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]
Chelsea signs Brazilian David Luiz for his second stint at Stamford Bridge, Vaughan aka DrCruel73 cannot believe it, his U11s play better!
Often dubbed the ‘invisible’ migrants due to an inclination to assimilate quickly in to Australian culture, the story of the postwar Dutch migrants and their influence on soccer here has largely been overlooked. Until now. Les Everett alerts us to an event in Perth where writer Adam Muyt will present a talk on the influence of Dutch born players on soccer in Western Australia.
Neil Drysdale pays tribute to Hibs superfan, Sam Martinez.
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]
John Green has sent us another terrific travel-soccer piece as he continues to follow Preston North End, the Lilywhites, around England. On this weekend he was in Ipswich, so he can now claim he’s been to Ipswich in Queensland and Ipswich in Suffolk. [Entertaining insight into football and place in England – JTH]
John Green makes the trip from Lancashire to London to watch his beloved Preston North End take on QPR.
Aidan has flown his Manchester United colours and feels optimistic, especially with Zlatan playing for the Red Devils.
John Green is avoiding Richmond’s season in England observing the local Football, you will enjoy his post on an English League Cup fixture.
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].
As fill-in coach for his children’s junior soccer team, Jeff Dowsing is learning about emotion and decision-making – “Ange Postecoglou has nothing to fear.”
Michael Viljoen reviews the theatrical performance of Euro 2016 final and applauds Ronaldo, the best actor with footy boots.