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SAM LIENERT: AAP
NEW Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley says the
Magpies need to catch up after being overtaken in
the AFL tactical race this year.
Buckley will use the off-season to revamp the game
plan under which Mick Malthouse guided the club
to the 2010 premiership and this year’s grand final
loss against Geelong.
But the first-year coach said just as important
would be regularly updating those tactics
throughout the 2012 season, something he believes
the Magpies failed to do well enough this year.
“Competitive advantages that we enjoyed through
2010 and perhaps the first half of 2011, we didn’t
enjoy through the last six, seven games in 2011,”
“The proof ’s in the pudding. So there are a few
adjustments to be made.”
Buckley said the Magpies’ tactics in his first
season in charge would be a product of “gradual
“You can’t afford to stand still. Standing still is
going backwards,” he said.
“You’ve got to be prepared to stay with... Read more
BEN HORNE: AAP
THREE under-pressure stars and an 18-year-old debutant
have led Australia to a famous victory in the second Test
against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Set a record fourth innings target at The Wanderers ground
of 310, brilliant knocks from Brad Haddin (55) and Mitchell
Johnson (40 not out) and the winning boundary from golden
boy Pat Cummins (13no) saw Australia square the two-Test
series with a two-wicket win in remarkable circumstances, as
the light quickly faded late on the fifth day.
In the first Test in Cape Town, Australia suffered a
humiliating defeat when they were bowled out for a 109-year
record low of 47 in the third innings to lose by eight-wickets.
But with the selection axe hanging over them, Haddin
and Ricky Ponting (62), who hadn’t scored half centuries
since the start of the Ashes, and the inconsistent Johnson,
proved the heroes getting the job done in 86.5 overs.
The trio were the three men in the firing line after
the Newlands debacle and early struggles in the
Johannesburg match, but gave a timely reminder of what
they’re capable of leading into the Australian summer.
Ponting was defiant, and Haddin and Johnson brought
Australia within 23 runs of the target with an inspired
partnership of 72.
Peter Siddle came in and hit a boundary before popping
one up to mid-on off Dale Steyn (1-98) with 18... Read more
End near for ‘best since Bradman’
RICKY Ponting showed
champion qualities to stand up
under pressure in Johannesburg,
but it’s difficult to tell whether
it will be enough to save his Test
The former Australia captain
was coming off consecutive
ducks and hadn’t made a Test
century in nearly two years.
In the second innings at The
Wanderers, he arrived at the
crease with Australia 2-19 and
chasing 310 for victory, fully
aware it could be his last time at
Ponting’s 62, his first score of
more than 50 in 12 months
and 15 innings, was a timely
reminder of his skill and fighting
Selectors must now decide
whether his last-ditch efforts
in Johannesburg were only a
fleeting reminder... Read more
Day one, year zero for Buckley
Australia wins as
Cummins seizes the day
Pat Cummins hits the winning runs
The claims in Spain
SPANISH sports stars
including Rafael Nadal and
Pep Gardiola have reacted
with fury to comments
from French tennis great
Yannick Noah that doping
was widespread in Spanish
sport. Noah’s outspoken
comments came in a column
in Saturday’s edition of French
newspaper Le Monde, in
which the 51-year-old asked:
“How can a nation come
to dominate sport to such
an extent overnight?” and
accused Spanish sport of
having “a secret to keep”.
Spinning a Monty for NSW
FORMER England spinner
Monty Panesar has put his
spinning crisis in this week’s
Sheffield Shield clash against
Western Australia, with the
Blues missing key players
Ponting walks off after being
dismissed on the final day of the Test
Rodney Eade and Nathan Buckley at training
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