Nicholas Rupolo

The Mixer: Does the FFA have a war chest to survive corona crisis?

The Mixer: Does the FFA have a war chest to survive corona crisis?

Is Australian football financially well-placed to deal with the coronavirus crisis? Their reports may indicate cash flow for the game mightn't be quite as bad as feared. Meanwhile it's a code hopping partnership for the ages in The Mixer! 19 Mar 2020
The Mixer: APIA Leichhardt to launch second division interest

The Mixer: APIA Leichhardt to launch second division interest

One of Australian football's most recognised clubs, APIA Leichhardt are ready to submit an expression of interest to the FFA as talks of a national second division gather steam. 12 Mar 2020
Aussies Abroad: Aussies in Asia show up UK-based crew

Aussies Abroad: Aussies in Asia show up UK-based crew

Our Aussies dominated the Asian region this week, but Australians abroad are struggling in the top two divisions in England – and key Socceroos are fighting tooth and nail for points. 9 Mar 2020
The Mixer: Golden-Gen Socceroo targets youth, it's Matildas time – and gone in 21 days

The Mixer: Golden-Gen Socceroo targets youth, it's Matildas time – and gone in 21 days

The Socceroos 2010 World Cup hero Brett Holman has launched his football academy in Queensland as a young Aussie's time in Italy is cut short after just three weeks. Read it all in The Mixer! 5 Mar 2020
WATCH: Mabil scores blistering strike, sets up another

WATCH: Mabil scores blistering strike, sets up another

Socceroos winger Awer Mabil has kept his form up with a sensational strike to open the scoring for FC Midtjylland as they blitzed SønderjyskE 3-0 overnight. 3 Mar 2020
Aussies Abroad: Four big name Roos facing relegation danger

Aussies Abroad: Four big name Roos facing relegation danger

It's foreign to A-League fans, but abroad, four of Australia's most important Socceroos are at clubs in poor form and battling relegation. 2 Mar 2020
The Mixer: Socceroos trio in contract limbo

The Mixer: Socceroos trio in contract limbo

Three Socceroos midfielders have big decisions to make as they enter the last three months of their contracts in Europe. Meanwhile Rhyan Grant has firmly put the Copa America in his sights, but would he entertain a shot at the Olympics? It's all in The Mixer! 27 Feb 2020
Aussies Abroad:Japan-based coaches learn a lesson on match-day one

Aussies Abroad:Japan-based coaches learn a lesson on match-day one

Our Aussies managers in Japan hardly had the start they were hoping for on the first day of the season, while a Socceroos is finally making a start for his UK-based club. 24 Feb 2020
3 things we learned: Have the Wanderers turned a corner?

3 things we learned: Have the Wanderers turned a corner?

The match that brought a whole new meaning to the word heart-throb. You'd be forgiven for thinking your heart was going to pop out of your chest with six goals in the first half highlighting a possible turning tide for the Wanderers. Here are three things we learned. 21 Feb 2020
The Mixer: Francesco Totti to sign Aussie starlet

The Mixer: Francesco Totti to sign Aussie starlet

Italian footballing royalty Francesco Totti is preparing to sign 16-year old Australian wonder-kid Cristian Volpato as one of his first clients while the W-League's breakout star has the world's eyes on her. 19 Feb 2020
Aussie inks deadline day move

Aussie inks deadline day move

Australian midfielder Anthony Kalik has left it late to sign the dotted line on a transfer to HNK Gorica, inking a three year deal on the last day of the winter transfer window in Croatia. 18 Feb 2020
Aussies Abroad: Aussies in Championship horror-show

Aussies Abroad: Aussies in Championship horror-show

Aussies in the Championship have fallen off the pace. A string of poor results sees our players fighting relegation and being kicked out of the promotion race. 17 Feb 2020
3 things we learned: Why Wanderers must hold on to Mitch Duke

3 things we learned: Why Wanderers must hold on to Mitch Duke

The Wanderers ground out to a frustrating 1-1 draw against cellar dwellers Newcastle Jets, but there one player define the side for any future Wanderers manager. 15 Feb 2020
The Mixer: Olyroos boost amid Socceroos travel nightmare

The Mixer: Olyroos boost amid Socceroos travel nightmare

The Socceroos frequent flyer miles are set to skyrocket, the Sydney Derby’s rescheduling has is on the waiting list and the Olyroos will be boosted by the return of two star attackers. It’s all here in FTBL’s first edition of its new weekly column; The Mixer. 13 Feb 2020
Aussies Abroad: Should Arnie bring Ruka back to the Roos?

Aussies Abroad: Should Arnie bring Ruka back to the Roos?

He's the top goal scorer in the Israeli Premier League with six goals in his last six games. But should Graham Arnold bring back this 32-year old striker into the Socceroos fold for perhaps one last hurrah? 10 Feb 2020
Ninkovic: It's time I won us the derby again

Ninkovic: It's time I won us the derby again

Milos Ninkovic wrote his name into Sydney Derby folklore when he netted an 88th minute winner against the Western Sydney Wanderers. But as the Serbian maestro remembers his heroics in 2015, he has only one thing on his mind. 7 Feb 2020
Why the Sydney derby is more than East v West: Georgievski

Why the Sydney derby is more than East v West: Georgievski

Try telling a Western Sydney local that the city is owned by your Eastern rivals. It’s enough to make Daniel Georgievski’s blood boil. 6 Feb 2020
Sydney Derby moved to ABC secondary channel

Sydney Derby moved to ABC secondary channel

Saturday's Sydney Derby at Kogarah Stadium has been kicked off the ABC's main channel to the free-to-air broadcaster's secondary channel ABC ME. 5 Feb 2020
Hrustic dropped amid sliding form and fan unrest

Hrustic dropped amid sliding form and fan unrest

At the end of last year Ajdin Hrustic was being touted for a starting Socceroos spot. Now the FC Groningen midfielder is combatting angry fans amid his dip in form. 5 Feb 2020
Aussies Abroad: Lack of minutes for Euro Socceroos stars

Aussies Abroad: Lack of minutes for Euro Socceroos stars

Minutes have been hard to come by for big name Australians abroad. Some key Socceroos players aren’t getting the minutes they need, while up and coming stars are showing them up on the big stage. 3 Feb 2020
Aussies Abroad: Scottish-Aussie scores brace against Liverpool

Aussies Abroad: Scottish-Aussie scores brace against Liverpool

A potential future Socceroo has taken the game to English Premier League leaders Liverpool while concerns are starting to surface about the lack of game time for key Aussies in Europe. 27 Jan 2020