Analysis: Football Papers Fold

Analysis: Football Papers Fold

When I went to work in London in 1995, I was in Seventh Heaven. 7 Apr 2021
Analysis: The Goal that Defines the Season?

Analysis: The Goal that Defines the Season?

I’m calling it now. Ollie Bozanic’s goal tonight will define the Mariners’ season. 2 Apr 2021
Analysis: Slick City Roast Coast

Analysis: Slick City Roast Coast

Have we just seen the definitive performance of this A-League season? 23 Mar 2021
Analysis: A Simple Game of Infinite Complexity...Sod the Code Wars!

Analysis: A Simple Game of Infinite Complexity...Sod the Code Wars!

A friend of mine once described playing football as a ninety minute orgasm. That might be just a slight exaggeration, but … erm … I don’t know how to finish that sentence … 18 Mar 2021
Analysis: A-League 2.0 - Quality Viewing

Analysis: A-League 2.0 - Quality Viewing

My mother-in-law and sister-in-law are staying over at the moment. They’re not (usually) football fans but if you stay at my house the football will be on the telly. 17 Mar 2021
Analysis: First Place Problems

Analysis: First Place Problems

I often say to people who’ve been through a tough time: If you’re happy now you must never regret the past, because the past has brought you to here. 11 Mar 2021
Analysis: Maclaren Rising - J-Mac Back in the Black

Analysis: Maclaren Rising - J-Mac Back in the Black

I’ve been very impressed with Jamie Maclaren’s opening to the season. 3 Mar 2021
Analysis: Time for VAR-cical VAR to Go

Analysis: Time for VAR-cical VAR to Go

I’ve been playing, coaching, watching, discussing and debating football for over 50 years. 20 Feb 2021
Analysis: The Day the Rules Died

Analysis: The Day the Rules Died

Words fail me. 19 Feb 2021
Analysis: The Once and Future Mariners

Analysis: The Once and Future Mariners

Legend has it that Arthur – the Once and Future King – lies in his tomb awaiting England’s hour of need and will rise again to lead them out of their darkest peril. 14 Feb 2021
Analysis: Happy 200 Matty Simon

Analysis: Happy 200 Matty Simon

Last night was Matt Simon’s 200th game for the Mariners. 4 Feb 2021
Analysis: Socceroos Generation Next - An A-League Selection

Analysis: Socceroos Generation Next - An A-League Selection

If the March qualifying matches for the World Cup go ahead (against Kuwait and Nepal) there’s every chance Arnie will be limited to A-League players only. 30 Jan 2021
Analysis: Mariners Pass an Acid Test

Analysis: Mariners Pass an Acid Test

If you’re going to seriously lay out your credentials to succeed in the A-League, then you’ll have to beat Sydney FC. 23 Jan 2021
Blog: The Flannelette Derby?

Blog: The Flannelette Derby?

I’m calling it now. CCM v WSW is a legitimate derby. Coasties v Westies … the Flannelette Derby? The Hi-Viz Derby? The Greater Sydney Rim Derby? The Cerebral Derby? (The coaches are both pretty smart…) 20 Jan 2021
Analysis: Mariners 2021 - This Time For Sure!

Analysis: Mariners 2021 - This Time For Sure!

Every year I seem to make the call too early that the Mariners are looking the goods to make the finals, at last. They have a couple of okay results - then a couple of battling losses (where they still played well) - and then the wheels fall off. 5 Jan 2021
The Greatest of All Time - Head, Shoulders (and Hand) Above the Rest

The Greatest of All Time - Head, Shoulders (and Hand) Above the Rest

I have never understood the debate regarding which of Pele, Maradona – and in later days Messi – was the greatest of all time. 26 Nov 2020
Handball: The Saga Continues

Handball: The Saga Continues

Those familiar with my work will be aware of my frustration with the new handball laws. 30 Sep 2020
Football: My second favourite F-word

Football: My second favourite F-word

I am 60 years old and I still play football. 9 Sep 2020
Max's Burgess-ing power

Max's Burgess-ing power

I have been so impressed with Max Burgess lately. 12 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
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