Almanac Book Reviews: ‘Green and Golden Boots: Australia’s Overseas Golden Boot Winners’ – Jason Goldsmith

Roy Hay reviews the new soccer book by Jason Goldsmith, ‘Green and Golden Boots: Australia’s Overseas Golden Boot Winners’, a book that reflects upon Australian soccer players who were leading goal scorers for their overseas league.

Almanac (World Cup) Soccer: Even the cat is watching the games

Like many households, Roy Hay’s family were firmly engrossed watching the Matildas win their exciting quarter-final match against France, and even the cat could not take its eyes off the game!

Almanac (World Cup) Soccer: We’re all Matildas now

Trucker Slim had a Greek family dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant in Northcote with American friends, and on their phones they all watched the Matildas do the Aussies proud with a great win over France in their quarter-final match. Trucker recounts the night.

Almanac Olympics – Soccer: Matildas’ fighting finish comes up short

The Matildas trailed for much of their bronze medal play-off game against the United States but never chucked it in. Roy Hay reports.

Almanac Olympics – Soccer: Australia has another chance of a medal, but Sweden is bound for the final

Roy Hay continues his reports of the Matildas’ games during the Olympics, this time they came up short in their match against Sweden.

Almanac Olympics – Soccer: Sometimes you just have to admit you were wrong

Roy Hay is fessing up to a premature call after the Matildas and Great Britain played an absolute thriller in the quarter final of the Olympic tournament. [Well played Roy – JTH]

Almanac Olympics – Soccer: Shades of ’82: cynicism and the world game

On Tuesday night in the Tokyo Olympics’ women’s soccer competition, The Matildas and the United States played out a dull draw. Roy Hay critiques the coaching of the game and the contribution such matches make to sport.

Those Magnificent Matildas – Part Deux

Dennis Gedling revisits a 2015 article on the Matildas. It was filled with optimism at the time, which is now proving to have been well founded.