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You don’t have to be a football aficionado in this country to recognise the name Samantha Kerr.
The insanely talented 24 year-old has set the international world alight with her exceptional abilities and the terrifying thing is, that she’s only just begun to show us what she’s capable of. Ever since she donned the green and gold for ...
Watching Football Federation Australia employ every tactic, ruse and contrivance it can muster in the pursuit of power preservation has become a grim spectator sport of late.
Seemingly oblivious to the collateral damage inflicted on Australian football, at home and abroad, chairman Steven Lowy stands shoulder-to-shoulder with CEO David Gallop, and a compliant board, in resisting the Force 10 hurricane of democr...
There isn’t much hype around the A-league at the moment – for a whole host of reasons – but if there is one reason to get excited, it’s Melbourne City.
Let’s put this simply. The time has come for Melbourne City to take the A-League by the scruff of the neck. And it’s time for them to embrace the hype that is starting to bubble around their performances. No club is better placed to get th...
The Socceroos could do worse than explore the merits of ditching their gung-ho mentality and adopting a more prudent approach when they face Honduras in the first leg of the intercontinental play-off for a place at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Australia have made possession-based attack their main weapon since Ange Postecoglou took over the national coach job in late 2013. For which we should all be grateful. It's how we would like our team to play. But just for this one game - ...
What a difference a few months makes. Everton entered this season believing they were a realistic shot at the top four. In late October, they’re in the relegation zone and have no manager.
It’s the most perplexing story of the Premier League season. But a closer look reveals a manager hell bent on unnecessary, expensive risks and an inflexible personality that failed to adapt. Ronald Koeman isn’t a bad coach but Everton were...
COMMENT: What's wrong with Ange Postecoglou? The man continues to take us all for a ride and he appears to be loving every minute of it.
Four days after refusing to answer a question at a FFA function as to whether he will guide the Socceroos at the 2018 FIFA World Cup should they beat Honduras, Postecoglou took another step to antagonise many within the football fraternity...
Here’s some words you wouldn’t have previously used with the W-League: Blockbuster. Bank. Big time.
Where once we might have used phrases like grassroots, community and humble to describe the best attributes of this competition, the goalposts have moved. Faster than any of us could have planned for. Yes, there’s still all those positive,...
The fast and furious Sydney derby clearly illustrated Australian football's innate ability to defy the odds and bounce back when the chips are down.
The game in this country is not travelling too well at the moment and it needed a feel-good moment to make us forget all the troubles that are afflicting it. Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers provided it on Saturday night with an enth...
So it’s Derby Day – the best kind, anyway. Call the A-League out for many things, but the Sydney derby is the biggest and most prestigious of all the derbies we’ve ever had in Australian football, dating right back to day dot.
Still, it’s fair to say this hasn’t had the hype of previous ones, which is probably true of the entire league this season. The FFA knows it, the clubs know it. Sydney FC have even moved to beef up last-minute marketing for this game alone...
The Socceroos players themselves are the biggest losers in the dramatic events surrounding national coach Ange Postecoglou's pending departure that have all the makings of a soap opera.
Postecoglou will desert the very players he has worked with for three years after next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup play-off against Honduras. Less than a day after he led his side to a battling 3-2 aggregate victory over modest Syria, it e...