||Issue No. 137||24 May 2002|
An Aussie Icon
Interview: Just Done It?
Tribute: Lest We Forget
History: Solidarity Forever
Technology: Unblocking the Superhighway
International: Gloves Off
Unions: Out Of Work
Review: Strange Business
Poetry: The Lawyer's Lament
Satire: Government Mourns Loss Of Last Anzac
The Locker Room
Week in Review
Your Tools Page is Down
Big Dave Foster
Give Us a Click!
Will the Real Mark Latham Please Stand Up?
The Last Survivor
Not Hate Mail
The Locker Room
The South Melbourne Football Club Pty Ltd
Which football club has 25 000 members who can't vote?
File this one under only in Sydney. Where else would club spirit be measured in market capitalisation?
Apart from speculation as to possibility of an alleged relationship between Eddie McGuire and Michael Malthouse's daughter, the best question doing the rounds in the
AFL at the moment concerns Swans Chief Executive Officer, Kelvin Templeton.
Would Kel survive if a Swans member stood against him in a ballot of the Swans' rank and file?
I know that the CEO isn't elected anywhere else, but Kel is the off field face of the Swannies, in much the same way as elected presidents are in other clubs Eddie McGuire at Collingwood, John Elliott at Carlton, etc. The president of the Sydney Swans could be a blow up doll for all I know.
Rodney Eade will be placed on the sacked coaches' list before the end of August.I mean, it's easy to sack the coach. It saves having to admit that your playing staff isn't up to it.
There are still two games to go but the Blues put a creditable performance in the opening Statement Of Onanism encounter at the Olympic fiasco memorial that was inspiring for all those concerned.
Apart from the television extravaganza that allowed everyone to watch The Simpsons on Channel 10 and switch back to Channel Packer in plenty of time for the kick-off, the most bizarre part of the exhibition was the minutes' silence for the last ANZAC.
In a military society like ours it's easy to forget that people contribute more to life than merely being cannon fodder for our economic betters. In this instance it has escaped the media's attention that the protagonist was an active and committed trade unionist and peace campaigner. When was the last time we had a minute's silence for workers murdered in the quest for profits at the footy?
The World's Largest Sporting Event takes place in those traditional footballing nations of Japan and South Korea over the next three years or so.
The World Cup is also on Channel Packer sometimes, with the rest of it spread across the Les Murray network
Les Murray from SBS is my favourite Les Murray of all, but where the hell does that accent come from? Is Les the quintessential multicultural Australian?
The World Cup opens with a vote on Sepp Blatters' leadership of the world game, which should be the most interesting tussle of the whole extravaganza.
Will Sepp survive? Will North Korea stage a pitch invasion of South Korea?
Will the next India v Pakistan test series be decided by a nuclear strike? There are plenty of questions this week, and very few answers.
Timeo Philo Et Donum Ferenti
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