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.
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.
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.
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.
Come and watch the Socceroos (hopefully) collect some silverware in Saturday night’s Asian Cup Final at the Imperial Hotel – Almanac style!
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.
Take a bow, Australian sports fans. Roy Hay documents how attendances at the 2015 Asian Cup have smashed organisers’ expectations. And that’s without the local committee having access to the MCG or Docklands stadium in Melbourne, nor games being played in Perth, Adelaide or Tasmania.
Hamish Neal was at Hunter Stadium to see the Socceroos book their place in Saturday evening’s Asian Cup final against South Korea.
After booking a place in the 2015 Asian Cup Final, it’s all coming together quite nicely for Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos. Tom Riordan breaks down how the lads outplayed a determined, but ultimately outclassed Australian XI.
Yoshi lists his 10 biggest sporting upsets that have occurred between February 2014 to January 2015. There’s a healthy smattering of AFL surprises, but also some shocks from the World Game and on the tennis courts, too.
Hamish Neal previews the 2015 Asian Cup Semi-Finals, which get underway tonight at Stadium Australia in Sydney. With over half a million fans having clicked through the turnstiles so far to watch the action in person, and the recent China v Australia Quarter Final being watched by more viewers than there are people in Australia, you better believe the Semi Finals are a big deal!
Roy Hay with some interesting observations on the Asian Cup in the Asian Century in the Asian Region.
Some great reading to get your teeth into over the Australia Day long weekend.
[Cambridge United have just held Man U to a 0-0 draw at Abbey – replay at Old Trafford.]
As the 2015 Asian Cup reaches its exciting climax, the Goodfellas – Vaughan ‘Dr Cruel’ Menlove and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Baker – convene for some breakfast and soccer talk from the legendary Turtle Café in Elwood. This week includes a thank you to the legendary Roy Hay and gives a lot of love to Tim Cahill, The Rock, Zeno Tzatsaris, Joskun Aziz and Athas Hyrsoulakis. As Triple/Double J turns 40, the lads take a trip down memory lane and recall some of the life-altering music the J’s introduced into their lives like Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, the Rollins Band and Spiderbait. GORN, GET IN!
Roy Hay was at the rectangular stadium in Melbourne to see South Korea get through to the semis, before catching the Tim Cahill show on TV.
Patrick Skene looks at China’s path to tonight’s quarter final against Australia. What has happened in recent times in Chinese football?
Hamish Neal provides your ‘what-you-need-to-know’ one-stop-shop for tonight and Friday evening’s 2015 Asian Cup Quarter Finals. You’re welcome.
Another great 2015 Asian Cup match report from Roy Hay. The Blue Samurai of Japan hold off a dogged Jordanian outfit to secure a Quarter Final berth against the United Arab Emirates on Friday night in Sydney [And the editorial coordinator’s man-crush on Gotoku Sakai continues. Am I right, ladies? – Ed]