Almanac Soccer: The Tykes Survive

Rod Oaten would just like to put it on the record that Barnsley FC have pulled off a great relegation escape in the EFL Championship.

Almanac Reflections: A Sporting Life

Rod Grierson loves sport and reflects on his life participating in all codes of football no matter where he worked or lived.

The beautiful bid: Why Australia and New Zealand should win their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup bid

Roy Hay is a partner in Sports and Editorial Services Australia, and an Honorary Fellow at Deakin University. He discusses why Australia and New Zealand’s joint bid to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup could be successful.

Almanac Soccer: You’ll never walk alone, even in Japan!

John Campbell just can’t get his head around ‘the world game’ even though he has been to some of the great home grounds of England and Japan. He explains why.

Almanac Soccer (History): The press box at Chaplin Reserve

‘The end of civilisation as we have known it’ or ‘The press box at Chaplin Reserve’. Sunshine George Cross FC has moved to Caroline Springs prompting these memories of a soccer ground and the goings on in the press box from Roy Hay.

Book Review – Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

“Heather Reid and Marion Stell have combined to tell the stories of a generation of Australian and New Zealand women who took up Association football in the 1960s and 1970s”. Roy Hay reviews a book about some early Australian women’s sporting pioneers.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Dylan Trovato: Manchester United v PSG, 2019

Parade College Grade 9 student Dylan Trovato had to wake up early to watch his beloved Manchester United play PSG in a 2019 Champions League match. As he viewed the final moments with his school friends, his dedication was worthwhile.

The Parade College Writing Workshop – Christian Velevski: The Melbourne Derby, 2014.

Parade College Grade 9 student Christian Velevski went to the Melbourne Victory-Melbourne City game in 2014. It was a night to remember, for a number of reasons.

The Greatest Sports Photo of 2019

This is a superb photo. The mighty Greens. Photo by Jasmine Hirst. [With some words from JTH – Ed]

An Arctic Almanacker: Southampton v West Ham – Hammers’ heart attack material (yet again).

From the icy climes of Northern Canada, Richard Marlow returns with a take on the clash between Southampton and his West Ham side in the EPL.

Zamora – Soccer and life in Venezuela

Life in Venezuela can be very tough for the ordinary citizen. It’s sport, especially soccer that people turn to for relief as Matt Zurbo explains.

Book Review: Never Say Die – The Hundred-Year Overnight Success of Australian Women’s Football

Roy Hay reviews a book which he hopes will open many eyes to a long struggle.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Hajduk Split

We continue our series by Grade 9 students from The Parade College following their Writing Workshop last week. Joshua Cavar shares his excitement from the day he saw the clash between intense rivals Hajduk Split and Dinamo Zagreb.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Scoring my first goal

Parade College Grade 9 student Jacob Coviello recalls that special moment when he scored his first goal for Fawkner Blues.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The Boys In Blue – the feeling of a Melbourne Victory match

Continuing our series of stories written by the Year 9 boys from The Parade College, Alexander Trajkovski shares his family’s love of and commitment to Melbourne Victory.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Why I Support Richmond

Zach Delzoppo, a Grade 9 student at Parade College, explains why he supports the mighty Tigers and how he got to watch the Grand Final this year.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: Pascoe Vale v Hume City

Parade College Grade 9 student Thomas Alisandratos tells about his preparation for and contribution to a key clash between Pascoe Vale and Hume City.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: The underdogs in red stripes

Parade College student Marven Polus (Grade 9) tells the story of a tense junior soccer match – a game he’ll remember forever for a special reason.

The Parade College Writing Workshop: A Champions League dream

Yanni Pargas has a great morning watching the Champions League final between Liverpool and Spurs.

A new pay deal for the Matildas

The Matildas have announced a new pay deal, having reached agreement with the FFA.