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Lloyd Gedye

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Lloyd Gedye is a journalist at the Mail & Guardian who tends to focus on business matters and music in that order. When he wasn't allowed to include his music blog [www.isolation.tv] in Thought Leader, he decided he'll just have to start writing about sport.

Pick on someone your own size!

It seems that Australian rugby players are so down in the dumps after a shocking 2007 in the oval game that they have resorted to…

Bring on the Poms!

So we’re in the final. Who would have guessed that we would be facing England there, for the second time in the World Cup? The…

Fear and loathing at ESPN

Ever since I devoured Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas on a plane ride between Perth and Melbourne in Australia and followed that up with…

No sporting chance

South Africa’s newly licensed pay-TV operators are going to find themselves playing catch-up in the sporting arena, because MultiChoice has all but taken them out…

Give ’em the finger, Steyn!

My faith is restored. Francois Steyn’s citing for biting has been thrown out by the IRB. Hell, yeah. I mean, the whole thing was a…

Good news on the local football front

Well some good football news this morning with the announcement that English Premiership side Tottenham Hotspur has signed a partnership agreement with Premier Soccer League…

Long live the underdog

It was 2003 and I was working for the Rugby World Cup’s internal news-wire service. Based in Perth, Australia, covering the Springboks’ pool, the Georgian…

It has begun!

So the World Cup is up and running. Man, there was a lot of rugby at the weekend. So let’s start at the beginning. After…

Hello, is there anybody out there?

Excuse me while I rant. Watching SABC Africa last night I came across a story about Fifa officials preparing to visit Zimbabwe to assess the…