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

A-League Expansion: Where should the new teams be based?

As FFA looks to expand the A-League from 10 to 12 teams, DrCruel73 favours South Melbourne as the best of many options.

A-League 1,000: The Holiday Edition

A big week for the A-League coming up with matches (almost) every day for the near future. Hamish Neal walks us through

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

Hamish Neal previews Round 11 of the A-League as a goal-fest in the west looks on the cards.

Summer Reading: Six Summer Soccer Reads

Denis Gedling presents a thoughtful collection of Soccer books for your summer reading.

The Magic of the Cup: The Final (Sydney FC)

Dennis Gedling has followed the FFA for the duration, beginning with his beloved Backpackers FC and following the team that knocked his team out. And so it came down to Melbourne City v Sydney FC. Here is Dennis’s report, with some very interesting observation and comment.

Almanac Soccer – A-League: When Harry met the Mariners… or not.

When will Harry Redknapp meet the Mariners? Or will Mariners fans need to buy a plane ticket to catch him at Wimborne’s home ground The Cuthbury?

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

A big weekend for the A-League as both Victorian teams head to ANZ Stadium. Let the Tifos commence!

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

Hamish Neal previews Round 9 of the A-League in a tough week for the round ball code