Almanac Soccer: Love in the time of COVID – an A-League tale

Today (Sunday) at 6pm, Western United play Brisbane Roar in the second elimination final of the A-League. Steve Fahey has become a genuine fan of the new club. He explains the origin and development of his affection.

Almanac Soccer: The Curious Case of Michael Theo(klitos)’s Norwich City Career

After a chance find in an Op Shop and consequently going internationally viral, Tom Greenaway is keen to track down former Victory and Roar (and Norwich City) goalkeeper, Michael Theo

War and Peace (and A-League) – Elimination Finals

With the season proper done and dusted, Dennis Gedling took on Elimination Finals week – a big one for fans of the Victorian teams

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 16

Dennis Gedling with an overview of Round 16 of the A-League season which introduces us to a new word: thunderbastard. [Definitions please – Ed]

War and Peace (and A-League)-Round 14

Dennis reports on the half way point of the season that sees Sydney FC still clearly the best side in the A-League, though given a bloody nose by the Jets, Victory having their march stalled, and the Glory, well, is just being the Glory.

War and Peace (and A-League) – Round 9

Dennis Gedling reports on Round 9 of the A-League, where, worryingly, an average of just 7,445 fans attended each of the five games in this round.

Almanac Soccer: War and Peace (and A-League)

As we turn our attention to that other six months of the year, Dennis Gedling previews the forthcoming A-League season with an extensive list of reasons to watch each of the ten teams.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Now Edition

Hamish Neal previews the much anticipated A-League Grand Final Between Sydney FC and Melbourne Victory.

Almanac Socccer – A- League 1,000: The Nearly Edition

It’s semi-final week in the A-League. Will we get the blockbuster Grand Final the A-League is hoping for?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Fun Edition

It’s finals time in the A-League. Hamish Neal has a look at the elimination finals.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Plate Edition

With teams jockeying for finals positions Hamish Neal previews Round 27 of the A-League

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The VAR Edition

The A-League eyes the future with the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee this weekend. With the Premier’s Plate all locked up, how will it affect the race away from the wooden spoon?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Plate Edition

Will Bobo or Baba kick more goals this weekend in Round 25 of the A-League season? Includes highlights one of the most amazing matches of New Zealand football you will ever see

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Gap Edition

Plenty of changes in goal around the country as Hamish Neal tells you all you need to know about Round 24 of the A-League

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Brothers Edition

It’s part two of Round 23 of the A-League this weekend. Can Adelaide United replicate its ACL performance against Brisbane?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Two Edition

A quiet weekend for the A-league with only two matches, but they do have finals consequences. Hamish Neal reads the tea leaves.

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Sweep Edition

It’s Round 22 of the A-league and finally we get the rematch we’ve all been waiting for – Tim Cahill vs the corner flag kid

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Boateng Edition

Just what does Western Sydney have to do to get a points deduction and do we have a trans-Tasman brotherhood on the cards?

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Concussion Edition

Hamish Neal ponders the use of the concussion test amongst his review of Round 20 of the A-League

Almanac Soccer – A-League 1,000: The Ban Edition

1,000-ish words, thoughts and musings on round 19 of the A-League which starts in Sydney on Thursday evening when the unbeaten Sky Blues FC host the Nix before it concludes in the Harbour City on Sunday. Perth also host the defending champion second franchise from Melbourne in the W-League decider.   Sydney FC v Wellington [Read more]