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Mariana Rudan

Tinkerman bites the dust

26 February 2011

The latest Serie A coaching casualty is the man dubbed by many as one of Italian football’s greatest gentlemen, Claudio Ranieri. How did it go so wrong so quickly?

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A star striker can make all the difference

4 February 2011

The right striker can make all the difference to a football team, as Juventus fans are finding out. The hard way. 

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Dark days for a proud club

25 March 2010

Juventus lurches from one crisis to another as the legacy of a weak board, which panders to the whims of its pampered players, cripples the club. Now the fans have had enough.

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Jose's spray went too far

10 November 2009

Whatever you think about Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli, he did not deserve to be publically rebuked by his coach Jose Mourinho.

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FFA initiative gives hope to many

16 October 2009

In July I travelled to Townsville with a couple of my colleagues from SBS. Our task was to compile a half hour documentary-style program on the FFA’s new Indigenous Football Program centrepiece, the inaugural Indigenous Football Festival.

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About this blog


Mariana Rudan

Mariana blogs regularly on TWG website, hosts The Italian Game and works as a presenter on The World Game show. She is fluent in Italian and Croatian.
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After years playing abroad and a 20-goal career for the Socceroos, David turned his hand to football punditry and is a beach football fanatic. Follow @Zdrila on Twitter.

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Philip Micallef

Philip Micallef is a football writer with almost 40 years of experience. He has worked for News Limited and now SBS. He is a long-time follower of AC Milan.

Ned Zelic

Considered one of Australia's most gifted players, Ned Zelic represented the Socceroos 34 times over a decorated career that spanned Europe, Asia and the United Kingdom. Follow @NedZelic on Twitter.

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A journalist with decades of experience on TV and radio, Tony is an expert on all things Italian - including football.

Socceroos jersey over the years

Socceroos jersey over the years

FFA unveiled the strip the Socceroos will play in at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, so TWG thinks it's a perfect time to take a look at the history of the green and gold jersey over the years.


Australian FourFourTwo, The World Game Magazine

Australian FourFourTwo, The World Game Magazine

If it’s in The World Game, it’s in FourFourTwo. At newsagents and online.

4WD Australia: 50 Short Getaways (Book)

4WD Australia: 50 Short Getaways (Book)

Take the trip of a lifetime with this handy full colour book of 4WD trail information. Regional journeys highlight the top 50 tracks around Australia!

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