She Did It

Tony Wilson was in the Sydney Olympic stands back in 2000, when Cathy Freeman ran the race of her life. Twenty years on, you can enjoy the experience once again.

World Cup 2014 – Australia v Netherlands: You Idiots in Your Beds

Tonight in Melbourne Australia plays Japan in a FIFA World Cup qualifier. It’s timely to re-live where the journey can go – this from the 2014 World Cup: “Tony Wilson has written a magnificent account of the Socceroos’ heroics versus the Netherlands.”

Almanac Book Cover 2016: The case for Boomer

Tony Wilson pushes the case for Boomer to be featured on the cover of the 2016 Almanac.

The path to enlightment debate: Tinsel Tony Wilson’s opener

Tinsel Tony Wilson got the team off to a flyer with this speech which sets out very clearly (and amusingly) why sport is the better (more reliable, quicker?) path to enlightenment.

Mark Schwarzer Made it So

Tony Wilson is one of the wittiest and most perceptive writers in Australia today. Check out this link to Tony’s blog for his memoir of the brilliant Mark Schwarzer

They couldn’t get James Hird

Last week I stepped up to the podium at an Almanackers lunch to address the topic ‘Tony Wilson, A Life in Football’. At the age of 37 (Marianne Faithful’s ‘The Ballad of Lucy Jordan’ anyone?) I did wonder if I was too young for anything containing the words, ‘A Life’, but then pushed ahead regardless. [Read more]

The Silk Road to South Africa

by Tony Wilson The Socceroos final round of World Cup qualifying began on the Silk Road in Tashkent, and they never really got off it. It is not meant to be this smooth. Nigeria has fallen short again. Powerhouses like Portugal and France are still sweating. After sixteen matches, Argentina is fifth in a South [Read more]

General Footy Writing: Do you hear the people meters sing?

By Tony Wilson Does anyone feel like storming the Bastille with me? Honestly, I’m up for it. We’d meet at Parliament House, say hello to all the principled protesters like the anti-desalination plant mob and the protect-old-growth-forests lot, and then walk down Bourke Street arm-in-arm, chanting, ‘Hey hey, ho ho, a team in West Sydney [Read more]

Believing in the Impossible

by Tony Wilson Shaun Dockery only ever gave one truly great three-quarter time address, but that’s not bad for someone who’s never actually coached. The match was Hawthorn versus North Melbourne at Arden Street, and if the year had have been 1976, this story might have been coloured with screaming fans, traditional rivalry and searching [Read more]