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Joe Gorman

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Joe is a sports writer and researcher based in Sydney. He is a regular contributor to The Guardian Australia and Leopold Method, while his work has also been published on Football NSW, Overland and New Matilda.

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the police presence at last season’s fixtures between Sydney United and Bonnyrigg was huge. I’d say the ratio between fans/cops at those fixtures were far greater than at Wanderers matches.

'Old soccer' still relevant

you’ll be subjected to my loony-left sarcasm rants whether you like it or not. Sorry jb

How I stopped worrying and learnt to love the Socceroos

LOL.

How I stopped worrying and learnt to love the Socceroos

zing! Good line

How I stopped worrying and learnt to love the Socceroos

he’s the greatest. Download some of his phone apps too

How I stopped worrying and learnt to love the Socceroos

hey Kellett, write what you want mate, we need more bloggers out there with balls. That’s what blogging is for. And you never know where the support might come from when you do say what you think. Now I’ve given you my free advice, I still expect you to abuse me next post. I might even call it the ‘minor premiership’ just to get you going

What's the difference between a sports journalist and a blogger?

I punched a few cones with Lynchy, the bugger didn’t inhale. Good comments Mike, an interesting subject

What's the difference between a sports journalist and a blogger?

top stuff Geoff. Especially that Nick Hornby quote, very fitting

No, you don’t hate Shane Watson

apparently in 1973, a team played in the NSW State League 2 called Enmore Progressive. That’s a name (and a team) that needs resuscitating.

Still, as far as names go, they don’t get much better than Metropolitan Adriatic (current Sydney United).

What's in a football club's name?

because the states are implementing a national plan. Plenty of clubs are unhappy across the country (plenty are also happy with the NPL) – so criteria has been massaged to make it work.

Socceroos least of our worries as NPL faces backlash

Fuss,

these hyperlinks were removed from the article.

clubs media release:
https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/ffvmedia/MediaReleaseClubs290713.pdf

two-part NPLV investigation:

In Search of Perfection: National Premier Leagues Victoria (Part 1)

In Search of Perfection: National Premier Leagues Victoria (Part 2)

on South Melbourne:
http://www.goalweekly.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=6987%3Asmfc-statement-regarding-npl-process&Itemid=129

on MFootball (they’ve covered the NPLV process extensively):
http://www.mfootball.com.au/northcote-calls-for-ffv-to-talk-to-dissident-clubs/

that should get you up to speed. Plenty of complex problems.

Socceroos least of our worries as NPL faces backlash

yes, while we’re on music and football…

Football, the people's game, needs reform

Sepultura, a brilliant band. Good post

Football, the people's game, needs reform

all conspiracies aside, it was a group of football fans that came up with this idea, not the FFA. There might be many valid reasons to complain about the FFA, but this is hardly one of them.

Leave your A-League colours at the door
 for Australia

send me your email Midfielder

The football continues at an historic Sydney derby

yes exactly, you had to purchase over the counter inside the Bonnyrigg Club.

The football continues at an historic Sydney derby

good onya Daniel!

The football continues at an historic Sydney derby

sad isn’t it. Which club did you play for?

NSL lessons vital for A-League's future

Kasey. It’s a good read, but its a collection of papers by several academics, not so much a ‘book’ if you get my drift. The opening chapter ‘Howard’s Brutopia: Football, Ethnicity and Citizenship in Australia’ is very interesting, although I don’t necessarily agree, for reasons I outline in my thesis. Send me your email address

Apaway, thankyou for your interesting article. As jbinnie will tell you, summer soccer was a dogfight to bring in, but it’s one of the great ideas. The conference system was also a fascinating idea, but never took off, for many reasons. Mostly because it was a cost-cutting measure from the beginning, not part of a grand vision. BUT, it did create room to bring in the Croatian clubs in Sydney and Melbourne, whose contribution to our game’s development as a whole is significant

NSL lessons vital for A-League's future

that’s the spirit Stevo!

Echoes of the past in a season to remember

we’re a long way off having a ‘home-grown’ Socceroos squad jbinnie. Not going to happen at this WC or the next at least. That said, it’s certainly something to work towards.

Echoes of the past in a season to remember

your welcome to disagree, even if it is with a point I never made.

Anzac day footy blurs the boundaries between sport and war

please be reasonable. I did not call for an end to the event itself. In fact I said that “Anzac Day footy will lose none of its significance if we give that kind of silly war-talk a rest.”

That doesn’t mean stop playing footy. It just means we can do without all of the war imagery that goes along with it. I don’t see why it is necessary. Keep the lap of honour for the diggers, keep the moments silence, that much is clearly popular.

Redb and I agree – despite his personal attacks on me – is that conflating soldiers with footballers is insulting.

Journalists are clearly guilty of this, you only have to click on those links provided, and so is the AFL by awarding the “Anzac Medal” which looks eerily similar to the VC.

Did that explain things for you? It seems it took others a lot less time to get that I’m not attacking the AFL per se.

Enjoy the game tomorrow, I’ll be watching with the mute button on.

Anzac day footy blurs the boundaries between sport and war

Redb, no, I have never been to Melbourne during the footy season so have yet to attend a game in your city.

You are right that the crowd is generally respectful, which is why I said in the article that the lap of honour at the start was a nice touch.

But the stuff that gets spouted by commentators and journalists can be pretty insulting. Just click on those links and have a read.

Still, in regards to Avon River’s point, I do mean to bundle the AFL all in together, which is why I’ve pointed to Patrick Smith’s article. He’s been writing intelligently about the event for years.

That’s enough from me, but this article is about war imagery being used in SPORT, not simply Aussie Rules.

Anzac day footy blurs the boundaries between sport and war

point taken. I was just trying to say that Anzac day should be “a chance to remember and memorialise those working men and women who died needlessly in battles “, regardless of where those battles were.

Anzac day footy blurs the boundaries between sport and war