The Song - Smashing Pumpkins

By Ed Burton

At a time when music was undergoing a stripped down revolution in the form of a bunch of bands from Seattle spreading their sound to the world, a band out of Chicago was trying to carve a similar but distinctively different path of their own. In spite of this, they spent a large portion of their formative years being dubbed ‘the next…’ whoever the current big alternative rock band was. (more)

 

Two-Clubman Peter Wallace

By Ed Burton

I have had some solid response to the article on Matt Sing being a 2 clubman, and a vote that I put up online finished at exactly 50% for the Cowboys and Roosters, meaning that Sing is officially patient zero for this concept now. (more)

 

The Song - Pearl Jam

By Ed Burton

Earlier this year, Pearl Jam announced that they would be releasing their 11th studio album in 2019, a whopping 28 years after the release of their first studio album. Pearl Jam were one of the icons of the Grunge scene in the early 90’s – a scene that in fairness, never really seemed destined for longevity. (more)

 

Two-Clubman

by Ed Burton

It’s a rare occurrence in modern Rugby League for a player to reach 250 games played for a single team. Even rarer is for a player to reach 300 games for a single team. So you can imagine how rare it would be for both of these things to happen in the same game. (more)

 

Year of the Rooster?

by Ed Burton

The end of the 2017 season marked the completion of 20 years of the NRL. Since the end of the Super League “war” a few teams have claims at being the most successful club over that period, with varying levels of legitimacy. (more)

 

NBAussies February 2018

by Ed Burton

It has been a long time between drinks, but NBAussies is back – and yes I am sticking with the terrible name! (more)

 

Who Should Sydney FC Take to Asia?

by Ed Burton

With the A League season more than half way gone and Sydney FC on track to win the league for the second straight season, people are beginning to wonder just how well the Sky Blues can do in Asia in this rich vein of form. It is a fair question to ponder too, when you consider just how poorly the Australian teams fared in the Asian Champions League last season (more)

 

How Long Does a New Coach Get?

by Ed Burton

The new season is off to a flyer with Jason Taylor already sacked from the Tigers and replaced by Ivan Cleary. The Warriors seemingly did things the right way in bringing in new head coach Stephen Kearney during the off season, but with the Warriors having just 2 unconvincing wins from 5 (after many had them slated for a top 4 finish before the season began) some may argue that it hasn’t gone that well. (more)

 

NBAussies February 2017

by Ed Burton

I will be looking to do a regular in depth update of the happenings with Aussies in the NBA moving forward, to help provide both the high level follower and the everyday man with some insight into how our boys are doing. (more)

 

We Still Need to Prove Ourselves in Asia

by Ed Burton

The ACL feels too impersonal, and most importantly, the perception of the Asian teams is not aligned with the reality. (more)

 

Is the TV Boom Ending?

by Ed Burton

But take a closer look at the 15 shows I just mentioned and you may notice that only 5 of them are still being made (more)

 

Seven Things to Learn From the Nines

by Ed Burton

Much to the chagrin of Rugby League’s former most influential man, the Auckland Nines were held for the fourth year running last weekend. Every year you have to remember that it is a different game to the 13 a side version, but every year there are a few things to learn (more)

 

NRL's 25 Most Important Players 2015

by Ed Burton

This of course means that a players value is heavily weighted towards how well his team is doing and how much of a chance they have of actually taking home the title. (more)

 

NRL Pre-Season Part 2

by Ed Burton

It is that time of year again. Time for the NRL Season to actually begin! (more)

 

Grays Sports Mailbag

by Ed Burton

People seem to have misunderstood what I wrote when I was seen to be criticizing James and his production in the finals series...(more)

 

Bogutball

by Ed Burton

The NBA Finals may well be over by the time you read this...(more)

 

NRL Pre Season Part 1

by Ed Burton

It has been a strange year in the NRL so far... (more)

 

#Rio2016

by Ed Burton

In my 2014 awards column, I hinted at the fact that it was a pivotal time for the Australian Men’s Basketball Team... (more)

 

7 Questions from 2 Rounds of the NRL

by Ed Burton

Regular readers may note that this time last year, I was asking if the Panthers were ready to make the leap to the upper echelons of the league... (more)

 

The Alan Jonestown Massacre 

by Ed Burton

As round one of the new NRL season comes around this week, the strangest fixture is, without doubt, Saturday night’s match between the Titans and the Tigers... (more)