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If you want blood – we got it

November 23, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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An early morning message from my cousin Rod woke me into the saddest day I’d experienced for years.  I couldn’t get back to sleep.  Reading obituaries at the kitchen table, sipping coffee and wearing the blur of a hangover, my eyes welled up.  I hadn’t been this close to tears for a decade.

Bon and Malcolm in happier times.

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Bathurst part 2 – the weekend continues…

November 2, 2017 by · 1 Comment
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The Saturday bus wasn’t arriving until 8:30am so we partied.  By bedtime, we were suitably juiced.  We found a British zombie movie on SBS.

It was cold and wet on race day...

 

Nick also found a pillow in the same cupboard Danny looked in.  As Nick brandished the pillow, Danny looked shocked.  ‘It wasn’t there yesterday,’ Danny said.

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    In front of the player’s race at Arden Street.

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    Welcome to the Ramble,

    My name is Matt Watson, avid AFL, cricket and boxing fan. Since 2005 I’ve been employed as a journalist, but I’ve been writing about sport for more than a decade. In that time I’ve interviewed legends of sport and the unsung heroes who so often don’t command the headlines.

    The Ramble, as you will find among the pages of this website, is an exhaustive, unbiased, non-commercial analysis of sport and life. I believe there is always more to the story. If you love sport like I do, you will love the Ramble…
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