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Way too funny not to be 100% true. Good to have you back, Dane.

The truth about rugby league? State of Origin is stealing from you

Can’t do that either because Australia wear green shorts.

The road to Qatar is paved with Grey Wiggles

I assume it was that or black, given the Peruvians wear red,the other usual keeper kit.

The road to Qatar is paved with Grey Wiggles

I’m not privy to the inside workings of the club, but there doesn’t seem to be a great level of engagement with the Macarthur Football Association. The Macarthur Rams play in the NSW NPL and the association has more than 20 grassroots clubs in the region. Why then do the Bulls have a feeder club partnership with Northbridge, a NPL club 50km away from the area on the other side of Sydney?
Quick correction for the author – the Wests Tigers are a rugby LEAGUE team. Rugby is a non-entity in the region.

'They tried and failed': Can Macarthur survive?

So you’re saying that a once in a lifetime event where a player was likely to kick his 1000th goal, promoted all week, with a promise that if it happened fans could run onto the ground, is just a normal Friday night game?

The Socceroos won't win on the pitch when all the focus is what happens off it

That was AFL stage management at its best.

The Socceroos won't win on the pitch when all the focus is what happens off it

It was a disgrace that Maclaren was allowed to play for Melbourne City on the weekend. I have no problems with him declaring his unavailability due to his wedding, but to then turn around and play for his club on the weekend doesn’t seem to be in accordance with the FIFA policy on players declaring unavailability for international matches.

The Socceroos won't win on the pitch when all the focus is what happens off it

JB, love your insights as usual. What you’re suggesting was actually the strategy in reverse when most of our players were European-based in the early 2000s. It has merit, but I’m not sure choosing a player who plays in the A-League over one in the top leagues of Europe is necessarily the best way to go. (I know you didn’t directly suggest that, but picking on locality would at some point throw this scenario up) I do agree that players moving overseas – even to Europe – don’t automatically become better players for it, and quite a few have discovered this to their detriment in recent years and returned to play in Australia.

There is no need to replace Arnold for World Cup playoffs

I was at the game too, and I can assure you I wasn’t missing any points. We were lucky to hang on for 89 minutes and it was evident that as an attacking force, the team was severely lacking. Part of that is tactical, and part of it is developmental. MY point is that calling for a change at this stage will simply gloss over the problems we’ve seen coming for years.

There is no need to replace Arnold for World Cup playoffs

The main thrust of the article was more about what a new coach could achieve with the same problems in such a short amount of time.

There is no need to replace Arnold for World Cup playoffs

The choice of headline was not mine. The original one was “FA and Socceroos are all out of quick fixes.”

There is no need to replace Arnold for World Cup playoffs

I agree that the fee is far too much. However, sports like cricket, rugby league and Australian Rules heavily subsidise junior registration costs as part of their huge TV rights money.

'Fading into obscurity': What's wrong with the A-League Men?

The irony of the Wanderers situation is that they were at their very best when they were owned and run by FFA.

'Fading into obscurity': What's wrong with the A-League Men?

Some really good points regarding the disengagement of active support and the difficulties associated with moving to a brand new streaming service. However, I think the article fails to acknowledge the extraordinary difficulties encountered by the A-League since the pandemic took hold. More than any other sporting code, the A-Leagues were going to be vulnerable due to border closures, overseas players being unable to return, and the lack of financial clout that enabled codes like the AFL and NRL to completely relocate their comptetitions. This season has become a scheduling nightmare due to circumstances that are completely out of the APL’s control. Perth and Wellington have been nomads for some time,most clubs have missed action for almost a month, there is a backlog of games to get through, and even the most loyal fan can’t keep up with the changes.

'Fading into obscurity': What's wrong with the A-League Men?

That’s the complete opposite of what de Vanna said, but don’t let her words get in the way of your assumptions.

Is De Vanna brave to blow the whistle, or is it sour grapes?

Why on earth would you make that assurance, given the ABC have already highlighted abuse within gymnastics and swimming? They have also presented the Lisa De Vanna story on a number of theur news outlets.

Is De Vanna brave to blow the whistle, or is it sour grapes?

Pffft, kids these days…they’ll never experience the LSD-fuelled production values of H.R Puff’n Stuff…

What should football’s new Network Ten/Paramount+ commentary team look like?

He at least CALLED it football when the Ten/Paramount deal was announced, unlike the rest of the Project team who called it soccer.

What should football’s new Network Ten/Paramount+ commentary team look like?

Middy
Andy Pascalidis still knows his way around a commentary box better than most in this country.

What should football’s new Network Ten/Paramount+ commentary team look like?

Can someone let me know the 24 leagues that are better than the A League? And is it even relevant?

What should football’s new Network Ten/Paramount+ commentary team look like?

This would explain why Adelaide were awarded three incorrect penalties against the Mariners earlier in the season, being the “bigger” club…?

What should football’s new Network Ten/Paramount+ commentary team look like?

I googled Tony Palumbo just to see if he was still with us, and Wiki tells me he’s a capo for the Genovese crime family. Hire him as a consultant!

What should football’s new Network Ten/Paramount+ commentary team look like?

Duncan, that’s some serious long term planning.

Farewell Bobby Fulton, a childhood hero

Albo
Many years ago I read a book by legendary fitness trainer George Daldry. George was an old-school trainer and he used to do the conditioning work for a lot of the the rugby league clubs in the 70s and 80s. In the book, he said that Fulton was the fittest, strongest, most committed trainer and player of his generation.

Farewell Bobby Fulton, a childhood hero

AndyAdelaide, That is the most delusional analysis of the game I’ve read. But congrats on the victory!

VAR blunders produce yet another A-League comedy act

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