Posts Tagged "Craig Foster"
It seems eons ago that Ange Postecoglou was mauled by Craig Foster after the failure of our national team to qualify for the 2007 Youth World Cup.
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At last Wednesday’s FFA Fans Forum in Western Sydney there was plenty of discussion about the Socceroos. To put it simply, not all of the feedback was positive.
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A few tweets from SBS football analyst Craig Foster yesterday got me thinking.
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Our football culture has been a hot topic over the last week. Whether you are a Spanish passing nut or in favour of the British long ball, your chosen style of football has come under the microscope.
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The past couple of weeks in footballing circles have served as a reminder of the divisions and issues faced by our game. Old rivalries and attitudes have shown that they are as prevalent now as they have been in decades past.
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The weekend’s unedifying spat between Robbie Slater and Craig Foster around A-League coach Jim Magilton says much about football in Australia.
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SBS Chief Football analyst Craig Foster was labelled a racist yesterday, in an astonishing Twitter tirade from Fox Sports pundit, former Socceroo, and ex-Blackburn Rovers player Robbie Slater.
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If Sir Alex Ferguson had been named as coach of Melbourne Victory, would it be considered a backwards step by those who take umbrage with A-League clubs hiring Britons?
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After months of Craig Foster’s propaganda war in the newspapers against ‘eggball’, surely someone deserves the right of reply.
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No sooner had youth manager Jan Versleijen landed back in Australia after what can only be described as a disappointing Under 17s World Cup campaign, then he was already dealing with a few more headaches.
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Aside from executing the carefully planned ambush of FFA CEO Ben Buckley, the SBS Fan Forum did little to shed new light on the problems plaguing Australian football.
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I got up at 6.45am on Sunday morning – set my alarm and everything – expecting to see the last 15 minutes of this year’s Champions League final between Barcelona and Manchester United. What I got was UEFA president Michel Platini handing the cup over to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who raised it aloft.
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In recent days, both Craig Foster and The Age’s Michael Lynch have called for independent reviews of Football Federation Australia’s performance in recent years.
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The awarding of the 2011 Johnny Warren medal to Marcos Flores on Sunday night was a moment that summed up the last 12 months for Australian football. No sooner had the honour been bestowed upon the Argentinean playmaker, did the rumours start to leak out that MLS side, Portland Timbers were preparing to steal him […]
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Football fans of all codes in Australia can be broken down into percentages. They are made of families, “the boys”, “the girls”, couples, individuals, those with millions of dollars and not too many worries, those with millions of worries and not too many dollars.
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Those of us unlucky enough not to forge a career as a sportsperson will often seek an alternative route when it comes to entering the sporting industry. Sadly, the road leading to a career in sports journalism however is becoming blocked by the very stars who ply their trade in the sporting arena.
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Craig Foster wants to know his “appropriate role” is in the next evolution of football. Robbie Slater suggests he should buy us all Christmas presents. And Andrew Jennings says he should resign as head of Football Federation Australia and give taxpayers their money back. They’re all talking, of course, about Frank Lowy.
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Let me start this post by saying (stating) that it is no way designed to inflame some kind of code war. I love football – following both Seria A and the English game since I was a young boy.
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Craig Foster wrote: “Colour-blind code shades the others for diversity” in yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald. Just how many times is this bloke going to talk about the same issues and arguments nearly every week?
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Ben Buckley’s media offensive to calm talk of a crisis in the A-League only highlighted another deficiency for the local game; the lack of conviction, passion and presence from football’s leadership.
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