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Mike Tuckerman

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A fond farewell to writing on The Roar

A fond farewell to writing on The Roar

18 Jul 2014

“I slashed and burned through my 15 minutes of fame. And now it’s time for me to extinguish the flame.” The time has come for me to wrap up this column and give another young writer a crack. Have you ever watched a testimonial game, where a serviceable but otherwise nondescript departing player is indulged […]

Fans have been the real winners of 2014 World Cup

Fans have been the real winners of 2014 World Cup

14 Jul 2014

Whatever happened in Monday morning’s World Cup final, it has been an exhilarating tournament. Germany and Argentina have both played their part in restoring some faith in the world of football. Going into the World Cup, there was plenty of scrutiny on the fact Brazilian authorities had by and large failed to build the infrastructure […]

The myth of Jogo Bonito has been destroyed

The myth of Jogo Bonito has been destroyed

11 Jul 2014

Germany’s annihilation of Brazil finally put paid to the myth of Jogo Bonito. Brazil has been a mediocre football team for years, and their semi-final capitulation showed just how far behind they’ve fallen. Perhaps it’s easy to say in hindsight, but surely any reasonable football fan could see that such a thrashing was on the […]

Is this the greatest World Cup of all time?

Is this the greatest World Cup of all time?

7 Jul 2014

Has this been the best World Cup ever? Or has it been a purely dramatic one, full of tension and excitement and some not overly impressive defending? The latter was the assessment of former Dutch enforcer Edgar Davids, who in some widely publicised radio remarks called the 2014 FIFA World Cup “a bit mediocre.” It […]

Which A-League city boasts the best football culture?

Which A-League city boasts the best football culture?

4 Jul 2014

The World Cup always draws out the part-time football fans, but with Wollongong back on the A-League agenda, how does your city fare when it comes to boasting a genuine football culture? Not only will the A-League All-Stars make Wollongong their base before taking on Juventus in August, but Sydney FC have also taken an […]

All hail the Americas in sensational World Cup

All hail the Americas in sensational World Cup

30 Jun 2014

This World Cup belongs to the Americas. After a couple of tournaments dominated by European teams, the 2014 tournament in Brazil is all about the re-emergence of some regional heavyweights. Not that anyone needed reminding, but the fickleness of football was plain for all to see when a red-hot Chile suffered the most agonising of […]

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