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‘Melbourne wins’: Piggy’s big admission to Jimmy Bartel

Hour of Power

When it comes to sporting events, Melbourne and Sydney have always shared an intense rivalry.

And a report in today’s Sydney Morning Herald reveals Sydney is ranked higher than Melbourne as a sporting city, based on a recently-conducted survey.

But on the Hour of Power, Mark Riddell admitted to Jimmy Bartel Melbourne was actually the superior sporting city.

“I’m Sydney through and through and even I would admit Melbourne is the sporting capital of Australia,” Riddell said.

“We’ve taken an Origin game (to the MCG) and it’s packed out – there’s always 90,000 there.”

Bartel didn’t hold back, making the case for why his hometown was a better sporting city.

“Melbourne had 780,000 people at the Australian Open,” he said.

“We’ve got a 100,000 seat stadium for cricket and football and the F1 is about to start too.

“Everything is right in the city for the big sporting events.”

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