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Bert and Vicarious Goalkeeping

I am a child of the 1950s. My recollections of that time are of play. The sad news of Bert Trautmann's death this week brought back...

Sportscape

Introduction I am taking part in a CSIRO Cafe Scientifique event on Canberra Day (11 March). I am delighted to be a panel member with...

The 'I' Words: Integrity, Indignation and Ilinx

Introduction I have been left numbed and perplexed by a number of the recent, public announcements about cheating in sport. Numbed after a lifetime in sport...

Being There

Like many thousands of Australians my sleep patterns are being transformed in the next three weeks by the Tour de France. During the first three...

Play and Playfulness

I have written a good deal about play and playfulness in this blog. In June I wrote about Sliding to Catch a Train and...

Engines Running: Reflecting on David Crawford's Review of Australian Sport

Introduction This has been a fascinating week for Australian sport. It started with Tiger Woods' victory at the Australian Masters golf tournament and is ending...