Sports Shorts – A Weekly Review of Sorts

Welcome to our thoughts of the Sporting week that was with our Sports Shorts of Sorts

footy season over

We love our sport here at The Gurgler and have hand picked a few of our highlights in the first of our Sports Shorts.

It is the first of our Sports Shorts which might happen weekly or whenever the sport is interesting enough to warrant and extra blab.

And we know all our many fan and reader can’t wait for more.

Onwards and upwards to our Sports Shorts for this week.


An interesting side story of the 2017 sporting year has been the continuing battle of the biggest Tennis Jerk between Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic.

Each has their own claims. Both have ability and both attempt to sabotage that in their own special way.

Tomic the Tank Engine tends to tarnish his reputation by applying a lot of bottom lip work, giving up or not even trying at all. 

Kyrgios shows much more potential and gets the closest to achievement, but he could then explode/implode into a ball of pure Jerk.

After the Tennis Jerk Masterclass of Tomic at Wimbledon, Kyrgios always had a lot work ahead of him to snatch the Tennis Jerk prize for 2017. The good news from him storming off court during the week means he is trying his hardest. And the following war or words with Matthew Johns of all people merely adds gloss to the Tennis Jerk sheen.


Normally the International Football break is an annoying interruption to our usual hobby of trying to get as little sleep on weekends as possible by following 10 European Football competitions, but this week’s International break had plenty to offer.

Australia, Argentina, USA, Holland, Portugal all could have been knocked out of the World Cup as of this week, in the end only the Netherlands and USA of that list, and other mild surprises in Wales and Chile got the arse.

Australia were reasonably average in both legs, and it took 210 minutes to end up with a one goal advantage over Syria. But we have qualified for the next stage. Honduras look beatable on paper, but we look beatable everywhere, and no chickens have been counted yet.

For instance he fact that the USA couldn’t qualify out of the group of six nations that Honduras came fourth in says either a lot about underestimating the quality or that the USA choked massively. Probably both.

The possibility of Argentina missing out was excitement in itself, and especially after going down 1-0 early in the game. Messi saved their bacon this time with a hat trick just in time, and the country could possibly adopt Messi’s face as their national flag for the World Cup in Russia. 

Holland won’t be at a World Cup, so a shame we won’t Arjen Robben falling over to claim fouls. No Alexis Sanchez either as Chile missed out too. Another big name player Gareth Bale won’t be featuring his man bun in Russia either. 

All that happened in the last international break. Plenty of action.



Will Tim Cahill still be scoring goals for the Socceroos when he is 70?


Given Tim Cahill seems to be the only player likely to score the important goals, we envisage a 70 year old Tim Cahill on a mobility scooter/wheelchair hanging around the 6 yard box waiting on and scoring with a pin point cross. The manager’s job will be to ensure that the scotter has enough battery power to last the final 20 minutes of the game when his goals are required.

And you know he’ll score.



Give Ange the Arse? And who to replace him?


Guus Hiddink is a must. Been there and done it before, and worth whatever we pay.

If not, then Kevin Muscat would be worth a go.



Australia celebrated a rare win in India by winning the second T20 by getting a rock thrown at their team bus.

A scary moment and lucky they have been so ordinary in the tour up until now to not receive more.

Reports that Matthew Wade dropped the rock are unconfirmed.

Unhappy with the situation, the Australian Cricketers have demanded that they be taken to games by helicopter in the future.



Rugby League International Triple Treat

Australia v Fiji v PNG in Fiji, sounds sensational to us. A warm up to the upcoming World Cup where each team will play both sides for a half. Australia will get their taste of Minoga as he has been named.

A pity we can find broadcast details anywhere.

Liverpool v Manchester United

A premium EPL clash and available for us tight arses on FTA on SBS at the sleep friendly time of 9:30pm.

Bein Sports Best Of The Weekend

For a Sports Nerd there’s nothing better than Bein Sports in its full glory. Especially now the EFL is back and rugby league is over.

Here’s our picks

Sun 4:40am Roma v Napoli

Sun 4:40am Atletico Madrid v Barcelona

Sun 9:30pm Derby County v Nottingham Forest

Mon 4:40am Inter Milan v AC Milan



About Dr Sportz 71 Articles
Dr Sportz – or his full name Dr Steeden Sherrin Pirelli Brosnan Sportz III – is our new regular contributor and he’s here to answer your questions relating to sport. With degrees in Sports Psychology, Sports Administration and Business, and Diploma in coaching of Rugby League, Cricket and Broomstick Putting we couldn’t have assembled a better person to answer your queries with authority. When Adam Scott nailed his Masters winning putts, Dr Sportz was the man he consulted no less than 2 weeks before. Before his involvement with Dr Sportz Mark Webber had never won a GP and looked likely that the only thing he’d win was the most creative DNF title. More recently it was he who had coaxed career best form out of Mitchell Johnson with his advice on fast bowling. Finally he was the man who introduced Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis over a discussion of cricket on a rain interrupted break at a local pub. Tip of the iceberg but still impressive those achievements. And we have him exclusive here for The Gurgler Sport.

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