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Vince Rugari

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Vince Rugari is an Adelaide-born journalist who cut his teeth on the sporting graveyard that is the Gold Coast. He fancies the round ball and the Sherrin, and used to be a handy leg-spin bowler before injury curtailed a baggy green push. He is a Port Adelaide fan by birth, as painful as that has been recently. He's now sports editor of The Area News in Griffith, NSW.

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Ratings and cash shouldn’t be FFA’s only priorities

Ratings and cash shouldn't be FFA's only priorities

8 hours ago

This morning, the Central Coast Mariners finally arrive in Sydney after a whirlwind midweek trip to Hiroshima. Tomorrow, they play for their season. For anyone who has experienced the wonder of jet lag, it’s hard not to feel for them. Not only are they heartbroken after a late goal ended their AFC Champions League campaign […]

Good on Gombau for sticking to his guns

Good on Gombau for sticking to his guns

9 Apr 2014

Josep Gombau’s brilliant, expressive head would have been sporting a wide Colgate smile yesterday when he was announced as the voters’ choice to coach the A-League All-Stars. The eccentric Spaniard’s first season in charge of Adelaide United has been nothing if not eventful, and the privilege of managing some of the competition’s best players against […]

Time for FFA to harness football’s unspoken history

Time for FFA to harness football's unspoken history

26 Mar 2014

The appointment of Alessandro Del Piero as an ambassador for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup being held in Australia has poured petrol on a smouldering argument in Australian football – why don’t we respect our history? It’s an argument that, given the advent of the FFA Cup and the National Premier Leagues, the game has […]

Active fans must learn respect is a two-way street

Active fans must learn respect is a two-way street

5 Mar 2014

Who do they sing for? On Sunday, the answer was nobody. Then on Monday, we found out why. The Red and Black Bloc’s silent protest might have been effective in drawing attention to their apparent plight, but it might not have actually helped it. The Western Sydney Wanderers were certainly lacking inspiration in their 2-0 […]

Facelift needed for Melbourne Heart to start again

Facelift needed for Melbourne Heart to start again

24 Jan 2014

Football hipsters of Australia, rejoice. Thanks to the riches of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, there is now at long last a tangible link between the A-League and the MLS. There was borderline hysteria yesterday as Manchester City and Melbourne Storm completed their left-field buyout of the struggling Melbourne Heart – but make no […]

What football can learn from the summer of cricket

What football can learn from the summer of cricket

22 Jan 2014

The everlasting image of this summer, for me at least, will be a moustachioed, sleeve-tattooed Mitchell Johnson steaming in as an English batsman waits at the other end, wishing he was anywhere else. Last summer? I love cricket but it wasn’t even on my radar. The image was Alessandro Del Piero, hovering over a free-kick […]

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