Almanac Soccer: War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 19

The gap between the top 4 and the rest grows, Phoenix continue to show why people like John Kosmina want them out of the league and poor new Socceroos boss Bert Van Marwijk had to sit through three A-league games. Another big round of A-League writes Dennis Gedling.

Almanac Music: Vale Mark E Smith. One of God’s True Prototypes

Gone too soon at 60. Read Dennis Gedling’s tribute to Mark E Smith, frontman of Manchester post-punk band The Fall.

Almanac Soccer – War and Peace (and A-League): Round 18

Dennis Gedling with this week’s A-League: “A free kick worthy of Billy Bragg lyrics, Sydney FC back in charge and the Roar bounceback from their midweek horror show. A lot of great stuff in this round of the A-League…”

War and Peace (and A-League): Goals! Goals! Goals!

Lots of goals this week as Dennis Gedling reviews the weekend’s A-League round where the top two teams dropped points. DG’s Clown of the Round is revealed as is his Sacred Cow.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 16

Dennis Gedling with an overview of Round 16 of the A-League season which introduces us to a new word: thunderbastard. [Definitions please – Ed]

Almanac Soccer: War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 15

Scarily, Sydney FC and Adrian Mierzejewski are just hitting their straps – will anyone stop them?

War and Peace (and A-League)-Round 14

Dennis reports on the half way point of the season that sees Sydney FC still clearly the best side in the A-League, though given a bloody nose by the Jets, Victory having their march stalled, and the Glory, well, is just being the Glory.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 13

Victory clawed their way to some good form, Sydney FC continue to torch the earth as they march on like a footballing General Sherman and fireworks only over the harbour in Gosford for the New Year’s round of the A-League. Dennis Gedling reports.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 12

Dennis Gedling runs his eye over Round 12 in the A League and doesn’t have a lot of good things to say about Western Sydney. Meanwhile SFC march on with Bobo registering an away hat-trick.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 11

Dennis Gedling on A-League Round 11 – includes stories of farcical video reviews, love handles, squeaky bum time, Sacred Cow of the Round and Arse Clown of the Round [Do yourself a favour – Ed].

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 10

Dennis Gedling looks at Round 10 of the A-League and finds memorable and forgettable moments with Sydney FC flexing their collective muscle yet again.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 9

Dennis Gedling reports on Round 9 of the A-League, where, worryingly, an average of just 7,445 fans attended each of the five games in this round.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 8

Dennie Gedling’s comprehensive wrap of Round 8 in the A-League – which was not without its action and controversy.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 7

Dennis Gedling gives A-League Round 7 a thorough going-over.

The FIFA World Cup Qualification Wrap (Final Edition)

After 868 games over 6 continents and featuring 209 countries for 31 spots at the 2018 FIFA World Cup we now finally have our final 32 teams. The final round of play offs had more nils than a Swedish phonebook reports Dennis Gedling. [This is a massive, comprehensive report which will leave you well and truly in the know – Ed]

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 6

Dennis Gedling walks us through the weekend’s A-League action, which saw a new and unexpected leader rise to the top of the pile.

Almanac Soccer History: Remember the ’93 Socceroos

Dennis Gedling gets us in the mood for the Socceroos-Honduras World Cup qualifier with this story of the Socceroos 1993 campaign. [Terrific historical account from a fan’s perspective – JTH]

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 5

The round might have been uninspiring, but Dennis Gedling’s wrap of Round 5 is anything but.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 4

Round 4 of the A-League saw a few cracking goals (see Krishna’s ripper), close contests and a touch of controversy surrounding the VAR. Dennis Gedling has all this and more covered in his weekly wrap-up of Australian football.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 3

Round 3 of the A-League and the lowlight seemed to be the Video Review technology according to Dennis Gedling’s wrap of the round.