By Daniel Lang - Managing Director
It was a good week for...
Andrew Bogut and the Sydney Kings.
For far too long the Sydney Kings have been the joke of the National Basketball League and despite significant investment in National team stars like Kevin Lisch and Brad Newley, they have been rooted to the bottom of the competition table but things look like they're finally headed in the right direction in 2018/19.
The Kings secured the signature of former NBA star Andrew Bogut as well as bringing in quality players like Brian Bowen, Kyle Adnam and Daniel Kickert alongside former league MVP Jerome Randle and they're putting the right building blocks in place.
Friday night's crushing win over the Illawarra Hawks moved the Kings to a 3-2 record and second place in the league behind the ever-successful Perth Wildcats and hoops fans in the Harbour City are daring to dream about a return to the glory days.
It was a bad week for...
The National Party.
The regional arm of the Liberal National Party coalition, the Nationals are looking a little red-faced following an investigation into alt-right influencers and white supremacists within the party revealed the shocking state of affairs behind closed doors.
19 NSW Nationals members have now quit the party in the wake of the investigation confirming connections to alt-right or white supremacist organisations and the party have vowed to "not rest until every last one of these extremists have been identified and removed from the party."
Despite former party leader and former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce dismissing the claims, the investigation revealed party members have links to five organisations, namely the Lads Society, Antipodean Resistance, Squadron 88, the Dingoes and the New Guard.
It's worth checking out...
Luke Pearson's piece on how The Daily Telegraph approach their content published by The Guardian Australia.
It's no surprise to most people that the Telegraph have often led with class war and attacks on culture or differences of opinion over presenting facts and balanced opinion, you really only have to look at their utterly biased Liberal pandering when it comes to a federal election, but Pearson puts together a stunning look at the paper moving into a "culture war" at the expense of facts once more.
I'm shattered for...
As much as I'm an Australian football fan, one of my first true loves in life was and always will be Celtic Football Club.
The Scottish powerhouse has long given me some of the best memories in my life, so naturally, I was happy when young Aussie sensation Danial Arzani moved to the club and linked up with another Socceroo Tom Rogic.
This week, Arzani suffered a brutal torn ACL making his debut for the Hoops, where he is on-loan from English side Manchester City, effectively ending his season.
I'd love to take the opportunity to wish young Dan a speedy recovery.