Political turmoil in Soccer (I think we have been here before)

History has a way of repeating itself. Particularly when it comes to the issues facing Australian soccer. Dr Cruel explains.

Junior Almanac – Soccer: Booroondara in a classic

Carey student Max Borroni reports on a classic junior soccer match from last season, between Booroondara and Ashburton.

International AFL: Success or Failure?

Jake Rachwalski examines just how successful the AFL’s venture into China actually was. Is this expansion worthwhile or a waste or time and money?

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

Hamish Neal previews the much anticipated A-League Grand Final Between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.

Almanac Socccer – A- League 1,000: The Nearly Edition

It’s semi-final week in the A-League. Will we get the blockbuster Grand Final the A-League is hoping for?

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

It’s finals time in the A-League. Hamish Neal has a look at the elimination finals.

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

With teams jockeying for finals positions Hamish Neal previews Round 27 of the A-League

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

The A-League eyes the future with the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee this weekend. With the Premier’s Plate all locked up, how will it affect the race away from the wooden spoon?

The Boys Trip – Day 1: Gestation

Stuart Hunter is about to head off with his family on a sporting tour of England. This is his first report.

The A-League, Australian football and meaning

With Roy Hay’s lunch coming up this Friday (7 April) we also reprise his response to John Harms’s piece which was published last October:

Historian and sports-lover Roy Hay responds to John Harms’s piece on the A League and meaning with a thoughtful survey of the place of the world game and the A League in Australia.

Almanac Soccer: The A-League and the place of meaning in sport

In the lead up to Friday’s Roy Hay lunch, we reprise John Harms’s piece which was first published last October:

The A-League clubs generate heartfelt support from loyal supporters. But, given the growth agenda of Australian soccer, will the broader community find the A-League meaningful enough to get involved? John Harms considers the state of play.

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

Will Bobo or Baba kick more goals this weekend in Round 25 of the A-League season? Includes highlights one of the most amazing matches of New Zealand football you will ever see

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?