Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 3-Eight Minutes Worth Waiting 32 Years For (2006)

With World Cup anticipation bubbling away, we look back at this post from Dennis Gedling on the first match of the 2006 Finals for the Socceroos, a breathaking come-from-behind win against Japan.

After waiting 32 years to play at a World Cup again, the Socceroos started their 2006 campaign against Japan. Dennis Gedling reports on a game that saw the Socceroos come back from a goal down to win 3-1.

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.

Another Bout of Sudden Death Sickness with the Socceroos

Declan Fay recalls a few classic World Cup qualifier moments – or half recalls them and half imagines them. But as you read this he is making his way to Sydney for the Honduras-Socceroos Sudden Death play off, the prospect of which has had an observable impact on his health. [Good to hear from you again. And you are Kennett-less in this case. JTH]

Alamanac Soccer: A-League season preview – Gotta have a song

Hamish Neal previews the 2016/17 A-League competition, assigning each team a song to fit their narrative for the season. Did your club get Springsteen, Bowie or Crowded House? Read on to find out.

Almanac Soccer: A-League Preview, Part One

The A-League season is not far away so Tom Riordan begins casting his eyes over the teams for coming season.

A-League 1,000: The Dekkers Edition

Hamish Neal is back with his preview of week 8 of the A-League season, featuring the time honoured Smeltz Derby.

Revisiting November 16 2005

On the ten year anniversary of the night Australia qualified for its second appearance, relive Dennis Gedling’s #1 from his Top 100 World Cup Moments.

Top 100 World Cup Moments (From the Aussie P.O.V.): 1-On a Rainy Night in Western Sydney…. (2006)

And the winner is………………………..Aloooisi in Siiiidaneey! Dennis Gedling records the passion and sweat in the stands as Australia finally puts 32 years of shamateurism, disasters and follies behind it. We’re going to a World Cup and we belong there.

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.

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.