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
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.
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.
Joeya ventures back into A-League territory to watch the Melbourne Derby; a journey to see how soccer has progressed.
Dennis Gedling takes us to the quarter finals of the FFA Cup as both teams play for an unlikely semi final spot
The second round of the A-League features another big derby while a Grand Final rematch adds interest in Adelaide.
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.”
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.
Hamish Neal is back for Round 1 of the A-League season 2016/17
Part two of Tom Riordan’s 2016/17 A-League season preview.
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.
The A-League season is not far away so Tom Riordan begins casting his eyes over the teams for coming season.
Some thoughtful insights from Neil about why he has become sick of sport.
With the NRL and AFL’s respective finales approaching, eminent Australian economist and former Adelaide Uni Blacks footballer Tim “Plug” Harcourt writes on “football multiculturalism” and the various football codes of Australia. What’s the state of play?
Dr Cruel reckons that Tommy Rogic, currently plying his trade with Glasgow Celtic, could be Australia’s next EPL superstar
Rod Oaten’s Barnsley FC has made a good start to the Championship. Fingers are crossed.
John Green visited Nottingham’s Meadow Lane last weekend for the fourth tier match between Notts County and Grimsby Town. He discovered County’s rich history and learnt about two ‘Legends of the Lane’.
If the opposition eliminates the team he is supporting, Dennis Gedling jumps aboard the victors to continue his unique journey through the FFA Cup.
Aidan Hammond likes Marcus Rashford, scoring when Ibrahimovic couldn’t.
Neil Drysdale had the opportunity to interview Ferenc Puskas before he died ten years ago. You may know of the famous Hungarian by name, but this will help you understand the origin and nature of his genius. (And his training diet is pretty appealing as well: wine, beer, soda water, spicy sausages and conversation.) Includes a Youtube montage. [Brilliant – JTH]