Football Analysis

Arnie Has To Go

Arnie Has To Go

After three wins to start the final phase of qualifying, the Arnie train was chugging confidently towards the top of the hill... After last night's debacle, the situation has changed dramatically. 26 Mar 2022
Explain yourself referee Evans for your appalling A-League decisions!

Explain yourself referee Evans for your appalling A-League decisions!

So much will be written about this week's Melbourne City versus Central Coast Mariners A-League game. 24 Feb 2022
Socceroos: The State of Play

Socceroos: The State of Play

So, three Socceroos games left and our destiny is still in our hands. 1 Feb 2022
‘People say he was worried’: A-League legend McKinna on Postecoglou, Rogic and the Aussie-Scot shared ignorance

‘People say he was worried’: A-League legend McKinna on Postecoglou, Rogic and the Aussie-Scot shared ignorance

The author is an Aussie Celt but today he interviews a rabid Arch-Hun, A-League legend Lawrie McKinna, to give alternative insight into the massive Glasgow phenomenon that is Ange Postecoglou – the Athenian Fenian. 10 Dec 2021
Is Arnie picking the best Socceroos team or just his favourites?

Is Arnie picking the best Socceroos team or just his favourites?

I was too numb to post an article straight after the Saudi / China games. 24 Nov 2021
Saudis, not Socceroos, are the new Asian heavyweights

Saudis, not Socceroos, are the new Asian heavyweights

There is a new reality in Asia. 12 Nov 2021
Our best Socceroos XI for Saudi Arabia (and the one Arnie will actually pick)

Our best Socceroos XI for Saudi Arabia (and the one Arnie will actually pick)

Make no mistake… this is a really important game. 4 Nov 2021
No secret A-Gender

No secret A-Gender

The Matildas are fantastic. 28 Oct 2021
Opinion: Unconvinced by Socceroos or Souttar, but Hrustic is a star

Opinion: Unconvinced by Socceroos or Souttar, but Hrustic is a star

I don't yet (quite) believe that the Socceroos are on target for qualification. 10 Oct 2021
Socceroos tame the dragon (or did they?)

Socceroos tame the dragon (or did they?)

Well, we started with a win – and in the end, a fairly dominant win. But I’m not joining the clappers just yet. 3 Sep 2021
Postecoglou’s reinvigorating Celtic stars but what about Australians?

Postecoglou’s reinvigorating Celtic stars but what about Australians?

Regular readers of my work will be aware that I’m very focussed on Ange Postecoglou’s managerial tenure at Celtic. This is the seventh piece I’ve written since it was first rumoured he was in the running to the boss at Parkhead. 11 Aug 2021
Olyroos: A Pause for Breath in the Group of Death

Olyroos: A Pause for Breath in the Group of Death

So I’ve had a day to think about the Olyroos’ incredible victory over Argentina. 24 Jul 2021
Ange's Celtic criticism shows he's no yes man, but Champions League test comes too soon

Ange's Celtic criticism shows he's no yes man, but Champions League test comes too soon

As I’ve disclosed before, I’m a regular lurker on the fan forums of clubs where Australians are playing. Or managing. 20 Jul 2021
Football's Going Rome

Football's Going Rome

So the Euros are over once again and Italy have prevailed. 12 Jul 2021
Celtic youth like Postecoglou, but experienced Bhoys pose new challenge

Celtic youth like Postecoglou, but experienced Bhoys pose new challenge

I’m guessing a lot more Australians will be watching the Scottish Premier League this season. 6 Jul 2021
Chosen! The Olyroos best starting XI for Tokyo Olympics

Chosen! The Olyroos best starting XI for Tokyo Olympics

The waiting and speculation are over. Arnie’s Olyroos have been selected so the debate turns now from who should be in the 18 to who should be in the 11 for the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games. 29 Jun 2021
Ange and Tom: The Celtic Socceroos Project

Ange and Tom: The Celtic Socceroos Project

I’ve been wondering how Socceroo Tom Rogic will go when Ange Postecoglou starts at Celtic... 18 Jun 2021
Australia’s hosting foreign cricketers. If the Socceroos can’t host home World Cup qualifiers, there’ll be trouble

Australia’s hosting foreign cricketers. If the Socceroos can’t host home World Cup qualifiers, there’ll be trouble

So the final twelve are decided for the last and most important chapter in the Socceroos qualifying for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. 17 Jun 2021
Celtic needs Mooy to replace captain and it’s a perfect family fit

Celtic needs Mooy to replace captain and it’s a perfect family fit

“A word in your ear, if I may, Mr Postecoglou…” 11 Jun 2021
Fighting Celtic fans reveals they have a point: Postecoglou needs these players...

Fighting Celtic fans reveals they have a point: Postecoglou needs these players...

I’ve been having an interesting time on the Celtic Forums in recent weeks as Ange gradually firms as their new manager. 8 Jun 2021
Postecoglou divides, but can he conquer Celtic?

Postecoglou divides, but can he conquer Celtic?

I love lurking on fan forums. They’re always a source of information (because someone, somewhere, always knows something) but are also places of lively banter and amusing acrimony. 31 May 2021