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The Accidental Australian · 1M ago

AFL in China.

One of the most febrile twitter ‘groups’ is what has been dubbed ‘sokkahtwitter’.  Anyone who is vaguely familiar with this group knows that is not a place for the fainthearted. Opinions fly...
The Accidental Australian · 4M ago

How twitter made me realise I was wrong.

To paraphrase Pat Benatar ‘Twitter is a battlefield’ It has become from a place where people just twitted things like ‘It’s a nice day today!’ to changing political landscapes and ultimately...
The Accidental Australian · 4M ago

How to position the #Wleague where it belongs

I really wasn’t going to write this post.  The argument of how Association Football is positioned in the sporting landscape has been done to death.  In this blog and also by people much more...
The Accidental Australian · 5M ago

To beat Trumpism and Hansonism will be hard. But it’s been done before.

Populism is on the march.  So we all read on the news. I am not going to repeat here what it has been written by many other professional commentators before.  But the common theme is that bo...
The Accidental Australian · 5M ago

World Cup expansion? Why not. It’s not a competition between best teams anyway.

The football world has been abuzz after the news that from the 2026 tournament, FIFA has voted to expand the World Cup to 48 teams from its current 32. From what I can gather from twitter th...
The Accidental Australian · 6M ago

Italian Referendum. It’s not #Brexit or #Trump

One thing that gets noticed quickly if you are a media junkie like me is that often a narrative arises in reporting an event.  In Australia we had the ‘Howard Battlers’ for some time which r...
The Accidental Australian · 7M ago

457 Visa review is not ‘Hansonism’ or ‘Protectionism. #auspol

In the post Trump word we seems to live in a topsy turvy world where a Prime Minister who owns a multi million Point Piper mansion in Sydney criticises ‘elites’ , and where analysing whether...
The Accidental Australian · 7M ago

Would an Australian electoral system got #Clinton elected? #RankedChoiceVoting #rankedvoting

There is no denying that there are many shocked people about Donald Trump being President of the United States. One thing that is somehow comforting many Americans is that Hilary Clinton was...
The Accidental Australian · 7M ago

Horses for courses. Why misbehaviour at the races treated differently than an #Aleague match.

Why is misbehaviour at the horse racing and the football treated differently? How this exposes the cultural divide. There have been many comments on social media regarding the way misbehavio...
The Accidental Australian · 8M ago

Rebecca Wilson. Football, Leyonhjelm and respecting a human being.

I really didn’t want to write this post very much, but as I got involved in twitter debates after the untimely death of Rebecca Wilson I decided I needed to explain my views on this matter. ...