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There was an article in the Daily Telegraph with an interview with the Bulls, and one section covered their lack of stance on vaccinations, saying it’s up to the players. Hahahahaha good luck crossing any state borders…

Bulls graze around paddock aimlessly in sombre defeat against Sydney FC

I didn’t even know the game was on until I saw the result on Twitter.
Whatever the result was I wouldn’t have cared too much, but anytime you’re knocking a 5-0 scoreline you don’t want to be the losing team even if it’s a pre-season friendly.

Bulls graze around paddock aimlessly in sombre defeat against Sydney FC

My wife definitely liked season 2 more than I did.

Also Lasso has some so many funny pop culture lines that he adds in constantly, quite funny and clever writing.

Pure joy: The TV sports show about human connection that is perfect for our times

Mooy shouldn’t be starting for us anymore, especially at the moment with his lack of fitness.
I’d start Hrustic over the other two, as Rogic has never reached the levels that we all expected of him and is way too prone to put his head down and try and dribble through or out of trouble, with the common result of losing possession.
Mooy is unbearably slow, it must be so easy for defenders to sit off him and try and cut down the passing lanes because they know he has no chance of dribbling past anyone faster then a pensioner.

How does Arnold fit Mooy, Rogic and Hrustic into the same team?

Season 1 had such a good feel about it, while the football aspect is only half the story, and even less so in season 2, whatever was happening in an episode at the end of it you just felt good about everything.
I went in expecting to hate it (for the reasons AA mentioned below), but somehow it just works.
But yeah season 2 moves more into drama territory which I wasn’t really looking for from this show.
Oh well, I’ll be watching season 3 (provided I still have free Apple TV subscription as there’s no way I’d pay for their very limited content), as I expect the football should become the main focus again.

Pure joy: The TV sports show about human connection that is perfect for our times

Yeah that whole PR own goal by the Matildas has really put them in a bad light IMO.
I was happy for the allegations from LDV to go ahead in the background and get the attention it deserves, while the play on the park goes along, but the way the entire team has thrown LDV under the bus really stinks of hypocrisy when compared to their show of support for the American league players.

We must never forget that women's football is worth it

Easy to say in hindsight, but the starting lineup was a terrible choice.
We know from history that Mooy and Rogic can’t exist together, then add in Irvine and Hrustic and our entire midfield was getting in each others way, which contributed to our backs having no ability to pass it out without either giving it up or giving us heart attacks.
Then you’ve got Taggart who was non-existent, which is becoming a common occurrence.
Behich 😡 was absolutely terrible and needs a good spell on the bench for that, while on the other side Karacic was decent going forward, but continually exposed in defence.
Soutter honestly looked like he was going to fall over several times when he was turned inside out.
Sinsbury had a shocker of a game, and that 2nd goal which was his fault made things even worse.
Ryan made some nice saves, but he also caused some of the problems that required him to make those saves.

'Really great, intelligent football': Arnie's weird boast as Socceroos' Japanese jinx continues

While the last 25mins were mental, it was at least exciting. The first hour was terrible to watch.

'Really great, intelligent football': Arnie's weird boast as Socceroos' Japanese jinx continues

I agree that WSW have the potential to lead the revitilisation of the league – But will they actually do it with their squad and under Carl Robinson, who knows…

Things are looking up for A-League Men

This is probably pretty common of A League fans who have drifted in and out of actually watching and attending games. Which shows that all the recent good publicity of our media deals, renaming the leagues, sponsorships, etc, may goa long way in getting those people missing from the league back and enjoying it.

Things are looking up for A-League Men

I’ve got no problem as long as it’s legit, because you win some and lose some. Whether it was Croatia or Aus I think would’ve both been fine (for him), only he could truly say how he feels about representing us and singing the anthem. If he’s doing it purely because he’s a better chance of making the squad and playing at a WC, compared to trying to make Croatias team then that’s on him and he may well live to regret the decision later in life.

I instead wonder about how some Brazilian players manage to represent China, or Qatar, or some other rich nation – Those scenarios a bit stinkier IMO.

Divided loyalties: Fran Karačić's unusual Socceroos circumstances

Unfortunately I think we’ll be battling for 5th, with pressure on Coricas head by seasons end.

Steve Corica expects Sydney FC to bounce back

There’s a lot riding on Max Burgess, because the squad is older and we’ll likely continue to play the boring build up and possession style that Corica plays. I’m actually feeling okay about Elvis Kamsoba joining as he brings energy and pace and could revitalise the style of play (when he comes off the bench – he shouldn’t be starting)

Steve Corica expects Sydney FC to bounce back

Technically Sydney may have finished 2 points behind City, but that’s only because City basically had the league wrapped up several weeks prior. In reality City were way better than us and easily deserved to be Premiers. However that game at Leichhardt definitely could’ve gone the other way

Steve Corica expects Sydney FC to bounce back

Me too, apart from us I really want Japan going through to represent our confederation at the WC.

The Socceroos aren't Japan's biggest rival, but Arnie's men can change all that

From everything I’ve seen and heard it’s nothing but positive what Ch.10 have been doing in terms of promotion.
And nobody should think that football is near those other trash reality shows you mentioned, because they rate big time. Without MasterChef and the Bachelor Ch.10 would sink.

The Socceroos aren't Japan's biggest rival, but Arnie's men can change all that

Yeah a draw this morning between Japan and Saudi would’ve been ideal.
Although the 2nd game against Japan at the end of the campaign will be at home, played to a full stadium cause it’s not until March next year.

I’m still hoping we can play our ‘home’ home game in Sydney against the Saudi’s in November, even if it’s a small crowd, anything to get an advantage. Although I’m not too confidant, if they have to quarantine then it’ll be played in Doha again

HISTORY MAKERS! Socceroos charge on with record 11th straight World Cup win, as Japan falter again

This purchase really is on the nose and I feel pretty uncomfortable about the Saudi’s embarking on more sportswashing. The only upside and silver lining is that the Newcastle fans will finally start to see some good results, and it will add another serious competitor to the EPL landscape.

'Grotesque moment for football', 'Dare to hope': Wild range of reaction as Saudis cleared for $550m Newcastle takeover

These are the type of matches we struggled to win during the Russia 2018 qualifying, even though we played very entertaining football.
This time around we’re getting the results, and all away from home.
While yes we have played the 3 weakest teams so far, we’ve won each game so not much more we could do…
Also we and the Saudi’s have opened up a 6 point gap over Japan which is quite promising.

HISTORY MAKERS! Socceroos charge on with record 11th straight World Cup win, as Japan falter again

This backs up your article nicely:

Interestingly Serbia are the 4th highest exporter of talent around the world.

'The best technical players in Europe': The A-League’s bridge to the Balkans

If the Dragons turned into a permanent Illawarra team I reckon you’d lose 80% of traditional St George fans, me included, which represent a pretty big number.

But I agree Perth and Adelaide teams are of big importance to actually turn this league national, but whenever there’s relocation involved the league and applicable team need to be aware that support will be lost in the short-term. Definitely a long-term play.

Manly and Sharks to relocate, two new teams in Qld plus Fiji and PNG: Tough expansion calls NRL should make

Victimless crime

How is the NRL still getting Mad Monday so wrong?

What’s the big deal really, literally nobody (apart from those caught) were hurt out of this.
Young guys on big money enjoy the drug of choice for people with disposable money, shocked!

How is the NRL still getting Mad Monday so wrong?

Chromecast forms the basic function of Google TV, Google TV is just the next level of Chromecast where you can a remote and a pretty awesome interface on your TV.

'It's just football': Rebrand spells end of the W-League

Google TV is the best technology change I’ve experienced in a long time, it’s the best!

My football related channels I’m subscribed to on YouTube are:
– A-League Couch Critics
– Athletic Interest
– COPA90 Stories
– DW Kick Off!
– Football Meta
– Tifo Football
– Tifo IRL

'It's just football': Rebrand spells end of the W-League

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