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Brendan Brumby

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Interested in the popularity and growth of sport in Australia. Also passionate about the history of The Word Game.

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Thank, Chris. My pleasure. Indeed, Middle Harbour connects the park to the city. Cheers, Brendan.

Retro playground: A memoir of football fields in Sydney

I’m awaiting the fast cars & beeping horns of Leichhardt’s Norton Street. Doin’ it for Sydney’s Little Italy!

The Roar's Euro 2020 expert tips and predictions: Italy vs England

Thanks, Jimmy. I hope you managed to somehow get your ball back. Cheers, Brendan.

Retro playground: A memoir of football fields in Sydney

The real question is: can Adelaide win again? The Reds have made a habit out of being very successful. Cheers, Brendan.

The FFA Cup is where Australia's past meets its present

Thanks, Mike. I was influenced by your retrospective article yesterday, as I’m sure others were too. Cheers, Brendan.

Retro playground: A memoir of football fields in Sydney

I’ll admit, Stuart, I do like cheeky Schmeichel. A bit of character, some showmanship, makes the world a more colourful place. Cheers, Brendan.

Well played, England, but it's not coming home

Young, ambitious, and already very successful. More power to Longoria. Cheers, Brendan.

Why Marseille's 35-year-old president could take his team to the Champions League

A very enjoyable retrospective, Mike. I often ask myself: what influences a football fan to follow a certain team? Our lives are steeped in history, conceived by events, both in and out, of our control. Occasionally we openly chose a squad, others, it’s passed down through the previous generation. A fascinating topic. Cheers, Brendan.

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

Thank you Daniel. I’m very pleased The Roar was able to support Australian sport & their fans who write articles. Enjoy the A-League grand final this weekend. Cheers again. – Brendan

The Roar bids farewell to Managing Editor, Daniel Jeffrey

Stefan Mauk’s unintentionally gaining a questionable reputation, that’s for sure. Having said that, he rolled the dice and luck was on his side.

Scripting a Mariners A-League fairytale

It was a very entertaining Grand Final. Interestingly, Milicic was the Wanderer’s assistant coach, being the brother-in-law of Tony Popovic. Ol’ Popo keeps his family members close.

Scripting a Mariners A-League fairytale

After reading many articles about the Matilda’s fiasco, I thought about scribing an opinion piece, but I declined. Reason: It might take away the gloss of a wonderful season for the Mariners. Stajcic was undoubtedly treated unfairly, but until the FFA are crystal clear with their decision, then any further speculation will be murky

Scripting a Mariners A-League fairytale

Oliver Bozanic has been a revelation for the Mariners. His presence breeds confidence within the team. Bozanic is your classic journeyman tale about rediscovering your Central Coast roots.

Scripting a Mariners A-League fairytale

I find Stajcic to be a fascinating character, as he takes sporting resilience to another level. By continuing his coaching career within Australia, his integrity has grown.

Scripting a Mariners A-League fairytale

Cheers. Very worthy information, plus I am keen to research Newells Old Boys at your suggestion. I do love my football history, as it seems you do as well.

Football history: Factories take control in the 1930s

A few bigger clubs have lost major players, and this might benefit the Mariners. Plus, expect a massive cash-injection of talent if the club is finally sold, as there is untapped wealth in managing the rights of the stadium.

Luck and leverage: Central Coast Mariners roll the dice in 2021

Obtaining a few strikers would be desirable. If management want to save money, then by all means invest in the NPL. Still, I agree, senior players would be beneficial.

Luck and leverage: Central Coast Mariners roll the dice in 2021

I do like Stajcic, and he seems to be a genuinely decent bloke, but after five years of Mariner’s mediocrity, being the manager would come with significant demands – especially from fans. It’s finals football or bust, I think.

Luck and leverage: Central Coast Mariners roll the dice in 2021

I didn’t know that information, but it’s good to read the workers took control of the company. It reminds me of football teams owned by the members.

Football history: Factories take control in the 1930s

Cheers, Midfielder. History is a niche read with a small market, but it’s something I also enjoy writing about. I can thank Peter Kunz for influencing the template of the article.

Football history: Factories take control in the 1930s

Thanks, Lionheart. It’s always interesting to watch the old matches, to see how much football has evolved. In 2019, an ABC article did a retrospective look at George Best’s short playing career in Australia. I hope the A-League can hook a few marquee superstars too.

Football history: Factories take control in the 1930s

Seeing Dylan Ruiz-Diaz last night was an encouraging sign. His goals were fantastic and highlighted the emergence of fostering younger players. By all means, both Alou Kuol and Sam Silvera can be added to the list. It’s agreed that valuable players can also be long-term investments for the club, especially a team who struggles financially.

Murder, he wrote: Solving the Mariners’ mystery

I agree. In the short-term, it’s possible the bigger A-League clubs might lose a fraction of their members to the second devision, but in the long-term it’ll be worth it.

NPL NSW rebooted: A bright light or a collapsed star?

Both Rudan and Talay are quality coaches, there’s no doubting that. Such a investment would also entice elite players to the Central Coast. I like Alen Stajcic, but someone like Tony Popovic would have better A-League connections.

Murder, he wrote: Solving the Mariners’ mystery

Very valid points, Marcel. As a fan of the underdog, I’d be keen on the Mariner’s spending beyond the salary cap and approaching genuine marquee players, as opposed to Jamaican sprint stars.
Indeed, hosting a Women’s World Cup match in 2023 would put Gosford on the map. I predict by that stage, Charlesworth will have a controlling interest in the management of the stadium, pending financial investment from other parties.
Currently the club is sitting on geographical gold mine, and Charesworth knows it. In the meantime, the patient fans play the waiting game.

Murder, he wrote: Solving the Mariners’ mystery

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