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Marriage the wrong axe to grind, Mr Mayer

05 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

John Mayer can sing, looks cool, but sounds stupid when he talks about Tiger Woods, writes Jesse Fink.

Mayer ... sends dirty text messages. [GETTY]

Mayer ... sends dirty text messages. [GETTY]

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Terry’s in form but out of order

03 February 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

Terry might be a great defender, but his alleged conduct off the park is indefensible.

John Terry faces more than the loss of his family. [ACTION]

John Terry faces more than the loss of his family. [ACTION]

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Give it a whirl? I'm giving it the flick

08 January 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

The A-League's advertising errs in an age when we're trying to educate footballers not to objectify women.

Campaign holes ... The A-League's misguided

Campaign holes ... The A-League's misguided "Give It A Whirl" commercial.

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Woods a victim of his own vanity

06 January 2010 | 0:00 - By Jesse Fink

Is it just me or is there a tinge of pathos in the Annie Leibowitz photos of Tiger Woods that have hit the internet? For all his faux menace, the beanie, the old-school weights, he still looks like the slightly nerdish dork he always was.

Vanity ... Tiger Woods, as shot by Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair. [AP]

Vanity ... Tiger Woods, as shot by Annie Leibowitz for Vanity Fair. [AP]

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Indonesia 2022 needs a new strategy

31 December 2009 | 8:00 - By Jesse Fink

Can Australia work with its near neighbour to co-host a FIFA World Cup?

Could Australia and Indonesia work together to co-host a FIFA World Cup in the future? [GETTY]

Could Australia and Indonesia work together to co-host a FIFA World Cup in the future? [GETTY]

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America: who are you?

24 December 2009 | 15:00 - By Jesse Fink

You really have to wonder, sometimes, if they still burn witches in America.

Pete Townshend and The Who have done recent shows in the USA, yet may not be allowed to play at the Superbowl [GETTY]

Pete Townshend and The Who have done recent shows in the USA, yet may not be allowed to play at the Superbowl [GETTY]

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Breaking rugby's last taboo

23 December 2009 | 13:00 - By Jesse Fink

Welsh rugby union player Gareth Thomas proves he is as tough off the field as he is on it.

Wales rugby union player Gareth Thomas - one of the toughest men in sport [GETTY]

Wales rugby union player Gareth Thomas - one of the toughest men in sport [GETTY]

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Qatar 2022 has right idea, wrong execution

18 December 2009 | 18:00 - By Jesse Fink

If bowing and scraping is any guide to a World Cup bid's chances of success, Qatar 2022 is in the bag.

Football fans in Qatar may one day see the World Cup on home soil, but as part of a pan-Gulf bid [C WANG]

Football fans in Qatar may one day see the World Cup on home soil, but as part of a pan-Gulf bid [C WANG]

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About this Blog

The Finktank is more of what you've come to expect from Jesse Fink, The World Game's enfant terrible, but with a bent on the big issues in sport. No sport, no personality, no subject, is off limits. 

Jesse Fink Jesse Fink is one of Australia's most popular football writers and sports columnists. He is the author of the book 15 Days in June: How Australia Became a Football Nation (Hardie Grant, $29.95) and writes twice a week as "Half-Time Orange" for The World Game and weekly for ESPN Star Sports in Singapore. He lives in Sydney.

 
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