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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
A-League alert: Why NPL is abuzz over magic Mo

A-League alert: Why NPL is abuzz over magic Mo

The NPL Victoria has gone mad for Mohamed Awad, the new Melbourne Knights attacker from New Zealand via New York and Illinois who is the most talked about talent in the league right now. 5 Jun 2019
Could the 'Championship' be streamed on your favourite device?

Could the 'Championship' be streamed on your favourite device?

Those working towards a second division ‘Championship’ - set to start in 2021 - believe streaming of matches could supercharge the league’s profile as work continues on the league's finer details. 5 Jun 2019
Six future A-League players smashing the NPL NSW

Six future A-League players smashing the NPL NSW

FTBL continues its A-League talent radar, this week spotlighting the NSW NPL with six names you need to know. 8 May 2019
NPL transfer radar: Wolves star attracts A-League interest

NPL transfer radar: Wolves star attracts A-League interest

He's a virtual unknown but could the A-League have finally woken up to star NPL striker Thomas James? 7 May 2019
'Second division could overtake A-League in fans' hearts'

'Second division could overtake A-League in fans' hearts'

The sheer edge-of-your-seat drama of promotion and relegation between the proposed second division and NPL will supercharge Australia's fans' interest in domestic football below the A-League, say those at the coal-face of the second tier. 6 May 2019