Football Analysis

The silver lining in the Red & Black cloud

The silver lining in the Red & Black cloud

Fans of the Western Sydney Wanderers should be the proudest in the league. 10 Aug 2020
'W-League silence deafening despite 2023 bid success'

'W-League silence deafening despite 2023 bid success'

FFA needs to make bold statement with the W-League as the road to 2023 opens up numerous opportunities. 3 Aug 2020
The secret war behind our Women's World Cup bid

The secret war behind our Women's World Cup bid

There is a secret war happening in this country, and getting the World Cup would be a major coup for the good guys. 20 Jun 2020
OP: Women’s football could be FFA’s saving grace

OP: Women’s football could be FFA’s saving grace

Football fans in Australia are longing for the world game down under to go to the next level. Many are talking about promotion and relegation in the A-League as the logical way to add some spark to a stale product. 7 Jun 2020
Uncovering old triumphs 10 years since the Matildas' Asian Cup win

Uncovering old triumphs 10 years since the Matildas' Asian Cup win

It's been 10 years since Australia won the 2010 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, our highest honour to date in international women’s football. 7 Jun 2020
Your Greatest Goals

Your Greatest Goals

So with the continuing lock-down, here’s another in my find your own football adventure series. 23 May 2020
Blog: Football should embrace its ethnic heritage, rather than decry it

Blog: Football should embrace its ethnic heritage, rather than decry it

Football Federation Australia announced in July last year their abandonment of the much controversial National Club Identity Policy. Instead they brought in ‘Inclusivity Principles for Club Identity.’ 27 Apr 2020
Blog: Football needs to factor in the ‘Client Experience’

Blog: Football needs to factor in the ‘Client Experience’

One of the biggest complaints we have about football at the junior level is that parents are forking out a lot of money but don’t feel like they are getting a good return on their investment. 24 Apr 2020
Write your own adventure!

Write your own adventure!

How do you achieve glory these days when there's no football? 6 Apr 2020
Take That, Eurosnobs!

Take That, Eurosnobs!

Monday night’s match was probably the last one we’ll see for a while, and it was a cracker! 25 Mar 2020
In Search of the Real Mariners

In Search of the Real Mariners

Okay, this Mariners season is officially a disaster. 9 Mar 2020
The Application of the Hive Mind: Ange’s Revenge?

The Application of the Hive Mind: Ange’s Revenge?

How many of you saw Ange’s Yokohama tear Sydney FC a new one the other night? 22 Feb 2020
Olyroos: Too Cool for School?

Olyroos: Too Cool for School?

Are we just too cool to care about football? 16 Jan 2020
Time to Get Up, Sleeping Giant!

Time to Get Up, Sleeping Giant!

Some years ago I wrote a memoir of the Uruguay game in November 2005 – the night the Sleeping Giant awoke. So how’s the giant doing now? 11 Jan 2020
Handball is a pig’s breakfast

Handball is a pig’s breakfast

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – the new handball laws are a pig’s breakfast. 4 Jan 2020
The Stajcic Revolution Commences?

The Stajcic Revolution Commences?

Alen Stajcic has a reputation for being an innovator and a winner. He did it with the Matildas, but could the Central Coast Mariners also have finally turned the corner? 23 Dec 2019
Could Ange End Up At City?

Could Ange End Up At City?

Last week I pondered whether Ange Postecoglou could manage Arsenal. This week’s instalment wonders whether he might even end up at Manchester City… 20 Dec 2019
Confidence and Culture at Robbie's Roar

Confidence and Culture at Robbie's Roar

Two factors for me summed up the Roar’s performance last night – lack of confidence and lack of culture. 14 Dec 2019
Could Ange Manage Arsenal?

Could Ange Manage Arsenal?

In 1996, the headline in London was Arsene Who? Could lighting strike twice with another manager from Japan? 12 Dec 2019
Mooy the Boy - Brighton suddenly realise what they have

Mooy the Boy - Brighton suddenly realise what they have

Aaron Mooy pulled all the strings as Brighton shocked Arsenal at home this week. And the Brighton fans are finally singing his praises. 8 Dec 2019
From Villain to Hero...

From Villain to Hero...

The journey from whipping post to pillar of strength... 25 Oct 2019