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Trevor Marshallsea

Humorist for print or screen, and seasoned journalist on sport and other things. Used to be found at SMH and AAP.

Trevor Marshallsea is a former Fairfax journalist. He was SMH chief cricket writer from 2001-2007, after 15 years at AAP in Sydney, London, Beijing, Brisbane and Hobart. He currently lives in China and writes at

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Not Keeping Score In Kids' Sport Is Missing The Point(s)

As for the fear of children feeling both ends of life's emotional spectrum, in an age where disappointment has apparently been outlawed, see the General George S. Patton quote, much loved by AFL coaching and playing great, Leigh Matthews: "Accept the challenge without reservation or doubt, and risk the depression of losing, so you may experience the exhilaration of victory."
20/02/2016 6:47 AM AEDT
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The Smog Ate My Homework

With the current week Beijing is having, you come to understand why. If, like cyclones, catastrophic smog days were given names to identify them, an appropriate one for this week would be something like Motherf*cker Bob.
09/12/2015 5:06 AM AEDT
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Play That F#!%y Music

The top brass had jetted into Beijing and everything had been meticulously planned for the China launch of a major US computer company's much-hyped new laptop. Then, very loudly through some large speakers, a song started up.
30/11/2015 5:02 AM AEDT