Troisi: "If it works out, it works out"
While young and old Socceroos frantically bluster around him trying to secure their shot at the 2018 World Cup, James Troisi remains serene. He reckons whatever happens, happens.
Van Bommel: Time is just an excuse
New Socceroos assistant coach Mark van Bommel is bringing his unique experience and optimism to the national side, saying time is no barrier for the Dutch coaching duo.
Watch: Celtic's Moussa Dembele rattles in a perfect free-kick for France U21s
Dembele put France Under-21s ahead in Kazakhstan by picking out the top corner gloriously.
Watch: Edinson Cavani rips in a perfect bicycle kick against the Czech Republic
Whether the Uruguay striker was actually onside is debatable...
Where to next for rudderless Mariners?
I really liked Paul Okon. I did briefly resent him for not keeping John Hutchinson as his assistant, but I liked his passion and the style the players showed (occasionally) under his tenure. Now he is gone, and the Mariners are adrift in the darkness.
Are the Sky Blues in meltdown?
What on earth is happening at Sydney FC? David Carney's booting off from matches, Alex Brosque is spitting at referees (allegedly) and Graham Arnold's in damage-control. Is this the future Socceroos...
Pic special: Socceroos in Oslo
The Socceroos hit the track in cold Oslo at Arasen Stadion this week ahead of the friendly against Norway. Pics by Getty Images.
Jurman: The moment the boss pulled me aside
Better late than never! On Thursday, at the age of 27, Suwon Samsung Bluewings defender Matt Jurman made his Socceroos debut in a 1-1 draw against Syria in Malaysia. With Australia's World Cup hopes hanging in the balance the former Sydney FC star talks about the moment coach Ange Postecoglou pulled him aside and said, "you're on!"