Conn is renowned in journalistic circles for his expert use of the literary technique, "brutal irony". Conn is known for his catchphrase "Strewth!", usually coupled with a statement that will come back to haunt him in the most dramatic way possible the next day. Conn cites Shakespeare for his love of this comedic tragedy.
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News Limited's chief cricket writer Malcolm Conn...
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