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David Zdrilic

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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The rise and rise of the Western Sydney Wanderers is a story we are very familiar with - the team that took the A-League and Australian sport by storm.
Follow @TheWorldGame The incredible first two seasons culminated in a Premiers' Plate, successive grand final appearances and they topped it off by winning the AFC Champions League. And of course, the rise of the RBB has taken match day at...
After watching Japan defeat Netherlands in their 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup Round of 16 clash, I'm convinced the Matildas have what it takes to beat their AFC rival in the quarter-finals and take the next step in what is already a remarkable...
Here are the 5 reasons why I feel the Matilda's will have the edge:   1. The Matildas are battle hardened   To use the words of Australia coach Alen Stajcic, the Matildas are "battle hardened" and used to playing the world's best. Having ...
Barcelona heads into the UEFA Champions League Final as the overwhelming favourite as it strives to secure an unprecedented treble. While many are predicting Lionel Messi and Co. will be too strong for the Old Lady, Juventus is aiming to cause a...
Where will you be watching the #UCLfinal? pic.twitter.com/CKvrccq80N — Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) June 6, 2015 Here are the five key points that will decide the outcome of the UCL final in Berlin. Barcelona's awesome front three ...
It’s fair to say that despite the dreadful campaign Borussia Dortmund has endured, the majority of Der BVB’s loyal fans were devastated to hear that their charismatic leader Jurgen Klopp would be leaving the club at the end of the season. Yet the...
In his seven years at the club, Kloppo guided Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles, a German Cup and of course a UEFA Champions League final. But the current season has seen the team struggle to find consistency and for the majority of the ca...
We’ve all heard the saying, "a week is a long time in football", but for Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola this week must feel like a lifetime.
Only seven days ago, things were looking pretty good. Bayern was 10 points clear, dominating the Bundesliga and cruising to a record title. It had a German Cup semi-final against Borussia Dortmund to look forward to, while preparing for an...
Time and again we have seen Tim Cahill step up on the biggest stages in football, and last night’s performance for Australia against China in the Asian Cup quarter-finals was again out of this world.
His wonder goal, a bicycle kick to put the Socceroos in front in the 49th minute, adds to a stunning catalogue of moments, including that brilliant volley against Netherlands at last year’s FIFA World Cup that was among the best in the tou...
David Moyes's sacking as coach of Manchester United highlights the need to get the right man and the club just can't afford to stuff it up twice.
David Moyes has been put to the sword and many Manchester United fans have been put out of their misery. I was never a fan of Moyes’s appointment and you can read about why here. To summarise, Moyes was an unproven coach tasked with repla...
It is only a matter of time before a big club snaps up my good friend and former team-mate, Roberto Martinez.
Everton’s former manager, David Moyes, has dominated tabloid headlines this season as he lurches from one disaster to another at the helm of Manchester United. The man who replaced Moyes at the Toffees, Roberto Martinez, is making headli...
All too often, lurking behind the bright lights of a football career is the 'black dog' of depression but, thankfully, awareness is growing at a rapid rate.
There was a time not so long ago when you would never hear of a professional athlete being 'depressed'. How could it be when they have it all? Bucket loads of cash, fame and respect earned by doing well at something they love? Ask most k...
Precision passing game and adept with the dead ball but when it comes to the Socceroos, for once Luke Brattan's timing might be out. 
It was great to see Brisbane Roar lift the Premiers’ Plate after being, by far, the most consistent team this season. Among the Roar players to have really performed throughout their club’s run have been Thomas Broich and Luke Brattan. ...