The View From Shepparton Round 1

Peter Schumacher checks in with the round one view of all things AFL from Shepparton and a healthy dose of scepticism for his Mighty Lions

Fearless (Sort Of) Visits the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia (And Assesses the Damage)

After almost becoming the pariah’s of Australian sport on the back of a disastrous 2022 World Cup bid, Fearless believes the FFA pulled the right rein by hosting a successful 2015 Asian Cup tournament.

The dancing dozen – 12 wonderful fan moments from the Asian Cup

Want an antidote for politics and pessimism? Patrick Skene offers his latest Guardian piece highlighting all the brilliant Asian Cup fan moments off the pitch.

57 Mt Pleasant Street (part 4): it’s the fun, stupid

“It can’t be that simple, can it?” E.regnans on the one link that binds all sports across all countries across all the years. Sport reporting has never been so existential.

Asian Cup 2015: Australia is the Champion of Asia at Football

Roy Hay summarises 120 minutes of joy, despair and then joy again. The Socceroos are now the champions of Asia. A feat that should not be underestimated.

Asian Cup Final: Australia won, because that’s what Australians do

Tom Riordan relives all the excitement of a nerve-shattering, breath-taking Asian Cup Final – with Ange and the new generation triumphing in a pulsating 120 minutes.

Breakfast With the Goodfellas: Asian Cup, Australian Open tennis and Super Bowl XLIX Previews Episode

As a huge weekend of sport gets underway, Dr Cruel and Stone Cold Steve Baker get together for a bite of brekky at Mileto’s in Windsor and chat about the Asian Cup final between the Socceroos and South Korea, the Australian Open finals and Monday morning’s Super Bowl.

Almanac Soccer: 2015 Asian Cup Final Get-Together at The Imperial Hotel (NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE!)

Come and watch the Socceroos (hopefully) collect some silverware in Saturday night’s Asian Cup Final at the Imperial Hotel – Almanac style!

Asian Cup 2015: Asian Cup Attendance Exceeds Expectations

Take a bow, Australian sports fans. Roy Hay documents how attendances at the 2015 Asian Cup have smashed organisers’ expectations. And that’s without the local committee having access to the MCG or Docklands stadium in Melbourne, nor games being played in Perth, Adelaide or Tasmania.

Asian Cup 2015: From Bay 54 and Beyond

Hamish Neal was at Hunter Stadium to see the Socceroos book their place in Saturday evening’s Asian Cup final against South Korea.

A Win’s a Win, and That’s Just What the Socceroos Did

After booking a place in the 2015 Asian Cup Final, it’s all coming together quite nicely for Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos. Tom Riordan breaks down how the lads outplayed a determined, but ultimately outclassed Australian XI.

Hey Look! The Socceroos are in Newcastle.

Hamish Neal previews the 2015 Asian Cup Semi-Finals, which get underway tonight at Stadium Australia in Sydney. With over half a million fans having clicked through the turnstiles so far to watch the action in person, and the recent China v Australia Quarter Final being watched by more viewers than there are people in Australia, you better believe the Semi Finals are a big deal!

Almanac Podcasts : Breakfast With The Goodfellas

As the 2015 Asian Cup reaches its exciting climax, the Goodfellas – Vaughan ‘Dr Cruel’ Menlove and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Baker – convene for some breakfast and soccer talk from the legendary Turtle Café in Elwood. This week includes a thank you to the legendary Roy Hay and gives a lot of love to Tim Cahill, The Rock, Zeno Tzatsaris, Joskun Aziz and Athas Hyrsoulakis. As Triple/Double J turns 40, the lads take a trip down memory lane and recall some of the life-altering music the J’s introduced into their lives like Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, the Rollins Band and Spiderbait. GORN, GET IN!

2015 Asian Cup: Spanning the Cup “Nobody Believes in Us…”

Hamish Neal provides your ‘what-you-need-to-know’ one-stop-shop for tonight and Friday evening’s 2015 Asian Cup Quarter Finals. You’re welcome.

Asian Cup – Japan 2 Jordan 0: Japan Cruise into the Quarter Finals

Another great 2015 Asian Cup match report from Roy Hay. The Blue Samurai of Japan hold off a dogged Jordanian outfit to secure a Quarter Final berth against the United Arab Emirates on Friday night in Sydney [And the editorial coordinator’s man-crush on Gotoku Sakai continues. Am I right, ladies? – Ed]

Crio’s Q? – Sport and Politics

The 2015 Asian Cup has caused Crio to delve into that morally ambiguous place where sport and politics often collide

2015 Asian Cup: Saudis Recover to Crush Koreans

Roy Hay was at the Swan St stadium last night to see history in the making when North Korea meet Saudi Arabia in their Group B clash.

The Footy Almanac Podcast: Breakfast With the Goodfellas – 2015 Asian Cup Preview

As the 2015 Asian Cup kicks off (pun intended) The Goodfellas – Vaughan ‘Dr Cruel’ Menlove and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Baker grab a coffee or two and preview what should be some great soccer on offer for sports fans through January.