The FIFA World Cup Qualification Wrap (Penultimate Edition)

Twenty-three teams have qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup so far with nine spots still available. The Socceroos will play Honduras next month in a bid to qualify for their fourth World Cup campaign in a row.

War & Peace (and A-League) – Round 1

The first round of the A-League saw plenty of goals including a thrilling F3 derby with 6 goals scored while Victory lost to Sydney by an own goal.

Almanac Soccer: War and Peace (and A-League)

As we turn our attention to that other six months of the year, Dennis Gedling previews the forthcoming A-League season with an extensive list of reasons to watch each of the ten teams.

Those Magnificent Matildas – Part Deux

Dennis Gedling revisits a 2015 article on the Matildas. It was filled with optimism at the time, which is now proving to have been well founded.

The Mega 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Wrap

Over the past 7 days we’ve seen 104 more matches around the world to take us the closer to see who the 32 will be to take part in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia next June. This may take a while but stop worrying about how your team will get on in the finals and have a read.

The Perth Reclink Community Cup: Hounds Hunt in Packs

Dennis Gedling’s first hand review of Perth’s Community Cup is a ripper. (Was that J Mascis umpiring in orange? – Ed.)

The Road to Russia 2018 begins to twist and turn

The FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifiers are heating up and Dennis Gedling has highlighted the games over the next week or so to watch.

A Cats Eyed View of Subi

Cat’s supporter Denis reminisces about the Subiaco Oval as he says goodbye to it as an AFL venue.

The Umpire’s Alphabet

Dennis Gedling gives us a colourful acrostic poem about the under-appreciated art of football umpiring.

Almanac (World Cup) Soccer: Et Tu Gianni?

Dennis Gedling has some thoughts on the expansion of the finals of the World Cup to include 48 teams.

Summer Reading: Six Summer Soccer Reads

Denis Gedling presents a thoughtful collection of Soccer books for your summer reading.

The Magic of the Cup: The Final (Sydney FC)

Dennis Gedling has followed the FFA for the duration, beginning with his beloved Backpackers FC and following the team that knocked his team out. And so it came down to Melbourne City v Sydney FC. Here is Dennis’s report, with some very interesting observation and comment.

The Magic of the Cup: Semi Finals (Canberra Olympic)

Dennis Gedling has kept the chain of support going in the FFA Cup. When his team is knocked out he follows that victor, until it is knocked out, and so on. It’s made for a terrific series. Here’s the Canberra Olympic semi-final story. [Interesting to see where DG goes from here! – JTH]

Almanac Soccer – The Magic of the Cup: Quarter Finals (Green Gully SC)

Dennis Gedling takes us to the quarter finals of the FFA Cup as both teams play for an unlikely semi final spot

Finals Week 1 – Geelong v Hawthorn: Brothers in Arms

Dennis Gedling draws inspiration from the West Wing and a gathering of Western Cats supporters.

The Magic of the Cup: Round of 16 (Melbourne Knights)

If the opposition eliminates the team he is supporting, Dennis Gedling jumps aboard the victors to continue his unique journey through the FFA Cup.

Book Review: Football and War: Australia and Vietnam 1967-72. A missing part of the national narrative.

Dennis Gedling, in reviewing Roy Hay’s latest book, tells the story of a little known Australian soccer sorty. [Informative review of an informative book – JTH]

Almanac Soccer – The Magic of the Cup: Round of 32 (Cockburn City)

Dennis Gedling is enjoying the FFA Cup journey. In this Round-of-32 story, Dennis follows Western Australia’s Cockburn City as they travel to play former NSL powerhouses, Melbourne Knights. [Great stuff Dennis. A wonderful series – Ed].

Round 17 – Fremantle v Geelong: Win is a win..especially in Perth

Perth Cats President Dennis Gedling finally enjoyed seeing his side beat Ross Lyon’s Freo but senses the Cats are a bit off.

Almanac Soccer: The Magic of the Cup – Round 7 (Stirling Lions)

Dennis Gedling has been following the FFA Cup from the WA side and continues the journey wherever it may go