Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pup gets his chance......

Michael Clarke gets his chance at the final Sydney Test.

If they win, and he scores a 100 in either innings, there is no doubt he will be
appointed the new Australian Cricket Captain. How quickly things can change in
sport !

If he fails, on both counts, it creates a significant dilemma for the selectors, who else
could lead our Cricket team that resembles the Graham Yallop side's of the 80's ?
A big question.......

Time to be brave and bring in the youth !

Nothing to lose.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Shane Radbone: Boxing Test Massacre.......

Shane Radbone: Boxing Test Massacre.......: "Regardless of the calls for Warnie to come out of retirement have fallen on deaf ears, the Australian team look like suffering the worst def..."

Boxing Test Massacre.......

Regardless of the calls for Warnie to come out of retirement have fallen on deaf ears, the Australian team look like suffering the worst defeat in our proud history.

Watching the team bundled out for 98 and the war cry's from the Balmy Army was all too much as up to 30,000 people left at tea time Day 1.

Why do they leave the Cricket early, but never leave their AFL team ? Why the difference ?

You have to feel for Ponting, he is unlikely to have a S. Waugh type of send off, which is a tragedy.

It seems that Dean Jones may be right, have we bred a new breed of Australian cricketer that is soft ? Where is the aggro and mental toughness ?

Bring back Boonie and Merv !

Friday, December 24, 2010

Shane Radbone: Boxing Day Test.

Shane Radbone: Boxing Day Test.: "The time has come for the Aussie's to stand up and be counted. Even without Warnie..... 90,000 plus will be there, it will be a cracker. L..."

Boxing Day Test.

The time has come for the Aussie's to stand up and be counted.

Even without Warnie.....

90,000 plus will be there, it will be a cracker. Lets hope we win the toss and
bat first.

Lets also hope we are at our best mentally to beat the Poms and win back the urn.

See you there.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Bring back Warnie.......

The best thing we can do as Australian's is march the streets today and demand that Warnie be included for the Boxing Day test vs Poms.

Why ?

Because the team needs a "hard edge", I think we are all over watching Michael Clarke laugh on the field, when we are being handed a cricket lesson by the Poms. We are all over, watching us being "out phsyched" by the Poms.

Are we sick of England playing so "Australian" ? - with a mental edge and desire that typified the Australian team for so many years.

We think we are.

Bring Back Warnie to sledge, bowl into the breeze from the Punt road end and lead Australia to an unlikely victory. He will be ideal for the Sydney test as well. His record at the MCG and Sydney speak for themselves.

It could be the greatest comeback in Australian sport, not done since Bobby Simpson.

So, gather your placards and walk the streets now and demand what we all want "Warnie back"

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Whole Health Thing. By Jake Phillips

“I just cannot seem to stay motivated to exercise and eat right. How do you manage to do it day in and day out?” I am often asked this question by clients, friends, family, and really anyone when I say to them: “I’m a personal trainer.”
Chances are that for them, like 95% of people I know or coach, a typical day looks like this: you have at least one coffee in the morning, go to a job you have no passion for, have some more unhealthy food for dinner, watch TV or use Facebook for 5 hours, go to bed feeling worse and do it all again the next day. And you wonder why your life is the way it is.
“But I want to look great and fit into all my old clothes and be really fit and healthy.” That’s a lie. If you really wanted those things you would have them because you wouldn’t rest until you were there. And then keep going.
Now when I get asked “how do you do it?”, it is really a simple answer. I love myself. As narcissistic as that sounds, let me explain.
Many people believe that love is an emotion. This, in fact, is not the case. If you look at the language of nearly every progressive society since the dawn of man, the word love is used as a verb. Love is not an emotion. Rather it is a way of being in the world which is reflected in your thoughts, words, and deeds. It is not an emotion – it is a quality of being.
To be honest, I do not really care what your goals are, what you do for a living or what got you where you are today. If you want to change how you look, feel and live your life, you need to love yourself. Look at any of your friends or family who keep running back into the same crappy relationship over and over again. Do you think they would do that if they really cared about themselves?
In saying that, if you really look hard at yourself in the mirror, eventually you will realise that you are the way you are now because of every judgement, choice and action you have made be it good, bad or ugly.
And this isn’t just for how you look naked or feel when you wake up in the morning. This applies to everything. Money. Work. Relationships. After all, if you don’t love yourself, how can anyone else? If you don’t love yourself, how can you make good choices that will have a positive effect on your life?
Do this: when you wake up in the morning go to the mirror. Look directly into your eyes, and say “I love you”. Tell yourself something you like about yourself. Laugh. Enjoy. You are the only you there will ever be. There will never be anyone with your fingerprints or your smile again. Once you honestly have love for yourself you will notice something. People will be drawn to you. People will feel safe around you. Once they feel how much love YOU have for YOURself, they will definitely want to join your little party.
My original article was about how to stay healthy and fit over christmas and new years, how to prevent gaining any weight during silly season. I soon scrapped this idea because 99% of the people who would read it don’t care enough to put it into action. It’s “too hard.” But in reading this article I think you know how to do it. I can give you all the tips and the best program in the world, but you really only need to do one thing to answer the question at the top of the page. Fall in love.