The World Cup Alphabet – G is for…

The Aussies face their World Cup moment of truth tonight. They could do with a Golden Boot or two, or perhaps a dose of Aussie Guus. We revisit Dennis Gedling’s marvellous World Cup Alphabet to set the scene.

The World Cup Alphabet: Z is for…

Dennis Gedling writes of the troubled 1974 Zaire World Cup team, the legendary Zidane and makes some observations about the Socceroos.

The World Cup Alphabet – Y is for…

In the penultimate installment of Dennis Gedling’s World Cup alphabet, he profiles a legendary goalkeeper and looks back on some of the very young players to do well in football’s showcase event.

The World Cup Alphabet: X is for…

X is for Xavi, a champion of Spanish football, and one of the great players of his generation.

The World Cup Alphabet – W is for…

W is for War (yes, War) and something else not usually associated with the world game. Dennis Gedling continues this fascinating series.

The World Cup Alphabet – V is for…

V is for…a couple of legendary players. Dennis Gedling continues to make his way through the alphabet.

The World Cup Alphabet – U is for…

U is for…
As we enter the last week of counting down to the World Cup, Dennis Gedling is inspired by the letter U.

The World Cup Alphabet – T is for…

Get yourself ready for the World Cup with the next in the Alphabet series with T is for Tears – an excellent history of the heartbreak of Australia’s World Cup campaign. [Lots of memories here – JTH]

The World Cup Alphabet: S is for…

Socrates was more than an ancient Greek philosopher as this letter carries a more musical theme

World Cup Alphabet – R is for…

Dennis Gedling’s World Cup Alphabet continues with the letter R. And, yes, you’ve probably picked part of it.

The World Cup Alphabet – P is for…

Dennis Gedling stops for a World Cup P [love those stickers – Ed]

The World Cup Alphabet – Q is for…

We’re into the final 10 countdown with Q – Dennis Gedling takes us from the labyrinthine process of Qualification to a crazy keeper from CONMEBOL

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 3-Eight Minutes Worth Waiting 32 Years For (2006)

With World Cup anticipation bubbling away, we look back at this post from Dennis Gedling on the first match of the 2006 Finals for the Socceroos, a breathaking come-from-behind win against Japan.

After waiting 32 years to play at a World Cup again, the Socceroos started their 2006 campaign against Japan. Dennis Gedling reports on a game that saw the Socceroos come back from a goal down to win 3-1.

The World Cup Alphabet – O is for…

World Cup Alphabet: Dennis Gedling is up to the letter O which is for three concepts which may surprise. [Nice memory of Sengal’s opener v France in 2002 among other matters – JTH]

The World Cup Alphabet – N is for…

N is for…
Dennis Gedling reminds us of some frustrating results and some great old ads.

The World Cup Alphabet – M is for…

M is for…
Dennis Gedling continues his alphabetical countdown to the World Cup with a look at some highlights associated with the letter M.

The World Cup Alphabet – L is for…

L is for…
Another letter, another story from Dennis Gedling as we count down the days to the World Cup.

The World Cup Alphabet – K is for…

We’ve reached the letter K, as special as they come. This time Dennis Gedling looks at a German legend and two countries separated by war but joined in a love of football and knocking The Azzurri out of the World Cup

The World Cup Alphabet – J is for…

The letter of the day is ‘J’ as Dennis Gedling continues through the alphabet, bringing us his wealth of knowledge on the world game.

The World Cup Alphabet – I is for…

The list continues, today Dennis Gedling looks at two Asian Confederation members – one a modern powerhouse with five finals qualifications, the other an underperformer with a quirky tale of (almost) qualification