The Pickering Post
Friday, 14th December 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


How do you compare golfing class acts like Jason Day and Adam Scott with tennis tossers like Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic? All four represent Australia.

How can you compare Lionel Rose with Anthony Mundine? Shouldn’t there be a character test before someone can represent Australia? Or must we sit here and feel ashamed to be Australian?

So did Kokkinakis really bang Wawrinka’s girlfriend, Donna Vekic?

Actually, who gives a stuff, she was after all his irregular doubles partner. Stan Wawrinka had split with his wife a year ago and had been dating Vekic for some months.

When Kyrgios found himself down a set to the higher ranked Wawrinka last week the classy Kyrgios came out with this audible statement to upset his opponent: “Kokkinakis banged your girlfriend. Sorry to tell you that mate.”

This sort of trash talk might be part of football and I was regularly told my wife and daughters were on an Aboriginal gang-bang list... and I gave as good as I got. But it’s not part of tennis and not part of golf because any idiot knows microphones are planted everywhere and anyway, tennis is not normally a contact sport.

Kyrgios is an immature grub and has no business representing you, me or Australia. Adam Goodes is also a grub and they both get justifiably booed for good reason but it’s only Goodes who claims the boos are racially motivated.

While they have family support instead of admonishment, the sport will suffer disgrace.


Perfect example of one of those shits of kids that never got smacked ,annoyed you on the school bus ,at school ,and the workplace ,hacks your computer for the sake of annoying you,and annoys us on TV with obnoxious behaviour and making Australia look bad ,how do you feel now mum ?

Larry, please refrain from insulting grubs, mature or otherwise by including Kyrgios and Goodes among them.

I must be too.

Part of a long line: Philippoussis, Tomic, Kyrgios and Kokkinakis.

Agree with LP. There should be a character test, at the very least, for anyone wanting to say they represent Australia. Better still, there should be an enforceable "No dick-head rule" and that would get rid of the tennis brats, smart Alec spoilt swimmers with egos bigger than their training pools, under performing and poorly behaved cricketers and anyone else who makes us all cringe on behalf of the Australia that remembers when we had people of character as well as skill representing us. I suspect, like most sports, we as taxpayers are supporting these twits...

There's a thunderous "click" at my place when that weird clown comes on the TV screen. That "click is the sound of a channel change.

To think that Dawn Fraser was forced to apologise to these feral wankers! They are a disgrace and so too is Tennis Australia for tolerating these fools!

Barry74: You sound like you have some sort of obsessive compulsive disorder. Why do you keep coming back to this site if it's that bad. As I said go and get a life.

Over and out.

yes, it hurt my head for a while and I had to go rest it...I went swimming and it got better

Gullible Americans Forever
Paul Craig Roberts
"Next the statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting the blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception." — Mark Twain

Dawn Fraser made one huge huge mistake ... she apologised for what she originally said about Kyrgios.

Andrew Landeryou? Mr Kimberley Kitching? Trolling for a living is really sinking into the sewer.

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Barry74: I don't come here to get into petty shit fights with idiot trolls. Don't give them oxygen by replying to them.

Barry74: Get a life. You are becoming the site pest.

That's deep Gail :)

look what slave labour has done for fiji..the brits left the Indian slaves behind and now Australia supports the Indians taking over..having run sanctions on fijina natives for years...Aust govt also hates papuan natives , and supporting moslem slaughter of them via indonesia...we're next on our own govts hitlist

looks like barry74 deleted his post?

neither have I.

Speaking of decent posters, hands up who has been banned.