We can date professional football in Australia back 40 years when there was 41 clubs involved across Australia. Today however, professional football in Australia puts the National Soccer League to shame with nine professional football clubs: Sydney FC Western Sydney Wanderers Adelaide United Newcastle Jets Central Coast Mariners Melbourne Victory Melbourne City Perth Glory Brisbane Roar What amazes me though is the number of kids playing football … Continue reading We need to look at the bigger picture; our kids’ futures as footballers in Australia
I’m currently working on a story on the prospects of A-League expansion and the position grassroots clubs or, our ‘semi professional’ National Premier League clubs find themselves after 11 years. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview Lucy Zelic, host of the Hyundai A-League matches live on SBS, the UEFA Champions League, the EPL matches and also hosts the SBS A-League Radio Show on … Continue reading A-League expansion. Interview with Lucy Zelic
The Socceroos boss Ange Postecoglou was joined by his captain Mile Jedinak and also by a very good presser crowd from Australian media to a large contingent of Japanese media too. Ange started the press conference acknowledging that this is a big game in its entirety and believes it dates back to the 2006 World Cup and it has grown since Australia joined the AFC. Ange also … Continue reading Press Conference: Australia v Japan WCQ2018
Juventus have found this Serie A season a tough one to break even though the champions are sitting at the top. In a very busy off season and transfer market, losing players like Pogba and Morata they, if it was ever possible, compensated those losses the only way they know how with; – Gonzalo Higuain – Dani Alves – Marko Pjaca – Miralem Pjanic – … Continue reading Juventus were just too cool for Dinamo Zagreb
Juan Antonio Pizzi was elected the best possible candidate to take the reigns of the Chilean National Team. From Jorge Sampaoli who decided it was time to make the switch back to club football in the most dramatic fashion going against Football Federation Chile, the ANFP. An argument that went on for weeks as $ampaoli wanted hi$ clau$e paid…and the ANFP wanted Sampaoli to pay his … Continue reading Mr Juan Antonio Pizzi and the Chile NT
We can all admit and come to terms that Australia and its people have answered passionately, we are a footballing nation, we love the round ball just as much as others prefer oval balls, but we the fans, and most importantly our players deserve a tonne more respect when they decide to come home and play in front of us. The Socceroos, Asian Champions, are coming off … Continue reading It’s really overdue for our Socceroos.
Wedenesday 16th of March 2016 Manchester City made history. For the first time in the clubs long, battled years Manchester City reached the Quarter-Finals of the Champions League after a 0-0 (3-1) aggregate score against Dynamo Kiev. Clocking back the years and remembering relegation battles that were, playing 2nd division, winning Cups, winning the PL for the first time and now in the top 8 … Continue reading Manchester City