Almanac Soccer: Barnsley in the Doldrums

Rod Oaten’s beloved Barnsley FC are facing the very real prospect of dropping out of the English Championship and into League 1

Almanac Soccer: Arnie and Australia off to the World Cup

The Socceroos are on their way to the World Cup 2022 after a thrilling victory against Peru reports Roy Hay.

Almanac Soccer: Book Review – Socceroos: 100 Years of Camaraderie and Courage

Roy Hay gives his take on the Socceroo’s book consisting of never before seen photographs, reminiscing moments of Ange Postecoglou’s legacy in Australia and our history with New Zealand over the years.

Almanac Soccer: NPL Round 13 Recap – Pandemonium on Friday the 13th

Luke Radziminski had some early bad vibes due to superstitions around the date, but to his great joy and slight surprise, South Melbourne pulled off one of the most stunning comebacks in recent football history over Avondale. [Contains minor strong language – Ed.]

Almanac History: Two football anniversaries – Pompey and the Socceroos

Historian Roy Hay reminds readers of two significant football anniversaries coming up this year featuring Albert ‘Pompey’ Austin, and Australia’s first international soccer match.

Sports obsession with perfection is making it more imperfect.

The use, and reliance on technology by referees and umpires to determine if a decision made is the correct one is wearing a bit thin for supporters suggests Vaughan Menlove.

Almanac Soccer: Recap – South Hold on For Top Spot, Just Barely

Luke reports on South Melbourne’s latest journey as they continue to battle for top spot on the ladder. Find out how South Melbourne managed to clinch a last gasp winner on ANZAC day away to Altona Magic!

Almanac Soccer: Barnsley FC 2022 – Relegation awaits

Coming close to promotion to the Premier League last season, 2022 has been a huge disappointment for Barnsley FC as relegation to League 1 awaits them.

Almanac Book Review: Joan Beaumont – Australia’s Great Depression

Roy Hay reviews Joan Beaumont’s book on Australia’s Great Depression where the book seeks to explain why there was not the kind of breakdown in society that occurred in other countries during and as a consequence of the depression. Although a very informative book, Roy Hay has his take on the recurring pattern of history leaving sport absent from the picture.

Almanac Soccer: Weekly Recap – South in Seventh Heaven After Cupset Fiasco

Luke recaps of the events that unfolded in the Victorian NPL, as South were now knocked out of the Australia Cup by their rival league contenders, but maintained their league form last Saturday holding onto top spot on the ladder

Almanac Soccer: 5 Star Performance As South Remain Top Of The Ladder

Luke recaps South’s convincing win over Hume City last Friday Night, with something bizarre that had happened early in the first half. Find out what happened along with a video of the match highlights to see for yourself

Almanac Soccer: Battling Barnsley

After some promising signs over the past few seasons, the Barnsley FC can still frustrate their supporters. With a new gaffer things may be looking up.

Almanac Soccer: A Six-Pointer Top of The Table Clash Favours South Melbourne

Luke travels to South Melbourne’s away game against St Albans in a top of the table clash. See what’s inside with a little surprise and a full recap of photos and highlights of what was a hotly contested match

Almanac Soccer – NPL Round 3: Derby’s Downpour Delight as South Melbourne brush aside Knights

The juggernauts from Lakeside keep rolling on – the latest win a comfortable result over old NSL sparring partners Melbourne Knights. Luke Radziminski has all the details.

Almanac Soccer – NPL Round 2: South Overcome their Dreaded Bogey Away Day

A daunting trip to Bentleigh Greens for South Melbourne had its share of thrills, spills and goals. Luke Radziminski was on hand to take it all in for Round 2 of the NPL.

Almanac Soccer – NPL Round 1: An All-Croatian Affair and a Thunderous Late Show in Dandenong

Two games featuring clubs from Melbourne’s southeastern second city piqued Luke Radziminski’s attention this week in the NPL.

Almanac Soccer: South Raring To Go In Their Curtain Raiser Derby

Luke Radziminski returns to photographing soccer matches with some pics and a match report from the Dandenong Thunder and South friendly match.

Almanac Soccer:  It’s bleak in Barnsley.

It’s a bleak time for Barnsley Football Club supporters at the moment as their performance woes continue reports Rod Oaten.

Almanac Soccer: Oh Woe is Barnsley!

Rod Oaten is looking for miracles to overcome Barnsley FC’s dismal start to their season. Currently, they sit second last on the league ladder, which makes it even more disappointing for Rod considering Barnsley’s promising season last year when they pushed for promotion to the Premier League.

Almanac Soccer: Five Things I am looking forward to in the A-League season

The 2021/22 A-League and W-League seasons are upon us! Vaughan Menlove is looking forward to the action and, hopefully, the re-emergence of Melbourne Victory as a force.