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FFA's Indonesia deal a watershed for Australia

22 Jan 2010

I thought I was persona non grata with Football Federation Australia but at least someone appears to be reading my work, judging from the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed late last week by the FFA and its Indonesian counterpart, the Football Association of Indonesia or PSSI.

Does Pim really rate Korea and Japan?

15 Jan 2010

It wasn’t so long ago that Matthew Spiranovic was being talked up as the next great Socceroos defender, having burst on to the Bundesliga scene as a teen phenom with FC Nürnberg.

Nicky, Socceroos can't leave anything to risk in Brisbane

8 Jan 2010

Did Nicky Carle secure his berth to South Africa on the strength of his performance against Kuwait? Probably not. But will Pim Verbeek give him another chance? Undoubtedly.

Wolves' meek surrender a betrayal of fans

18 Dec 2009

The palaver surrounding Mick McCarthy’s decision to field a virtual reserves team for the match against Manchester United and the FA’s flogging of him with a proverbial lettuce leaf as punishment has raised an interesting issue that seems obvious but is rarely spoken about: what do clubs exist for?

FIFA drops the ball again

4 Dec 2009

Republic of Ireland assistant coach Liam Brady has called Sepp Blatter an “embarrassment” to FIFA after the most powerful man in world football revealed this week he’d been petitioned by the Irish to have them join 32 already-qualified nations in South Africa.

Australia not yet a player in Asia

27 Nov 2009

During the week your blogger flew to Kuala Lumpur as a guest of the Asian Football Confederation, ostensibly to attend the AFC Annual Awards. But it was also an opportunity for me to see how Asian football actually works and I came home convinced Australia has Buckley’s chance of getting the 2018 or 2022 World Cup.