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June 27, 2014

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Hate tag on Pele a major crisis

while in tennis Kyrgios shows top form

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with Graham Wilson (ex-The Four Kinsmen)

AS I said in a previous column when we qualified for the Soccer (Football) World Cup in Brazil, the publicity this would generate would be enormous.

Graham Wilson

What is disturbing though is the resentment of a great deal of the Brazilian people who have opposed the event due to the amount of money spent on it. There are so many people living in apparent poverty that they resent the billions spent on the sport and to millions of them it is considered a total waste of money.

It really is a crisis when I read that one of the most hated residents in Brazil is Pele. He has always been a God to this country & now to see the hate towards him is amazing to say the least.

After the draw came out and put us in the same group as Chile, The Netherlands and Spain our chances of progressing further in the tournament were virtually nil. Even so with our new coach Ange Postecoglou and many new younger players in the squad the Australian guys have done us proud.

With an ounce of luck we could have made the final 16. We put in very good performances against Chile and The Netherlands. Spain was a let down without Tim Cahill. Hopefully, the platform has been set for 4 years time. Here’s hoping!

The only event that matches the Football World Cup is obviously The Olympic Games which is also held every 4 years.

Aussie tennis hopes down to 2

I’m writing this column after day 3 of Wimbledon, the number 1 Tennis tournament in the world.

With Australia having 11 participants to start with we are now down to 2 - Leyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios.

I can’t tell you how disappointed I was to see Samantha Stosur bow out in the first round to an unseeded Belgium player.

Since Sam won the US Open three years ago she has hardly caused a ripple on the tennis scene.

When she won the US Open she beat the Number 1 player Serena Williams who is virtually unbeatable on any surface. Not having watched that final it does make you wonder how did she win then and has been beaten regularly ever since.

Though she will probably deny it she seems to tighten up now that she is expected to win. When she wasn’t expected to win she probably threw caution to the wind thinking she had nothing to lose.

Watching Kyrgios play we do appear to have a young player with enormous potential. Oh boy do we crave for one!

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