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Community and controversy at the inaugural Football Writers' Festival

Community and controversy at the inaugural Football Writers' Festival

If the AFL or NRL were truly worried about the sleeping giant of football, they could have done worse than to blow up the Jamberoo Pub this weekend. It would have set the football narrative back 50 years. 24 Mar 2019
Football Writers' Festival: Soccer Socrates meets the Pigskin Poindexters

Football Writers' Festival: Soccer Socrates meets the Pigskin Poindexters

Is there really such a thing as Australian football culture? 19 Mar 2019
Craig Foster comes out of retirement to play in FFA Cup

Craig Foster comes out of retirement to play in FFA Cup

Former Socceroo Craig Foster is coming out of retirement to pull on his boots one more time and play for community league side Albion Park City in the FFA Cup next week. 14 Mar 2019
Hakeem's back: I just want to thank this man...

Hakeem's back: I just want to thank this man...

Hakeem Al-Araibi has touched down safely back in Melbourne and immediately thanked Australia for its help...but especially former Socceroo Craig Foster. 12 Feb 2019
FFA board election's 'disgusting lack of ethics'

FFA board election's 'disgusting lack of ethics'

Former Socceroo Craig Foster has lashed out at the recent Football Federation Australia board elections, branding them a farce. 12 Feb 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Corruption, press-threats and $400 million standing between Hakeem and freedom

EXCLUSIVE: Corruption, press-threats and $400 million standing between Hakeem and freedom

The story of Hakeem Al-Araibi, an Australian refugee who was on a honeymoon with his wife in Thailand, then captured by Interpol and detained in Bangkok since November is as unique as it is baffling. 7 Feb 2019
'Help me' - but Thailand keeps Hakeem jailed

'Help me' - but Thailand keeps Hakeem jailed

Pascoe Vale footballer Hakeem Alaraibi pleaded for his life as he was led shackled into court before being ordered back to a Bangkok jail for another 10 weeks while his life hangs in the balance. 4 Feb 2019
Foz's fight to free Hakeem

Foz's fight to free Hakeem

Speaking at protest in Sydney today former Socceroo Craig Foster joined ex-Olympians, Human Rights Organisations and Federal MPs in demanding Hakeem Al-Araibi be immediately released from prison, as the FFA this weekend joined the fight too. 1 Feb 2019
Australian PM speaks out on Hakeem case

Australian PM speaks out on Hakeem case

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison reportedly wrote to Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha several days ago requesting the release of Australian refugee footballer, Hakeem al-Alraibi. 29 Jan 2019
David Gallop on Craig Foster's FFA board bid

David Gallop on Craig Foster's FFA board bid

Former Socceroo Craig Foster was in for a wake up call on finances and resources if he had been elected to the FFA board, says Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop. 28 Nov 2018
Craig Foster withdraws FFA Board nomination

Craig Foster withdraws FFA Board nomination

Leading SBS football pundit and former Socceroo Craig Foster has withdrawn his nomination for the FFA Board citing a lack of stakeholder support. 16 Nov 2018
Sydney FC CEO: Fans are key to football's future

Sydney FC CEO: Fans are key to football's future

Sydney FC CEO Danny Townsend believes transparency and dialogue between A-League clubs and fans is key for the future of the game. 14 Nov 2018
PFA throws weight behind FFA nominees

PFA throws weight behind FFA nominees

Players union Professional Footballers Australia has thrown its weight behind the bids to elect former Socceroo Craig Foster and football pioneer Heather Reid to the new FFA board. 26 Oct 2018
When it all goes South: Can Southern Expansion change the A-League model?

When it all goes South: Can Southern Expansion change the A-League model?

Everything about prospective A-League bid Southern Expansion appears larger than life. 31 May 2018
Who lined up? When Czech Republic defeated Socceroos 3-1

Who lined up? When Czech Republic defeated Socceroos 3-1

The Socceroos preparations for the World Cup kick up another level as they face Czech Republic on Friday night ahead of the final trimmings of the preliminary squad. But when was the last time the Socceroos faced the 1976 Euro winners? 31 May 2018
Foster: Popovic could do a better job than van Marwijk

Foster: Popovic could do a better job than van Marwijk

Former Socceroo Craig Foster has claimed there's a "large amount" of Australian coaches who could do a better job than Bert van Marwijk, including out-of-work Tony Popovic. 29 Mar 2018