Brisbane Lions AFL legend Simon Black has announced his retirement after 322 games and 16 seasons with the club. He’s the second-last playing link to the side that won premierships in the early noughties. Simon has indicated he will look for a coaching role somewhere in Australian Rules.
We hear from Simon Black this week on Phil Staley’s Thoughts On Sports, and we look at the search for a new coach for the Socceroos, the rugby league blitz on Cape York and Torres Strait, and the countdown to the Ashes – test cricket is just five weeks away and the trash talk has started.
Australians love their sport – but I reckon no-one loves their sport quite like our Phil Staley. Indoor, outdoor, winter summer or somewhere in between – Phil loves it all. Stand at his desk here at ABC Far North and you get the feeling you’ve just run on to Lang Park or the MCG. Phil has a gift for talking about sport in a way that even people who can’t stand sport will enjoy.
He gets past the hype and the stats to the magic ingredient that makes sport so compelling – the people who play it and the people who love it. Phil talks about sport each Friday on ABC Far North at 5:15pm – now you can tune in online as well. Phil’s Thoughts on Sports are podcast too – search Phil Staley in your podcast app.