World Cup 2014: Brazil collapses at the feet of dominant Germany

Tom Riordan describes the German semi-final slaughter of the host nation Brazil.

Melbourne Heart: A resurrected Schip

The Heart has had a miracle turnaround. Some would argue that if Aloisi had the three key players at his disposal that van’t Schip has, he would have managed the same. But Tom Riordan believes that van’t Schip is on another level altogether.

A disrupted start to the season for both Heart and Victory

Tom Riordan puts the disappointing start to the A-League season for Melbourne Heart down to injuries. He is prepared to cut manager John Aloisi a little slack, but is more worried about his Melbourne Victory’s loss of their manager to national duties.

AFL Round 18 – Western Bulldogs vs West Coast: Dogs heap misery on flightless Eagles

Tom Riordan was quietly confident as he headed to Docklands Stadium.

99.94 reasons to visit Bowral

Do yourself a favour, says Tom Riordan, and make the trip to the Bradman Museum (now officially called The International Cricket Hall of Fame).

In A-League of its Own: Round 15

Melbourne Victory has jumped a shaken Adelaide United to claim 2nd spot following their 3-1 win over Sydney FC at AAMI Park on Saturday evening.

In A-League of its Own: Round 14

Sydney FC has turned in its most prolific performance in its history at the weekend by putting 7 goals past Wellington at the SFS to win 7-1 and leap to 7th on the A-League table.

In A-League of its Own: Round 13

Melbourne Heart has again paid the price for failing to put a solid 90 minutes together by throwing a 1-0 lead away to lose 2-1 at Sydney, writes Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own – Festive Season

The end of a busy festive period in the A-League has finally drawn to a close, and has seen 4 teams put their hand up to be champions.

In A-League of its Own: Round 11

Heart’s 2-0 defeat away to Central Coast Mariners has prompted audacious speculation about the Heart seeking relocation to rural Victoria.

In A-League of its Own: Round 10

Heart has finally returned to its winning ways, and it was worth the wait, says Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own: Round 9

After a blistering start to the 2012-13 season, the A-League slowed almost to a halt at the weekend with just 6 goals scored in 5 games, says Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own: Round 8

Sydney FC has again fallen at the last hurdle in their bid to register a point and has now conceded 16 goals in their past 4 games, reports our A-League specialist Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own: Round 7

Brisbane Roar has returned to the winners list after adding further misery to what is now being described as the worst start to a Sydney FC season, says Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own: Round 6

Melbourne Victory produced one of its greatest comebacks to defeat Sydney United, reports our A-league specialist, Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own: Round 5

Look no further than Tom Riordan’s wrap for your A-league needs. It’s like the Winners, but with a round ball.

In A-League of its Own – Round 4

Following the completion of a controversial 4th round of the A-League the 2 Melbourne teams, Heart and Victory, sit 9th and 10th respectively. For both teams the issues lie with the quality of their players all over the park. Heart has been only able to score 3 goals in their 4 games so far this [Read more]

In A-League of its Own: Round 3

Interest in the A-League is at an all time peak and is definitely reaching a global audience thanks to Shinji Ono, Emile Heskey and Alessandro Del Piero, says Tom Riordan.

In A-League of its Own – Round 2

Heart’s 1-1 draw against a severely undermanned Wellington was as disappointing as Victory’s 5-0 loss to Brisbane, says Tim Riordan.

In A-League of its Own – Round One

The A-League’s 8th season began with an upset on Derby night as John Aloisi’s Melbourne Heart registered a 2-1 win over Melbourne Victory. The hype surrounding the game was mainly to do with the Victory’s marquee signing Marcos Flores as well as new manager Ange Postecoglou. From the outset it was clear that Aloisi had [Read more]