Why do we have to commercialise everything, especially where sport is concerned?
The Matildas are a fine team of young athletes who have done themselves and their country proud. Let's congratulate them, admire them, enjoy them, thank them, even take vicarious pleasure in what they have achieved on the world stage. And yes, the FFA should reward them.
But Tim Kay (Letters, 30 June) thinks of them as a "product", to be marketed and promoted. What is he trying to do - turn them into clones of Daly Cherry-Evans?
There aren't too many ways available for venting one's anger or frustration at some of the things happening in the world around us. One such escape valve is the good old Letter to the Editor, even if only a small proportion of them gets published. It is often well-nigh impossible to keep the discussion short enough for the newspapers. So rather that have them expire in some Editor's Trash bin, we'll preserve them for posterity here. Inevitably, though, some nuances will be lost for those unfamiliar with the background or the letter or article to which we are responding. But each is undoubtedly a miniature literary masterpiece, though you may find the themes become somewhat repetitive.