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Relegated AND promoted! Nick Tolios' 'surreal September'

Relegated AND promoted! Nick Tolios' 'surreal September'

Young Aussie coach Nick Tolios has just experienced a September he’ll never forget and one he says may never be topped. 17 Sep 2019
‘My incredible season’: Asian title for Aussie Blake Ricciuto

‘My incredible season’: Asian title for Aussie Blake Ricciuto

Former NPL star Blake Ricciuto has capped an incredible first season in Asia by helping his club win the Singapore Premier League. 16 Sep 2019
UK bad boy reinvented as Wollongong A-League target

UK bad boy reinvented as Wollongong A-League target

In Thomas James’s words, if he stayed in Boston, ‘by now, I’d probably be in jail’. 20 Aug 2019
A-League alert: Exciting English striker’s showcase against champions

A-League alert: Exciting English striker’s showcase against champions

Is this the next NPL star to sign a deal and take the A-League by storm? 14 Aug 2019
Is this Guinea-born striker set for A-League stardom?

Is this Guinea-born striker set for A-League stardom?

Fox Sports’ Simon Hill tells FTBL that Adelaide United look to have discovered a sensational new talent for the next A-League season. 9 Aug 2019
Second division too late for lost generation in Oz?

Second division too late for lost generation in Oz?

These days, he’s Alon Blumgart, Clinical Naturopath and Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy. 8 Aug 2019
Meet the top 10 Oz coaches for second division Part II

Meet the top 10 Oz coaches for second division Part II

UPDATED FTBL has named our first five coaches. Who will round out our top 10 coaching talents for the second division? 1 Aug 2019
FFA Cup hero: ‘I ruptured my ACL but kept scoring!’

FFA Cup hero: ‘I ruptured my ACL but kept scoring!’

Olympic FC’s Alex Smith ruptured his ACL two months ago, but that didn’t stop him scoring goals for fun with Brisbane’s entertainers Olympic FC. And now, he's eyeing the ultimate FFA Cup fairytale. 31 Jul 2019
Shepparton teen 'ready for A-League', tips ex-Wimbledon striker

Shepparton teen 'ready for A-League', tips ex-Wimbledon striker

Teenage NPL 2 goalmachine Alou Kuol is rumoured to be a Melbourne Victory transfer target, but his coach, ex AFC Wimbledon forward Craig Carley, believes this rough diamond could even play overseas. 11 Jul 2019
How did the A-League not see this Aussie talent?

How did the A-League not see this Aussie talent?

Australian Blake Ricciuto has scored his eighth goal in 14 games as the defensive midfielder signed from the NSW NPL blitzes the Singapore Premier League with the ladder-leaders Brunei DPMM. 8 Jul 2019
Why Ruben Zadkovich is a future A-League coach

Why Ruben Zadkovich is a future A-League coach

Ruben Zadkovich is becoming one of the most sought-after coaches outside the A-League. But to understand the 33-year-old’s NPL success, he tells FTBL how his rollercoaster career and academic family background shaped his philosophy. 5 Jul 2019
Reds alert: New Zealand attacker eyes FFA Cup upset

Reds alert: New Zealand attacker eyes FFA Cup upset

In-form New Zealand striker Mohamed Awad says he’ll relish testing himself against top A-League opposition when the reigning FFA Cup holders visit Melbourne Knights. 2 Jul 2019
Inside the daily grind of Australia’s semi-pro heroes

Inside the daily grind of Australia’s semi-pro heroes

Liam Boland is often up before 4 am. Like NPL players around Australia, he’s working days, training nights. The Melbourne-based NPL goal machine lets FTBL into his life as a semi-pro. 1 Jul 2019
Football chief's fury over ref attack, flares, racist chants and all-in brawls

Football chief's fury over ref attack, flares, racist chants and all-in brawls

Football Victoria CEO Peter Filopoulos today backed tough action which saw a life ban, fines and points deductions for attacks on refs, racist chants, flares and a mass player brawl. 27 Jun 2019
NPL star on viral FFA Cup goal that stunned the world

NPL star on viral FFA Cup goal that stunned the world

If you truly love football in Oz, then Liam Boland’s epic FFA Cup stoppage-time winner for NPL underdogs Green Gully would surely rank high. 26 Jun 2019
Santalab enjoying ‘brutal’ relegation scrap in Dandenong

Santalab enjoying ‘brutal’ relegation scrap in Dandenong

If you’d put a bet on Brendon Santalab AND Carl Valeri playing alongside each other in a relegation scrap in Melbourne’s Dandenong over winter, you may have got some attractive long odds. 21 Jun 2019