides romp all over them. How is it fair that they regularly have to play 2 games in a week (including at least one against the top dogs) yet none of the top teams have to play more than once a week? It would help even the playing field so much if they did this. Teams like Fiji and Samoa have enough talent to be competitive and win games against the top 10 but will stand no chance if they have had to back up a couple of days later and play a strong and well rested side? Anyway that’s my rant over, now onto the games. Read more…

David does RWC – Days 4 + 5 + 6

September 17, 2011 1 comment

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is well under way in New Zealand, and we’ve sent our Chief Rugby Analyst David Shipton along to cover the entire tournament for us (well… not really. He lives there.)

RWC Days 4 + 5 + 6

We have had a fair bit to be excited about over here in NZ. The rugby action has been good for the most part, with games being well attended and played in good spirits. There have been a couple of good ones to boot and plenty of well worked tries as well. We move more into the second round, with some of the bigger teams playing over the weekend.  Firstly though, here is a look at what has happened with days 4, 5 and 6. Read more…

Podcast- Summer Series Episode 11

There is a heap of fantastic stuff this week on the show! As the Socceroos prepare for the final of the Asian Cup, we take a look at Holger Osieck’s squad and their chances in the match against Japan. We talk gambling sponsorship in the NRL, debate the future of Alex Brosque, and discuss whether there’s something interesting going on at the SMH. We also take you back to our Grand Final episode (2nd October, 2010), where we heard from Wests Tigers’ Lock Chris Heighington on his decision to chase a NSW and Australian jersey. We preview the 2011 WWE Royal Rumble match, and the Mailbag clears up an issue a couple of readers noticed on our website. Get listening now!

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Asian Cup 2011- Previewed

Yeah OK, I might be a bit too excited about the Asian Cup… I mean, it is the second week in a row that I’m going to be discussing it in my blog… But eh, let’s go with it. It’s going to be awesome. Come on… You know it will be. I thought I’d take a look at each of the groups, and rate the chances of each of the nations. This could be interesting. Read more…

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