The View From Down Here - 10 Thoughts on the 5th Ashes Test

Final Ashes test. Let's see how Australia... and England, sure... did this time! »»


The 4th Ashes Test has come and gone and so let's have a look at how well England went! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #124 – Ashes 3, Australia Strikes Back!

Ashes the third has come and gone and I start with the year end list things. It's another view! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #122 – We didn't get the World Cup issue.

Australia didn't get the soccer world cup and lost the second Ashes test to England. It's been an indifferent week down under... Come and read the rants and a 10 thoughts! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #121 – The Ashes Are Here!

It's cricket time again! Featuring a ten thoughts on the first Ashes test, some opinions and too many scores. Plus bonus favourite cricketers! »»


Drafting, ashing, sporting, resulting. It’s the latest view, with a brief overview of Ashes beginnings! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #118 – I Hear Motion

Sport happened. Horses ran. Cars crashed. Balls were hurtled. Marijuana was taken. A musician died. A dog was sexually abused. It’s been just another week here in Australian sport. »»

Countdown to the MLS All-Star Game

With the excitement of the World Cup now over, American soccer fans now have to return to the world of the MLS and have to wait another four years before the sport of soccer will receive worth while media coverage.  That will change this month as M »»

World Cup 2010 - The Good, The Bad And The French

With the initial hangover over, it's time to look back on some of the good and the bad of the last month and pick a Best XI. »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #101 – Interim Edition

Before I go off on 2 weeks of well-deserved holidays, I shall leave this brief missive with you all, from the country that sees no issue dumping a prime Minister because he’s a moron. »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #100 – The 100th not very special edition.

I’ve reached a century of these! 100! So go on – read it! Please! »»

THE VIEW FROM DOWN HERE #99 – Wrestling!

In a weekend of sport, what excited me the most? The best Wrestling in Australia! »»

World Cup 2010 - Group C Preview

A Head's Up to Group C in the 2010 World Cup. »»

Can Argentina and Italy rise to the occasion in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa?

  When we think of the soccer World Cup, the teams that come to mind are Brazil, Italy, Germany, Argentina and England, because they are arguably the best teams and always contend.  The five time world champion Brazil, has never missed a beat in »»

The View From Down Here #61

Finals and medals and cricket and netball and car-racing and soccer players who are going for an Oscar. It's all here and more, in your weekly dose of news and views from Australia. »»


A week of sport, and I've got the internet again, so streaming video footage while drinking has become par for the course. This week - finals, matches and some of the best wrestling I've seen all year. »»

The View From Down Here #59

Better late than never. Here's two week's ago... this weekend's whenever. Sorry, guys! »»

The View From Down Here #58

The football codes reach their finals, Australia win something in cricket and more morons. It's another view! »»

The View From Down Here #57

We're getting into the business end of the football seasons, and so I rant about the state of televised professional wrestling! And Australia lost the Ashes, so you know I'm gonna have something to say about the cricket. Plus, get some more Collingwood hate! It's abuse for everyone! »»

The View From Down Here #56

Rugby, Aussie Rules, cricket, morons... just another week down under. And very few rants this time! »»

The View From Down Here #55

After an unavoidable, yet sudden week off, two weeks worth of scores to catch up on, and some professional wrestling to boot. You know you want this! »»

The View From Down Here #53

Australia goes down in the Ashes, the netball reaches its pointy end, there's football, rugby and not a real lot more... But that's the view! »»

The View From Down Here #52

Big week in Australian sport, what with the Ashes starting, some car racing involving an Australian winning and the netball hitting the good stuff. Not only that, but I went to the RAW house show here in Adelaide and was underwhelmed somewhat. So let’s get on with it! »»

The View From Down Here #51

Scores, commentary and everything else you'd expect from a jaded Australian. Come on in... »»

The View From Down Here #50

Football, netball, a new moron. Same old, same old down under, but come and enjoy the view anyway... »»

Cracker: The Complete Collection - DVD Review

Robbie Coltrane is now embraced around the world as the hulking and fuzzy Hagrid in the Harry Potter film series. He’s a friend to all the good kids at Hogwarts. For decades he’s been known for appearing in various English TV comedy shows including The Young Ones and The Black Adder. The comic actor became legendary with an extremely serious turn as Dr. Eddie “Fitz” Fitzgerald in Cracker. He’s a psychologist in Manchester who doesn’t suffer fools. He has plenty of self-inflicted suffering with his drinking and bad luck gambling streak. While he works with the police, he doesn’t wear a badge. This doesn’t make his wife any happier that his moonlighting gig doesn’t pay. He owes a lot. Cracker: The Complete Collection boxes up all 11 mysteries that made him icon of crime solving. »»

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