Christian Marchetti

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
What rocked the A-League world...

What rocked the A-League world...

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 14, there were post-match rants, silly send offs, and one team finally broke their barren run. 13 Apr 2021
What made the A-League amazing this week...

What made the A-League amazing this week...

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 13, one player continued to live up to the hype, one team continued to leak goals, whilst another keeps being put in their place by an old foe. 6 Apr 2021
The best and worst of the weekend...

The best and worst of the weekend...

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 12, one team announced themselves as favourites for the championship, one player almost marred a crucial victory, whilst another preserved a win in rather spectacular fashion. 29 Mar 2021
FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 11

FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 11

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round 11, we saw another seven-goal thriller, VAR was out to spoil one team's party, whilst a familiar face re-announced himself down under. 23 Mar 2021
FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 10

FTBL's A-League Awards for Round 10

Every A-League round, we hand out our FTBL awards for the brilliant, bad and bizarre moments each week. In round ten, one player continued to dominate, another scored a rare goal, whilst one youngster announced himself to the competition in stunning fashion. 15 Mar 2021