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.
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.
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.
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.
Meet Fabrizio Miccoli, the man with cartoons on his arms, Diego Maradona’s earring and slits shaved into his eyebrows.
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.