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Don’t dream, it’s over. One of the most loved coaches in Socceroos history irreversibly tightened the noose he’d been toying with for months, then jumped off.
This was not a shockwave that reverberated around the football community, or even the sporting one. The entire nation was jolted by the news Ange Postecoglou turned the talk into a walk. We are so used to bad news days in Australian footba...
Ange Postecoglou leaves a complex legacy after resigning as Socceroos boss, and places Football Federation Australia in a difficult position with the World Cup looming.
We finally have an answer. Six weeks of ‘will he, won’t he’ later, Ange Postecoglou has quit as coach of the Australian national team. One of the most divisive Socceroos coaches in recent memory will not be leading the team created in his ...
Tim Cahill's hardly veiled threat to Melbourne City that he would quit the club if he does not get more game time in the A-League does not do him or his reputation any justice.
Cahill has achieved legendary status in the Australian game but that does not give him the right to hold his club to ransom. The talismanic striker, who is the Socceroos' highest scorer with 50 goals, is 37 years old and realises that unle...
There’s a little bit more water to go under the bridge in the Ange Postecoglou will-he-or-won’t-he saga.
But for the doubting, posturing, attacks and counter-attacks – most of which has been hot air – the man himself has done what he promised to do: make Australia competitive on the world stage. The Socceroos did it the hard way but the point...
The windy road to Russia is at an end, and the Socceroos have qualified for the 2018 World Cup. After an insipid qualification campaign, next year’s tournament promises to pose real challenges. But Australia already have an advantage.
When Mile Jedinak opened Australia’s World Cup qualification campaign against Kyrgyzstan with a second minute goal in Bishkek, few envisaged it would take the Socceroos another 21 matches to secure qualification for Russia 2018. More than ...
Shock results, maiden wins and a disappointing coaching debut headlined this past weekend’s Remembrance Round of A-League action.
It’s a game of percentages  “We’re functioning on probably 43 percent at the moment and there’s a lot of improvement (left) in each individual and a lot of improvement in the team.”  Graham Arnold’s comments in the lead-up to Friday night...
Australia's qualification for a fourth straight FIFA World Cup is seen by many fans as a fait accompli, as if the Socceroos need only to turn up to book their ticket to Russia.
A 0-0 draw against Honduras in San Pedro Sula apparently has made the Australians near certainties to reach the finals. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Socceroos are warm favourites to go through but this is the business end o...
If you believed all that was said about this morning’s World Cup Qualifier in San Pedro Sula, you’d be forgiven for thinking the Socceroos should have been more wary of land mines as they ran onto the field.
So much was played out about this game in the weeks leading up to kick-off that the match itself – already massive in any event – seemed to take on a surreal dimension. Diplomatic tensions between Australia and Honduras were being frayed a...
Defeat to Honduras in the final stage of World Cup qualification is a frightening prospect for the Socceroos faithful, particularly to younger fans who only remember three consecutive appearances at FIFA’s flagship event. But could non...
Let’s start with a caveat. The remainder of this column might read as blasphemous to some, or an ill-advised effort at tempting fate to others, so it might help to be explicit: I want the Socceroos to qualify for the World Cup. Whatever my...
What made you fall in love with Andrea Pirlo? Everyone has their moment.
Maybe it was the beard. Maybe it was those “No Party” t-shirts. Or his passing. Perhaps it was his timeless fashion. That Panenka against England? Did you read the killer autobiography? Or see the video of him leaning on the post? For me, ...