Almanac (English) Soccer: The Day I Made it to Ipswich

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]

Almanac (English) Soccer: Love is in the air

John Green makes the trip from Lancashire to London to watch his beloved Preston North End take on QPR.

Almanac Soccer: Oh Zlatan

Aidan has flown his Manchester United colours and feels optimistic, especially with Zlatan playing for the Red Devils.

Almanac Soccer: Getting the Fans Offside

John Green is avoiding Richmond’s season in England observing the local Football, you will enjoy his post on an English League Cup fixture.

Almanac Soccer – The Magic of the Cup: Round of 32 (Cockburn City)

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].

The reluctant coach

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.”

Almanac Soccer: Coiffures, posers, and show-offs: ‘Ronaldo’s’ European Cup Final.

Michael Viljoen reviews the theatrical performance of Euro 2016 final and applauds Ronaldo, the best actor with footy boots.

Almanac Soccer: Euro 2016 Success or Not?

DrCruel73 questions whether Euro 2016 was a success with the new 24 team format.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 10-7-16

If there are footy scores worth knowing about, you will find them here.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 3-7-16

All the weekend football and sporting results worth knowing for Monday’s morning coffee

Almanac Soccer: The Magic of the Cup – Round 7 (Stirling Lions)

Dennis Gedling has been following the FFA Cup from the WA side and continues the journey wherever it may go

Almanac Soccer: England’s Misery to Continue

DrCruel73 blames England’s lack of world class players and inept management with no foreseeable improvement.

Almanac Soccer: Why England’s football solution lies abroad

In the aftermath of England’s elimination at the 2016 Euros, Hamish Neal suggests that for England to really improve, more of their players must play abroad.

Almanac Soccer: No Farting Allowed in the Round Ball Game

Jan Courtin shares a recent outburst of flatulence heard around the world

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 26-6-16

All the sporting results from this weekend that are fit to print

Euro 2016: “Night to remember on green field of France” (The Irish Times)

Keith Duggan’s rollicking story from The Irish Times, as Republic of Ireland, needing victory to progress to the knock-out phase of Euro 2016, rapturously defeat Italy. “Football: bloody hell. About an hour before kick-off, O’Neill’s starting 11 filtered into the muggy Flanders evening. It was as intriguing a selection as he has ever plumped for…”

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 19-6-16

All the weekend sporting results worth knowing and some others as well.

Almanac Soccer: All Whites off to Russia, in 2017 at least.

Hamish Neal provides a comprehensive and critical review of the Oceania Football Confederation Nations Cup and issues surrounding the competition.

Almanac Weekend Sports Results 12-06-16

All the weekend sporting results fit to print

Almanac Soccer: Let’s Look Back at the Euros – Euro 2012 (Ukraine/Poland)

Dennis Gedling completes the journey on bringing us up to date with the Euros. Can anyone challenge Spain’s dominance?