Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Gap Edition

Plenty of changes in goal around the country as Hamish Neal tells you all you need to know about Round 24 of the A-League

Junior Sports: Where Can They Play?

In a world of high density housing developments where the focus is on profit, just where are our junior sportspeople supposed to train and play?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Brothers Edition

It’s part two of Round 23 of the A-League this weekend. Can Adelaide United replicate its ACL performance against Brisbane?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Two Edition

A quiet weekend for the A-league with only two matches, but they do have finals consequences. Hamish Neal reads the tea leaves.

Almanac Obituary: Tommy Gemmell

Tommy Gemmell, one of the characters of Scottish soccer has died at the age of 73. Neil Drysdale remembers his colourful life.

The curious case of KAA Gent

Dave Brown ponders whether it is appropriate to wear that soccer shirt in the cupboard

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Sweep Edition

It’s Round 22 of the A-league and finally we get the rematch we’ve all been waiting for – Tim Cahill vs the corner flag kid

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Boateng Edition

Just what does Western Sydney have to do to get a points deduction and do we have a trans-Tasman brotherhood on the cards?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Concussion Edition

Hamish Neal ponders the use of the concussion test amongst his review of Round 20 of the A-League

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Ban Edition

1,000-ish words, thoughts and musings on round 19 of the A-League which starts in Sydney on Thursday evening when the unbeaten Sky Blues FC host the Nix before it concludes in the Harbour City on Sunday. Perth also host the defending champion second franchise from Melbourne in the W-League decider.   Sydney FC v Wellington [Read more]

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Gunners Edition

Hamish Neal previews this week’s A-League action including the big clash between Sydney FC and Brisbane Roar.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Coffs Edition

New A-League logos, a game in Coffs Harbour and the massive Australia Day clash between Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC. Hamish Neal covers it all in his Round 17 preview.

A Festival of Football

Paul Spinks has a novel idea for football – all of football. This is an edited extract from his piece which will appear in Long Bombs to Snake 2 (which is almost ready for release – Ed]

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Run Edition

Hamish Neal previews Roound 16 of the A-League and pints to a few things to look out for.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Chasing Edition

Hamish Neal previews the exciting round 15 matches this weekend including the top four battle between Melbourne Victory and Brisbane Roar.

Almanac Soccer: Nine times zero equals 48. A look at Fifa’s World Cup decision

Hamish Neal analyses the move to have 48 countries play in the finals of the World Cup.

Almanac (World Cup) Soccer: Et Tu Gianni?

Dennis Gedling has some thoughts on the expansion of the finals of the World Cup to include 48 teams.

Almanac FA Cup: Pilgrims’ Progress – to the Replay

Blueboy, the lad from Tavistock, tells the tale of a mighty FA Cup performance from the club of his boyhood, Plymouth Argyle – The Pilgrims. [Outstanding – JTH]

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Distance Edition

Hamish Neal with his musings on the upcoming Round 14 of the A-League.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Hot Edition

With football heading down to Geelong while the FFA eyes expansion there’s a reasonable prospect of the top four stealing a big break on the rest of the competition