||Issue No. 142||28 June 2002|
Interview: Safe as Houses
Safety: Ten Steps to Safety
History: Staying Alive
Unions: Choose Life
International: Seoul Destroyers
Corporate: Crash Landing
Activists: The Refusenik
Review: Dumb Nation
Poetry: Helping Out The Rich
Redundancy Bonus for Members Only
Lib MP Named in Cole Commission
Sentencing Guidelines for Safety Breaches
Safety Lock-Out Enters Second Week
Unions Seek Talks With New Airport Owners
Strip Bosses Face Dressing Down
Beattie Called Into Bargaining Impasse
Nurses Deliver Largest Ever Petition
US Braces for its Own Waterfront War
The Locker Room
Week in Review
Good News from the Pilbara
Go Mark, Go
Labor Council of NSW
The Locker Room
Three Colours Blue
Was it ever going to be anything else but the auld firms in action in the end?
This column hoped that Renaldo's knee, which is somewhere near his nose, would come back to bite him in the ass in the Semi Final - if only for the free kebabs that would ensue as Australia's Turkish population went into delirium. It would prove that Attaturk WAS the man of the last century. The upsets were glorious.
I blame Silvio Berlesconi for Italy's plight. The Azzuri were symptomatic of the decadent complacency that holds the west in thrall. The corrupt arrogance of the over-confident stares world football in the face as Australia now forgets about soccer for another four years.
"Thank you New South Wales, You were more like a Queensland crowd tonight," said a gracious Queensland captain Gordon Tallis after his side won the State of Onanism for 2002 on a technicality.
The post match festivities descended into a farce as some overpaid media poonce joined the sponsor on stage after a bit of typical Queensland humility and humour.
Andrew Johns looked like he thought it was all about as funny as a dead baby's doll.
Arrogance also brought the Blues undone when the work-experience winger
tried to plant the ball one handed in the corner. This effort resulted in a try by that thug Webcke up the other end.
While the Rugby refs have been copping a caning Bill Harrigan came in for praise from hairdressers everywhere. Sure he lets the game flow - by not penalising players for grabbing blokes about the head in the tackle.
Speaking of tackle, Wayne Carey has been linked with the Swans as part of their youth development policy. The old Royboy himself Paul Roos has taken over the driver's seat after
Rodney Eade went out to the gap and Plugger rang his superannuation advisor.The Swans could always bring along some of the talent running around each week for the Redbacks in the local Sydney AFL. Players like Luke Jarjoura, Marty Brewster and Lewis Roberts-Thompson are the champions of the future.
This is homegrown talent that really could shape Sydney as a club, not just a team. But that would mean Sydneysiders embracing the unknown, and it wouldn't help cheer up poor Wayne Carey now would it?
Phil Doyle - losing in straight sets in the opening round at Wimbledon
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