Christian Marchetti

Socceroos Abroad: ACL kicks off as European seasons start coming to a close

Socceroos Abroad: ACL kicks off as European seasons start coming to a close

After a bucket load of football for Socceroos and Australian players overseas in February and March, April saw some seasons come to a close, particularly in Europe. 16 May 2022
Socceroos Abroad: Teenage kicks and history made in Wales

Socceroos Abroad: Teenage kicks and history made in Wales

After a busy transfer window for Australian players overseas, several started to find their feet at new homes abroad in February, whilst those who stayed put continued to chalk up more minutes. March saw more managerial success, along with several young Aussies abroad being selected for the Olyroos training camp in the Netherlands. FTBL's Christian Marchetti reviews Socceroos and Aussie's Abroad in February and March. 19 Apr 2022
Socceroos Abroad: Aussies on the move all over as Ange takes pole position

Socceroos Abroad: Aussies on the move all over as Ange takes pole position

It was a busy January transfer window for Australian players overseas, with several finding new homes abroad. FTBL's Christian Marchetti reviews Socceroos and Aussie's Abroad last month. 13 Feb 2022
Socceroos Abroad: Mooy and Rogic resurgence as transfer merry-go-round begins

Socceroos Abroad: Mooy and Rogic resurgence as transfer merry-go-round begins

It may have been the last month of the year, but several Socceroos finished 2021 off on a high with some outstanding individual displays at club level. Meanwhile, Australia's top managerial prospect got his hands on a first trophy in Scotland, whilst several Australians were already on the move before the January transfer window began. 6 Jan 2022
Socceroos Abroad: Four coaches thriving as Aussies win silverware across Asia

Socceroos Abroad: Four coaches thriving as Aussies win silverware across Asia

With the Socceroos now in danger of failing to qualify for the World Cup, Graham Arnold will be taking a closer look at any emerging talents overseas he can bring into his squad. A trio of Aussies may have put themselves on the map by featuring in a cup final in Malaysia, whilst a young star in Rome may need to make a big decision surrounding his international future. Meanwhile, Aussie managers continue to overachieve with their sides, with one coach claiming silverware in the Philippines. 11 Dec 2021
Socceroos Abroad: An Aussie in the ACL Final and a good month for managers

Socceroos Abroad: An Aussie in the ACL Final and a good month for managers

With many Aussies now right at home in their different clubs across the globe, October was crucial month to secure regular football and knock on the door for Graham Arnold's Socceroos squad. 9 Nov 2021
Socceroos Abroad: A new Roo in Norway as more Aussies make the switch to India

Socceroos Abroad: A new Roo in Norway as more Aussies make the switch to India

It was business as usual for most of the Australian continent playing overseas in September. There were some notable changes though, with an ex-Mariner, now playing in Norway, pledging his future to the Socceroos. Meanwhile, the Indian Super League continues to be an attractive prospect for Aussie veterans. 9 Oct 2021
Socceroos Abroad: More minutes in the UK, freakish goals in Korea, and the son of a Socceroos legend emerges in Switzerland

Socceroos Abroad: More minutes in the UK, freakish goals in Korea, and the son of a Socceroos legend emerges in Switzerland

The 2021-22 football season is well and truly underway overseas. In August, many Aussies continued to get minutes in the UK, whilst a former A-League defender scored an outrageous goal in Korea. Meanwhile, the son of a Socceroos legend is coming through the ranks at one of Switzerland's biggest clubs. 15 Sep 2021
Socceroos Abroad: Big results in European qualifiers as transfer frenzy continues

Socceroos Abroad: Big results in European qualifiers as transfer frenzy continues

In our July Socceroos Abroad wrap - with many further transfers happening in August already - there was much more to speak of at club level for our Aussies Abroad in July, with several leagues returning for the 2021-22 season. Australians all over the world continued to secure new homes throughout the ongoing transfer window, whilst there were some big results for Aussies involved in the early rounds of qualifying for UEFA competitions in Europe. 9 Aug 2021
Socceroos Abroad: Aussies in the ACL and club transfers all over the world

Socceroos Abroad: Aussies in the ACL and club transfers all over the world

There was not much to speak of at club level for our Aussies Abroad in June, with several leagues concluding their 2020-21 seasons. Nonetheless, there were some big moves on the managerial front, whilst several overseas players formed a key part of Graham Arnold's Socceroos squad. 3 Jul 2021
A-League Grand Final Lessons: City have Heart, Sydney lose their cool, Wanderers and Victory in dissaray

A-League Grand Final Lessons: City have Heart, Sydney lose their cool, Wanderers and Victory in dissaray

Melbourne City are Australian champions for the first time after Sunday's A-League Grand Final, coming from behind to beat Sydney FC 3-1 at AAMI Park. 28 Jun 2021
'Quietly a Rolls Royce': 5 lessons for the A-League Grand Final

'Quietly a Rolls Royce': 5 lessons for the A-League Grand Final

In the A-League semi-finals, Sydney FC booked their place in a third straight Grand Final after defeating Adelaide United, whilst two quickfire goals from Melbourne City saw them beat Macarthur FC. 21 Jun 2021
‘The hearts of football fans’: Greatest stories from A-League finals week one

‘The hearts of football fans’: Greatest stories from A-League finals week one

For each week of the A-League finals series, FTBL will analyse the lessons learned from each game, including the key moments, star performers, and controversial decisions. Macarthur upset the Mariners in extra time in the elimination finals, whilst a brace from Adelaide's Tomi Juric stunned Brisbane in Redcliffe. 14 Jun 2021
FTBL's final awards ceremony of the season

FTBL's final awards ceremony of the season

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In the final round of the home and away season, one player scored a beauty to mark his retirement in style, another somehow netted two own goals, whilst a new youngster announced himself on the big stage. 9 Jun 2021
FTBL's Penultimate A-League Awards Ceremony

FTBL's Penultimate A-League Awards Ceremony

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 21, a defender could have had a hat-trick, one team reminded everyone of their quality, whilst another had their season ended in humiliating fashion. 31 May 2021
FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 20

FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 20

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 20, one player continued his wind-up antics, another redeemed himself, whilst there was a special moment as football returned across the ditch. 24 May 2021
And the FTBL Award goes to...

And the FTBL Award goes to...

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 19, handball laws continued to confuse everyone, one striker continued to single-handedly lead his side into the finals, whilst another finally found the net this season. 17 May 2021
Don't look now - it's the FTBL awards of the week!

Don't look now - it's the FTBL awards of the week!

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 18, a defender showed of his attacking capabilities, one team continued to struggle in front of goal, whilst another can't seem to catch a break. 11 May 2021
The best of the best

The best of the best

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 17, one player broke his scoring drought, another continued his stunning return to form, whilst there was madness once again at Coopers on a Friday night. 3 May 2021
Who had a shocker and who shone this week?

Who had a shocker and who shone this week?

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 16, one team showed exactly how not to defend set-pieces, whilst one youngster continued to provide goals from midfield. 26 Apr 2021
Why was the A-League so good this week?

Why was the A-League so good this week?

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 15, one team pulled out all the tricks and flicks, one player continued to add to his remarkable goalscoring exploits, whilst another provided one of the best assists of the season. 19 Apr 2021