A-League 1,000 – The Shuffle Edition

With the ICC World Cup continuing the AFL’s pre-season challenge getting underway and round 19 of the A-League promising some ripping match-ups, not for the first time this year, too much sport this weekend- to borrow from Roy & H.G – may be barely enough. Hamish Neal previews this weekend’s A-League action in which champion striker Archie Thompson clocks up his 200th appearance for Melbourne Victory.

Fearless (Sort Of) Visits the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia (And Assesses the Damage)

After almost becoming the pariah’s of Australian sport on the back of a disastrous 2022 World Cup bid, Fearless believes the FFA pulled the right rein by hosting a successful 2015 Asian Cup tournament.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 18 of the A-League

The Sky Blues of Sydney have really hit their stride in recent weeks under Graham Arnold, so why – after their brilliant come from behind 4-2 smashing of the Central Coast Mariners on the weekend – have they made Dennis Gedling’s bad list this week? Read on to find out why!

A-League Week 18 Preview – The Falling Over Edition

As the race to the title begins to get serious, Hamish Neal takes a look at this weekend’s action in the A-League.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 17 of the A-League

Game-changing refereeing calls, internecine warfare at Newcastle, Perth Glory players celebrating their discovery of a nightspot in Adelaide that’s open on a Sunday night and Brisbane Roar finding form at the right time of the season. It’s Dennis Gedling’s good, bad and ugly from week 17 of the A-League

Roy Hay: Is It Time for More Cooperation?

Some great analysis from Roy Hay and Tony Ward in Monday’s Guardian on how the numbers are telling us that it’s time Australia’s sporting bodies stopped warring and began cooperating for the greater good of fans.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Round 16 of the A-League

The Asian Cup whirlwind has left town so the focus returns to the domestic competition. Sports fans were served up with some brilliant games across this weekend’s A-League fixtures. Dennis Gedling nicely packages up the’ what-you-need-to-know’.

The dancing dozen – 12 wonderful fan moments from the Asian Cup

Want an antidote for politics and pessimism? Patrick Skene offers his latest Guardian piece highlighting all the brilliant Asian Cup fan moments off the pitch.

Breakfast With the Goodfellas February 6-8: Super Bowl Wrap-up and the Latest in the A-League and the EPL

Welcome to February. The Asian Cup is over with and so it’s business as usual in the A-League and the EPL. Dr Cruel and Stone Cold settle in at Rocotillo’s Cafe in Frankston for some lunch and a chat about the Super Bowl and this weekend’s action in the world of football and soccer.   [Read more]

Wednesday’s Soccer and Cricket

An SEN listener poll and talkback segment on The Morning Glory gets Yoshi thinking about the parallels between Australian soccer hopefuls grinding out careers in Europe and Japanese baseballers who chase the dream of playing in the MLB in the states.

57 Mt Pleasant Street (part 4): it’s the fun, stupid

“It can’t be that simple, can it?” E.regnans on the one link that binds all sports across all countries across all the years. Sport reporting has never been so existential.

Asian Cup: On supporting Iraqi football

Patrick Skene on the highs and lows of following Iraqi football.

The Asian Cup and Australia’s Future

The Socceroos are now the undisputed Kings of Asian football. It’s time, argues Roy Hay, to focus on winning the ultimate prize in world football: “We have a long way to go, but last night’s triumph is not the end, it is just the beginning…”

Asian Cup 2015: Australia is the Champion of Asia at Football

Roy Hay summarises 120 minutes of joy, despair and then joy again. The Socceroos are now the champions of Asia. A feat that should not be underestimated.

Asian Cup Final: Australia won, because that’s what Australians do

Tom Riordan relives all the excitement of a nerve-shattering, breath-taking Asian Cup Final – with Ange and the new generation triumphing in a pulsating 120 minutes.

Asian Cup 2015: The Final

A last minute, fingers-crossed update from Roy Hay as kick-off in the 2015 Asian Cup final looms

Breakfast With the Goodfellas: Asian Cup, Australian Open tennis and Super Bowl XLIX Previews Episode

As a huge weekend of sport gets underway, Dr Cruel and Stone Cold Steve Baker get together for a bite of brekky at Mileto’s in Windsor and chat about the Asian Cup final between the Socceroos and South Korea, the Australian Open finals and Monday morning’s Super Bowl.

Asian Cup 2015: The Story You Didn’t See

From Soccer blog ‘Shoot Farken': A brilliant and thought-provoking piece on the media narrative surrounding the Asian Cup, which has been in marked contrast to the Australian Open tennis coverage.

Almanac Soccer: 2015 Asian Cup Final Get-Together at The Imperial Hotel (NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE!)

Come and watch the Socceroos (hopefully) collect some silverware in Saturday night’s Asian Cup Final at the Imperial Hotel – Almanac style!

Football in London: Who took the jam outta your doughnut?

Standing on a time-honoured patch of dung, yarning with the rank and file and giving the opposing lads some stick. Mickey Randall extolls the virtue of the grass-roots soccer lover, away from the bright lights of the Premier League in Old Blighty. Whether it’s Wealdstone or Wangaratta, some things seamlessly hurdle continents and cultures.