Asian Cup 2015: Australia is the Champion of Asia at Football

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.

Asian Cup Final: Australia won, because that’s what Australians do

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.

Asian Cup 2015: The Final

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.

Asian Cup 2015: The Story You Didn’t See

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.

Almanac Soccer: 2015 Asian Cup Final Get-Together at The Imperial Hotel (NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE!)

Come and watch the Socceroos (hopefully) collect some silverware in Saturday night’s Asian Cup Final at the Imperial Hotel – Almanac style!

Football in London: Who took the jam outta your doughnut?

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.

Asian Cup 2015: Asian Cup Attendance Exceeds Expectations

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.

Asian Cup 2015: From Bay 54 and Beyond

Hamish Neal was at Hunter Stadium to see the Socceroos book their place in Saturday evening’s Asian Cup final against South Korea.

A Win’s a Win, and That’s Just What the Socceroos Did

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’s Ten Biggest Sporting Upsets : February 2014 – January 2015

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.

Hey Look! The Socceroos are in Newcastle.

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!

What do you think of the Asian Cup so far?

Roy Hay with some interesting observations on the Asian Cup in the Asian Century in the Asian Region.

Weekend Reading: Deflategate, the Worst Question in Sports and Cambridge United

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.]

Almanac Podcasts : Breakfast With The Goodfellas

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!

Asian Cup: Australia and South Korea into the semi-finals

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.

Asian Cup: China awake

Patrick Skene looks at China’s path to tonight’s quarter final against Australia. What has happened in recent times in Chinese football?

2015 Asian Cup: Spanning the Cup “Nobody Believes in Us…”

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.

Asian Cup – Japan 2 Jordan 0: Japan Cruise into the Quarter Finals

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]

A day in the life of a retired old bloke

You Jammy Bustard Roy Hay! Frances is right. [I hope I age as well as you – JTH]