Joe is a sports writer and researcher based in Sydney.
He is a regular contributor to The Guardian Australia and Leopold Method, while his work has also been published on Football NSW, Overland and New Matilda.
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The Memphis poet, Matt Cook, once drawled, “James Joyce? I’d rather throw dead batteries at cows than read him”. Watching the Socceroos yesterday morning, I was reminded of Cook’s slur on the Irish novelist. Give me a pack of leaky Duracell and a herd of cattle any day over watching Holger (or is that lolger?) […]
The fitness of French midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa will be vital to the success of Newcastle United this season, after a strange off-season and a 2012-13 campaign to forget. What happened last season Last season was a disappointing one for Newcastle, who were unable to repeat their success of 2011-2012. After the season where everything […]
Hull City are back in the top flight, and will be tested from the outset with opening matches against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and Manchester City in Manchester. What happened last season In May 2012 there was the final day Manchester madness, as City pinched the title from United’s nose in the final seconds of […]
After the Socceroos latest string of average performances in the East Asian Cup, the knives are well and truly being sharpened for Socceroos coach Holger Osieck. Meanwhile, in Victoria, the proposed National Premier League’s agenda is facing serious hurdles, as several high profile clubs withdraw their applications for Football Federation Victoria’s new state competition. Such […]
Meet Fabrizio Miccoli, the man with cartoons on his arms, Diego Maradona’s earring and slits shaved into his eyebrows. They may have missed out on Giorgos Karagounis, the Greek who might have put all hopes of a South Melbourne A-League franchise to bed, but Melbourne Victory have still managed to create headlines with the signing […]
Australians, it is said, love free thinkers and larrikins. More than that, we love an irreverent footballer, one who doesn’t respect the rules of the establishment. Except of course, when the establishment is us, and the footballer says stuff we don’t really want to hear. Much of the recent fallout involving Harry O’Brien at Collingwood […]