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cocky Aussie sportsmen get their just desserts

I'm a proud and patriotic Aussie, but one thing I cannot stand is cocky players who expect life to be a cakewalk for them, showing no respect for their opponents or the fans that support them.

This week's prime examples are:

Australia Rugby League team - thrashed every team in the prelim rounds, thought the final was going to be a walk in the park, and totally embarrassed by New Zealand. Egg on their faces and entirely deserved. As a Victorian, I can quite proudly say I really don't care about rugby league, and this only furthers that belief.

Andrew Symonds - a walking timebomb who thinks he can do whatever he likes rather than play the role of a professional sportsman. Dropped from the Australia cricket team recently after various issues, mostly relating to alcohol and a poor attitude, he gets caught up in a bar incident immediately after his first game back after several months in the wilderness. This bloke is a liability and does not deserve to wear the baggy green. He has had his chances, he is over-rated and the team would be far better served by playing someone who wants to play for his country for the next 10 years, not until the nearest nightclub opens. Sack him, and sack him now!

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