EPL – Liverpool v Manchester United: Reds unable to break winless record against United

Now the AFL season is over, our Japanese correspondent, Yoshi, reports on a big English Premier League match.

Guineas Day Preview: There’s only one Timmy Cahill

Sal Ciardulli sings the praises of Tim Cahill. Plus extensive previews of the Caulfield Guineas and The Everest meetings.

Raving Rulebook No 8

Rulebook lives !!! This week he tees off on the AFL re State Leagues, laments footy politics, lauds Richmond, proposes a radical finals series, praises the Storm, queries the Socceroos, says g’day to Ben Stokes and gives the footy media a huge bake.

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.

The Influence of Australian Migrant Minorities on Soccer Today

Ivan Suljic looks at the influence of migrant footballers have had on Australian soccer including the Socceroos and the A-League. (A fascinating read for soccer fans – MNQ).

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.

Australia v Iran 1997: What happens when a sport bets the house and loses

As the 17th anniversary of Australia v Iran ticks by, Vaughan Menlove shares his memories of that World Cup qualifier at the MCG. He remains haunted. [And with a debt to pay…? – Ed] {Reprised 06-Sep-17]

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.

Juniors Almanacking – Memories of 10-year-olds. Brilliant.

It’s book week. This is David Wilson’s story of volunteering to take a couple of sessions at his children’s school on “the writing of a memory.” A rare privilege.

Almanac Book Review: The Death and Life of Australian Soccer by Joe Gorman

Football historian Roy Hay has reviewed the latest book on Australian football by Joe Gorman.

Vale Les Murray

Yes, in reality, how do you compete with a god? asks Dr Cruel in his tribute to Les Murray.

Almanac Soccer: Quinn’s Cup and Trophy in the ACT

Partially blind goalkeeper saves penalty! Hamish provides a link detailing this inspiring effort.

What do you do in Melbourne when Richmond has a bye?

Richmond had the bye this weekend so Joe De Petro attended two games of football: the friendly between the world’s top two countries Brazil and Argentina, and a footy clash between fallen champions (Hawthorn) and a team on the rise (Gold Coast).

Round 12 Preview – Scott a lot to say

Round 12 kicks off tonight with the Grand Final replay which will be a cracker. The Socceroos will also be playing a pivotal game tonight against Saudi Arabia in the World Cup Qualifiers.

Almanac Soccer – The ABC debacle and a messy aftermath

Tom Riordan addresses the elephant in the room. Was the ABC2 coverage of LIverpool v Sydney really that bad? Yes. A serious bidder for the next A-League TV rights is the laughing stock of the country. Over to you, FFA.

Political turmoil in Soccer (I think we have been here before)

History has a way of repeating itself. Particularly when it comes to the issues facing Australian soccer. Dr Cruel explains.

Junior Almanac – Soccer: Booroondara in a classic

Carey student Max Borroni reports on a classic junior soccer match from last season, between Booroondara and Ashburton.