Football Analysis

Australia v Saudi: The Good Oil

Australia v Saudi: The Good Oil

I have a good feeling about this game against the Saudis. 24 May 2017
EFL should offer streaming service to UK fans too

EFL should offer streaming service to UK fans too

Last week the EFL announced that for £110 a season, overseas fans would be able to watch Championship, League One and League Two matches live. UK fans should be given the same chance. 11 May 2017
Life After Ange

Life After Ange

The Socceroos coach has announced his departure at the end of the 2018 World Cup campaign. Without doing any research at all, I can’t think of any previous Australia coach who has announced his departure in advance (maybe Terry Venables?). But, with Ange’s announcement comes the inevitable question: who should be next? 10 May 2017
The Big Dance

The Big Dance

I love Grand Final Day. 5 May 2017
Herrera Brings Balance as Enforcer

Herrera Brings Balance as Enforcer

What has happened to Ander Herrera this season? He’s jolted the tracks which were running to Sub-Standard Number 10 Town, and re-stoked his engine full of tenacity heading for Roy Keane City. One suspects the whisperings in his ear from the now wizened old conjurer of tricks Jose Mourinho has something to do with it. 26 Apr 2017
Who is the A-League's best team ever?

Who is the A-League's best team ever?

The sun is yet to set on this season but the comparisons are already coming thick and fast. Which is the best team ever? 26 Apr 2017
Jets' woes get flicked

Jets' woes get flicked

Part slasher film, tearjerker and farce - the Newcastle Jets make compelling viewing. MICHAEL CAIN gives the long-running A-League soap opera the Hollywood treatment. 17 Apr 2017
Australia's most heated rivalries

Australia's most heated rivalries

Everyone loves a good rivalry. The fan fare, the passion, the love and the hatred is what makes sport for what it is. Luckily enough for sporting fans in Australia, living in a multi code dominated sporting sphere allows us to experience many derbies across the sporting calendar. Here are 10 of our favourite derbies in Aussie sport. 12 Apr 2017
Coach-ural Cringe?

Coach-ural Cringe?

Let me start by saying I am a big fan of Ange Postecoglou as Socceroos coach. I’ve read his book (written by Andy Harper) and my main takeaway was that we absolutely have the right man in charge of the national team. 8 Apr 2017
The Emperor's New Shape

The Emperor's New Shape

No-one likes Ange’s new shape. 29 Mar 2017
The White Knuckled Joy

The White Knuckled Joy

Followers of other codes will never quite understand the love-hate that football fans have for important matches. 23 Mar 2017
Ange's legacy at risk in defining week

Ange's legacy at risk in defining week

First of all, I like Ange. I’m an Ange Postecoglou supporter and believe in what he’s trying to do. Make no mistake about that. 23 Mar 2017
If I Was Ange...

If I Was Ange...

It’s a strange squad that Ange has picked for the games against Iraq and UAE. Strange if you want to score goals, that is… 15 Mar 2017
A-League promotion/ relegation could mirror K-League

A-League promotion/ relegation could mirror K-League

Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no internet, the football fraternity has been ripe this year with discussion of expansion and promotion/relegation. 15 Mar 2017
The Semi-Beautiful Game

The Semi-Beautiful Game

You know, I watch every Socceroos game and just about every A-League game, and the thing that most frustrates me about Australian football is the lack of strategic thinking. 13 Mar 2017
Southern Sydney expansion on the money

Southern Sydney expansion on the money

Ever been at the dining room table and have been dudded for the best piece of pie despite getting to the table first? I have. Stay with me on this, ok? 7 Mar 2017
Pie-gate bigger than Shaw's resignation

Pie-gate bigger than Shaw's resignation

The FA and Gambling Commission have announced inquiries into ‘Piegate’ after Sutton United’s reserve goalkeeper ate a pie during the club’s FA Cup fifth round tie with Arsenal. 23 Feb 2017
Women on the Frontline

Women on the Frontline

So the women’s professional AFL league kicks off tonight… I won’t be watching it – not because I’m sexist, I simply don’t like the game. I used to be completely indifferent to it until they went so far out of their way to prevent Australia getting the World Cup. Obviously, we weren’t going to get it anyway but what the AFL did to undermine our bid still rankles. 3 Feb 2017
Striking (Green and) Gold...

Striking (Green and) Gold...

To be talked about as a potential Socceroo these days, all you have to do is play two good games in a row and the “good judges” are singing your praises. 24 Jan 2017
Offside Marco!

Offside Marco!

Marco Van Basten, FIFA Chief Technical Officer, has foreshadowed further changes to the World Cup Finals, including the possibility of replacing decider spot kicks with the old NASL method where a player started with the ball 25 metres out and had 8 seconds to score. 19 Jan 2017
A World Cup revolution

A World Cup revolution

While the debate rages about the rights and wrongs of a 48-nation World Cup finals, it’s now a chance to overhaul even more about the tournament. 17 Jan 2017