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
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
Were the Socceroos really that good?

Were the Socceroos really that good?

I seem to be constantly on my own these days – a lonely voice in the wilderness. 17 Oct 2019
Footballers Are Not River Dancers!

Footballers Are Not River Dancers!

I hate the new handball directives. 12 Oct 2019
Secret Mariner Stirs the RBB Pot Before Season Opener

Secret Mariner Stirs the RBB Pot Before Season Opener

Some years ago English football fans were delighted by a series of articles (and then books) penned by The Secret Footballer – a chap who claimed to have been a player and was lifting the lid on the murky, narcissistic and uber-indulgent world of professional football. 9 Oct 2019
Secret Mariner Stirs the RBB Pot Before Season Opener

Secret Mariner Stirs the RBB Pot Before Season Opener

Some years ago English football fans were delighted by a series of articles (and then books) penned by The Secret Footballer – a chap who claimed to have been a player and was lifting the lid on the murky, narcissistic and uber-indulgent world of professional football. 9 Oct 2019
Five FFA Cup injustices...!

Five FFA Cup injustices...!

So Adelaide will host Melbourne City in the FFA Cup Final this year. I will, as usual, watch avidly, but for a Mariners fan it could (and should) have been so much better. 3 Oct 2019
Analysis: Persian Gulf in Class for the Socceroos

Analysis: Persian Gulf in Class for the Socceroos

Is it four years already? Once again we’ve embarked on the long haul to the World Cup through Asia, and once again we’ve started with a win. But this effort was a lot more convincing than the plodding 2 -1 win over Kyrgyzstan that kicked off the last campaign. 11 Sep 2019
The Secret Mariner

The Secret Mariner

Some years ago English football fans were delighted by a series of articles (and then books) penned by The Secret Footballer – a chap who claimed to have been a player and was lifting the lid on the murky, narcissistic and uber-indulgent world of professional football. 16 Aug 2019