Blue Moon gone forever

By Murray Murchison. Restaurants open and close in Trinity Beach. The swings and roundabouts of cyclones, climate change and pandemics combined with the see-sawing of capricious dining preferences, the laughing-clown social-media influencers and the house of mirrors of digital life add up to a fairground of despair. We have seen them come and go. Atlantis,Continue reading “Blue Moon gone forever”

A conversation with the Song Doctor

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Though he is hardly a household name, Sir Eric Murray, the Song Doctor, (above) is a legend of the music industry. He has contributed as uncredited songwriter on more than fifty number one hits and has saved many well known songs from the discount rack of history.Continue reading “A conversation with the Song Doctor”

Cowboys fail to resolve teamwork issues: Tate allegedly shot by players

By Destiny Givens Following a string of five losses, a clinical coaching performance by Paul Green initially halted the Cowboys’ slump with a rousing and mistake-strewn win against the drug-addled Titans. It has been reported that Green had sequestered the entire Cowboys playing group in the CowHouse for some intense work-shopping following the loss toContinue reading “Cowboys fail to resolve teamwork issues: Tate allegedly shot by players”

Sexy Jess wins the FNQOTY gong

By Kimberley Schloss In a lavish ceremony at the Reef Casino in Cairns, international pop sensation and assistant coach at the Mackay Cutters, Jessica Mauboy, has been named as Far North Queenslander of the Year. The former Young Diva has been a perennial finalist in the competition, and is the first non-Cowboy recipient since SharynContinue reading “Sexy Jess wins the FNQOTY gong”

A conversation with Bluey PupPup

Part of the Conversations Series, with Shirley Higgins-Croft Sir Bluey PupPup (above left) is a dog that wears many collars. He is best known as the North Queensland Cowboys mascot, but his responsibilities extend far beyond faffing around the sideline. He is a critical part of the finely-tuned machine that has dominated the Queensland RugbyContinue reading “A conversation with Bluey PupPup”

Is there room at the Cowhouse for Carney?

By Destiny Givens NRL bad boy, Todd Carney, seems likely to sign a new contract with the Cowboys, after four years in Rugby League wilderness. The highly skilled ball distributor and keen geocacher could provide useful cover in the halves for an ageing Thurston and an inexperienced Te Maire Martin. Coach Paul Green has indicatedContinue reading “Is there room at the Cowhouse for Carney?”

Cowboys revise official nickname list

By Destiny Givens In response to the Cowboy’s unexpected and spectacular progress to this years NRL Grand Final, the Cowboys organisation have released a revised official nicknames list. Fans are encouraged to make use of officially sanctioned nicknames in their social media posts. Chef de Mission at 1300 Smiles Stadium, Bob Bliss, explained to theContinue reading “Cowboys revise official nickname list”

One-armed JT smashes Blues’ dreams, Kevvie tactics inscrutable

By Destiny Givens The Queensland Maroons prevailed 18-16 last night in Sydney to square up the 2017 Origin series. The decider will be played in three weeks in Brisbane. Jonathan Thurston (above), who was playing at some disadvantage due to the precautionary removal of his left arm at half time, was able to pot theContinue reading “One-armed JT smashes Blues’ dreams, Kevvie tactics inscrutable”

Hess tipped to wear maroon

By Destiny Givens Speculation is mounting among the best brains in Rugby League punditry as to what is going to happen to the beleaguered Maroon pack. The engine-room of the Queensland team was out-muscled in the opening match of this year’s Origin series, and coach Kev Walters will want to redress the imbalance.  In theContinue reading “Hess tipped to wear maroon”

Cowboys rocked by Scandal

By Destiny Givens Emotions have been running high at Cowboys House following a limp performance against the deplorable Eels last weekend. At full-time, Coach Green circled the wagons around the team and refused to allow support staff and media representatives to attend the traditional post-match victory sausage sizzle and dance-rave at the CowHouse. As theContinue reading “Cowboys rocked by Scandal”