Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Respect Edition

Hamish Neal previews Round 9 of the A-League in a tough week for the round ball code

Almanac Soccer: Tasmania Gaining Large Support To Join The A-League

Will Tassie have an A-League team? Tony Samboras assesses the situation.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Full Edition

Hamish Neal with his Round 8 A-League preview. A massive week coming up for the Melbourne Sheep Cow Whale Ships, 3 games in 7 days…

Almanac Soccer – 10 Interesting Facts About The 2016/17 EPL Season So Far

If you are interested in soccer you might want to give “U.K Football” a try as the matches are played at a much faster pace, in stadiums with world-class stars says John Hawthorne.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Adjustment Edition

A not quite full round of A-League games awaits after the earthquake in New Zealand but plenty of the round ball on the menu this weekend according to Hamish Neal

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: A-League 1,000 – The Craft Edition

Hamish Neal previews round 6 of the Hyundai A-League.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Promotion Edition

With the A-League heading into Round 5, Hamish Neal ponders the impact of injuries across the league

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Picks Edition

So, Yoshi (not our Yoshi) has finally and predictably picked a team. What impact will that have on Round 4 of the A-League? Ok, none, but can Hamish Neal finally get a bet right?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Homes Edition

Plenty of teams still looking for their first win of the season while Sydney’s aiming to put another four on the board. And Timmy Cahill, well, he’s just doing whatever he pleases as Hamish Neal previews Round 3 of the A-League

The A-League, Australian football and meaning

Historian and sports-lover Roy Hay responds to John Harms’s piece on the A League and meaning with a thoughtful survey of the place of the world game and the A League in Australia.

Almanac Soccer: The A-League and the place of meaning in sport

The A-League clubs generate heartfelt support from loyal supporters. But, given the growth agenda of Australian soccer, will the broader community find the A-League meaningful enough to get involved? John Harms considers the state of play.

Almanac Soccer: A-League’s Melbourne Derby (or where were you on December 28 2013?)

Joeya ventures back into A-League territory to watch the Melbourne Derby; a journey to see how soccer has progressed.

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

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Derbies Edition

The second round of the A-League features another big derby while a Grand Final rematch adds interest in Adelaide.

World Cup 2014 – Australia v Netherlands: You Idiots in Your Beds

Tonight in Melbourne Australia plays Japan in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. It’s timely to re-live where the journey can go – this from the 2014 World Cup: “Tony Wilson has written a magnificent account of the Socceroos’ heroics versus the Netherlands.”

Book Launch: Roy Hay’s Games Goals Glory (Oct 13)

All welcome at the launch of Roy Hay’s A-League book Games Goals Glory at the MCC Library 1pm, Oct 13. RSVP is essential to gain entry. Roy Hay, John Didulica (PFA) and David Davutovic (Herald Sun) in conversation.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Return Edition

Hamish Neal is back for Round 1 of the A-League season 2016/17

Almanac Soccer: A-League Preview, Part Two

Part two of Tom Riordan’s 2016/17 A-League season preview.

Alamanac Soccer: A-League season preview – Gotta have a song

Hamish Neal previews the 2016/17 A-League competition, assigning each team a song to fit their narrative for the season. Did your club get Springsteen, Bowie or Crowded House? Read on to find out.