Almanac Soccer: FA Cup Final 2024 – Man City v Man United

Ollie Wade recaps an all Manchester FA Cup Final in which the City behemoth faced a United side with plenty of questions around their performance this season.

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.

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.

Sport as Entertainment – 5: Case Studies

Stainless has argued the trend of major sport is becoming predominantly a form of mass entertainment, and in this article he takes cricket and soccer – and analyses how each has changed in Australia in line with these trends.

EPL – Liverpool v Manchester United: Reds unable to break winless record against United

Now the AFL season is over, our Japanese correspondent, Yoshi, reports on a big English Premier League match.

Almanac Soccer: The Wonder Kid – Manchester United v Hull City

Aidan Hammond likes Marcus Rashford, scoring when Ibrahimovic couldn’t.

Almanac Soccer: Ulysses Kokkinos – Australian Soccer’s George Best (Patrick Skene in The Guardian)

Another outstanding read from Patrick Skene as part of his ‘Forgotten Stories’ series for The Guardian Australia. The story of former South Melbourne Hellas super-striker Ulysses Kokkinos is the quintessence of the highs and lows of fame.

Almanac Soccer – Brendan Rodgers: So Close, Yet So Far

Dr Cruel has watched the going’s-on at Liverpool with great interest since Brendan Rodgers arrived at Anfield. After snatching defeat from the jaws of victory for the 2013/14 EPL title and some less than successful transfer calls, John W Henry and the boffins at Fenway Sports Group have decided that Rodgers is not the man to manage the Reds. As always, the good Doctor explains why he had to go. [Nicely balanced… for a Gooners fan! – Ed]

Almanac Soccer – EPL: Do We Believe The Hype?

The English Premier League’s 2015 season kicked off this weekend. While the money from television broadcast deals swamps the coffers of the English FA, has soccer/football in England benefitted (on and off the pitch) from the largesse? Vaughan Menlove isn’t quite sure it has.

Almanac Soccer – The Goodfellas A-League and EPL Season Wrap (2014-2015)

With Melbourne Victory taking the local honours in the A-League and Chelsea claiming the EPL title, Dr Cruel and Stone Cold Steve Baker wrap up the seasons that were in Australia and English soccer. Gorn, GET IN!

AFL Round 17 – GWS Giants v Essendon: British Invasion

Manchester United fans helped push the Skoda Stadium attendance past 10,000 for only the second time. Neil Jackson is sure they would have liked what they saw.

AFL Round 17 – GWS Giants v Essendon: Four Quarter footy

Manchester United. One of the biggest and most storied football clubs in the world are in town to play all the stars (minus most of the actual stars) of the national competition – and I don’t care. I’m going next door earlier in the day.

City continues where it left off

By Tom Clarke Fans have barely regained their breath from the extraordinary ending to last season. But it is back again. Tom Clarke makes his Almanac debut as the EPL kicks off for Season 2012/13. He’ll keep us up to date with the world’s most popular League and invites comments and questions from readers. If [Read more]


A second-half master class from Manchester United insured they continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 3-0 win over Tottenham at Old Trafford on Monday night.   Coming off a hard fought 2-1 win at the Hawthorns last week, Ferguson opted for the centre-back pairing of Jonny Evans and Phil Jones after both [Read more]

The Forgotten Man

Following his ongoing battle with a mystery illness, the continued search for a midfielder and the recent emergence of Tom Cleverley, it would be easy for most people to forget about Darren Fletcher. On the eve of United’s defeat by Liverpool on March 6, the midfielder came down with a temperate and was subsequently named [Read more]

Manchester dreaming and other football stories

By Roy Hay It has been a good year for both halves of Manchester, with City winning the F A Cup and qualifying for the European Champions League next season while United has won the English Premier League for a record 19th time and has a European Champions League final against Barcelona to come on [Read more]

Why we all need a Clive the Concierge

Tickets to the English Premier League are a hot commodity.  Tickets to the Premier League between teams occupying the ‘big four’ are even hotter with most games sold out well in advance.  However, with a little persistence and a constant ear to the ground tickets can be sourced.  What do you think the chances are [Read more]

Soccer: My love of Manchester United

By Domenic Favata I play footy, but I have a strong interest in the game we call soccer. I follow Manchester United because they are a team of stars, they are a team of loyalty and, most importantly, a team of skill. I don’t have Foxtel, so when I get a chance to watch a [Read more]