The latest rankings were released by FIFA over night and there were as always in the world of football quite a few surprises majority of them coming from the African Nations as the AFOCON Tournament drew to a close. Champions Cameroon (33) were the biggest movers and so to Egypt (23). However, closer to home, Australia has slipped a number of places Australia today rank 53 (you know … Continue reading Are the Socceroos on a slippery slope?
Round 18 of the A-League just passed us and we’re hours away from round 19. It’s quite mind-boggling stuff because this year’s A-League season is flying past us faster than ever. So, where do we stand after 18 rounds in you ask? Well, Sydney FC have taken first place and have run with it with no signs of slowing down (don’t take this literally), second, … Continue reading This A-League season is flying! A quick round up.
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After the Socceroos’ abysmal performance in the recent World Cup Qualifiers verses the likes of Saudi Arabia, Japan and Thailand, there has been mass outrage as the current squad missed a huge chance to leap frog to the top of the group and set themselves up a great chance to qualify for Russia 2018. We didn’t leave Saudi Arabia empty handed, we left with one … Continue reading Is it just a slight glitch for the Asian Champions?
Week 6 Week six of the A-League has passed us and we have Sydney FC top and still undefeated, Melbourne City six points away from the leaders, Brisbane Roar strong in third and Melbourne Victory fresh on fourth after a 3-0 victory over the weekend against fierce rivals, Western Sydney Wanderers. Sadly, the former champions, Adelaide United sit last, on two points, Central Coast Mariners just … Continue reading What’s bothering me six weeks into the A-League season
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