The Pickering Post
Wednesday, 23rd January 2019

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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.


Journeying from Northern Hemisphere winters and Christmas breaks, is the wrong time of year for most players anyway, but questions are being asked whether we actually deserve a tennis major like we once did, now that European countries like Russia, France, Spain and Germany are way more deserving. 

                                                        The very unspecial Ks

We have become an international tennis joke with players like the detestable Kyrgios and the embarrassing Tomic. They get fined more than many players win, and they don't care. 

Three surfaces are needed for a Grand Slam: Clay (French) Hardcourt (US) and Grass (Wimbledon) so WTF are we doubling up with our hardcourt surface for? If it’s tradition alone then we ran out of that decades ago.

Our only player of any physical ability at the moment is Sam Stosur but she seems to go frustratingly missing mentally with a string of first round exits, despite having won a US Open major six years ago.

                                             Eons apart in style, attitude and ability       

The men and women who made us a great tennis nation are confined to novelty events or mired in an oddball religion out west somewhere. 

Tennis was always noted for an overabundance of homosexual players and this may have played on the great Margaret Court’s sensitivities, and she was lambasted recently for denouncing gays.

Where are the Rosewalls, Lavers, Sedgemans, Stolles, Hoads, Roaches, Frasers, Goolagongs and Courts? And where is perhaps the greatest of all, Roy Emerson? Gone from the gentleman’s game forever, replaced by mug lairs who have no national pride, no personal pride and therefore no ability to compete.

                   Emerson beats Stolle in one of many Wimbledon all-Aussie finals

Many didn’t play for money, they were amateurs who crafted the skills necessary over many years before deserving professional status where they could accept prizemoney.

Perhaps Bernard Tomic’s disgraceful performance at his last Press conference sums up our Aussie youth who are ingrained with a Left attitude to life: “I feel holding a trophy or doing well doesn’t satisfy me any more.

“It’s not there. I couldn’t care less if I make a fourth-round US Open or I lose first round.

“But I think I don’t respect it (the game) enough, yes, because I — you can say — I’m super talented but not delivering.”

Is it the Left’s insistence that there be no winners? Is that what it is? Everyone must have a prize now? No-one must be seen as a winner at the expense of the loser? Why then bother winning? 

Are we being drowned in our own mediocrity in an outrageous education system?

Hmmm. The spoilt brat Tomic must now leave the game to continue driving fast cars and screwing even faster girls.… after all that’s his only motivation…

He never did have pride in Australia and he will return only when the money runs out.


He can shove his BMW up his arse.

Every time I see his mug I am reminded of Jughead of the Archie cartoons -- a snarly sullen countenance. Kyrios with his pink headphones a couple of years ago was laughable. I have no time for either of them. Australian tennis is DEAD! People talking about the Slavic connection -- Dokic was a Yugoslav with her weird father Demir -- nothing like the brilliant Czech players, so define Slavic -- you mean Croat or Serb.

Every time I see his mug I am reminded of Jughead of the Archie cartoons -- a snarly sullen countenance. Kyrios with his pink headphones a couple of years ago was laughable. I have no time for either of them. Australian tennis is DEAD! People talking about the Slavic connection -- Dokic was a Yugoslav with her weird father Demir -- nothing like the brilliant Czech players, so define Slavic -- you mean Croat or Serb.

Well, Tomic is a Kraut anyway, with a Serbian father. What would you expect. He is a tennis joke will go nowhere. Neither will Kyrios, with his weird mixture of Greek and Malaysian -- multiculturalism is shit -- Dick Savage is right, the anglos won; the ethnics don't care, or they have the Phillipousis attitude of not giving a shit. Lleyton Hewitt is the last great one we will ever have. We will NEVER have a Federer; poetry in motion.

Tony Roche wasn't a cockroach.

bollux: .... most of the older players were of Anglo Saxon descent, not to take anything away from Yvonne Goolagong .... Cannot do that to the delightful dinky-di Aussie, Ms Goolagong. But ought note Ms Goolagong is also of Anglo-Saxon (or if she's Really Lucky - Gael/Celt) descent. -- Dick!

Trumby: .... Australians born here of Australian lineage are the (intended) victims of the Malignant-Envy-driven, rapidly-Nazifying, post-the-traitor, Whitlam's, fascist-Left/Labor-Greens-Gang having weaponized "immigration" and having, thus, destroyed the Australian Nation .... Be bad enough if the destruction of the Australian Nation was but the unintended consequence of Whitlam's crime and chaos -- but it was not. That was Whitlam & his as-awful successors' raison d'ĂȘtre. -- Consequence? Australia is -- Dick'd!

Think of the Slavic connection with Australian tennis players thanks to multiculturalism ,we Australians born here of Australian lineage are getting the blame for migrant children of Slavic parents who have migrated here .

Probably most of the older players were Anglo Saxon heritage, not to take anything away from Yvonne Goolagong. They were Australian and were proud to represent their country. The Left have driven national pride out of the recent batch of immigrants, if they ever had any in this multicultural world.

Whenever Tomic or Kyrgios get a mention on the telly or radio I immediately reach for the remote. What a disgrace to tennis in general and Australia in particular and people pay good money to watch these two embarrassing, spoilt brats play. Go figure. They should never ever be permitted within a mile of the likes of Joko, Raffa or Roger Federer let alone be permitted to share the same arena.


1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is SOCCER.

2 The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BASKETBALL.

3 The sport of choice for front-line workers is RUGBY.

4 The sport of choice for supervisors is CRICKET.

5 The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.


6 The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF.


The higher you go in the corporate structure,
the smaller your balls become.

There must be a ton of people in Parliament playing.....

Marbles !!

He could always play for some Slavic country... I am sure he will be we once embraced Russell Crowe.

Sport is the money part of *Bread & Games*.

Sadly,, we see much of this in the new Australian society,,,, There seems tpo be a whole new breed that are have their allegiance , and characatures steming back to their roots. Sadly ,, these new "Australians" don't appear to have any interest in Australia except what they can get out of it. Led by example from the halls of Canberra....seems there is an infection in the country that is spreading by the day.

Wogs. Say no more.

Absolutely correct LP. Fucked up BRATS. No class what-so-ever. Useless fucking idiots!

It is not sporting when Test cricketers knock back $1.4 million to play .

He is suffering from fatigue he feels burnt out ,needs to stop working tennis for awhile , it's pretty demanding having to finish a tournament and then have to live the jet lag all over again somewhere else in another climate in a different country.

All sport is just theatre , a lot of it is rubbish . played and most often won by those full of their own piss and gratitude, no humility.....barely a meager acknowledgement and acceptance of the fans and spectators whose hard earned dollar allows these poseurs to win big dollars.
Frankly, if I want to watch egotistical arseholes hyped up on drugs expend a little talent and energy I'll just grab a pot and wander out to the pub car least I get a little honesty for my dollar!!