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David writes about football for The Roar. He has previously written for North Shore Living and Kick360.

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Sorry if my comment came off as a bit blunt, but I can’t see it ever being removed entirely.

Give us back football's soul: Why FIFA must listen to World Cup's bandwagon fans and end this joy-sucking disaster

Moot point – decision accuracy is increased with VAR. It will never be removed. Tweaked? Sure.

Give us back football's soul: Why FIFA must listen to World Cup's bandwagon fans and end this joy-sucking disaster

It was an odd decision by Football Australia. I don’t think it came from FIFA.

'Something special about this group': Raso brace seals victory over Olympic champions as Matildas through to round of 16

My bad. Still, destiny was in their own hands today, at a home World Cup, and couldn’t get it done.
Trust me, I’ve had much, much harsher words for our own team.

Women's World Cup equations: What every team must do to make the KO stages

Real lack of quality in that side, unfortunately. Set themselves up well with four points in the first two games but the Swiss were always going to be a difficult task.

Women's World Cup equations: What every team must do to make the KO stages

Come on, mate, Alanna Kennedy is a natural No.9.

You make a good point, but conversely if Kerr starts then hobbles off that is a huge mental blow potentially early on. Twenty-four hours to go, let’s see what he does.

Women's World Cup equations: What every team must do to make the KO stages

We can but will need to be miles better than in the first two games. I can’t really see it transpiring, to be blunt, but a home World Cup just cannot end with a whimper.

'He'll look back with regret': Matildas coach admits 'strange' call as hosts on brink of World Cup elimination

Sure beats sneaking out for some KFC (although that was still more exciting than playing handball).

Caicedo stars as classy Colombia defeat South Korea

Been an awesome experience to work on this tournament. Only regret is I can’t sit back with a vodka and coke, and really relax.

Caicedo stars as classy Colombia defeat South Korea

Blue skies here at the SFS. Should be a good one.

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

That’s my bad, I’d seen that number and a few empty seats at other games and extrapolated. As usual, NoMates has no idea.

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

I’ve been impressed with them. I’m not advocating them as the savouirs of Aus football, but they have really shaped up since the early days.

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

Granted, yes, the crowds across the ditch have been a bit disappointing. Can you at least acknowledge some of the fantastic scenes here at home?

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

Grem, Nick isn’t wrong on this one. If you’re staying in Asia but not going to Japan or Korea, you’re going backwards from a football perspective – you can’t refute that.

How big is Indian football? Ask Jason Cummings

Your doom and gloom shtick is digestible – just – but please don’t invent things out of thin air. 39,000 people there last night for two countries with healthy but not huge expat populations.

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

Shaw was excellent, looking a bit like Foord the other night – all on her own.

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

Every football team in the world does the same, but perhaps not to the same extent. I agree it was a dumb tackle but a questionable yellow.

Shaw sent off as Reggae Girlz hold wasteful France to stalemate for first-ever World Cup point

I think a genuine fear of football’s potential is part of it, another part is just pure disdain for the game, as well as some journos’ self-importance, having to comment on every sports story.

It’s true, there’s nothing stopping Dan Ginnane and Dean Ritchie from commenting on our beautiful game. But there’s too much energy wasted on getting mad at guys like that – just ignore them.

Catley penalty saves Matildas' blushes in front of record crowd as Kerr to miss Nigeria clash

75,784, Mike. 😊

Lost in the void: Muted performance in the stands and on the field as Stadium Australia's flaws exposed

Have fixed, cheers.

Catley penalty saves Matildas' blushes in front of record crowd as Kerr to miss Nigeria clash

Sam may have a future in Hollywood. Seemed her normal self in the presser last night, a little tense but that was to be expected. Impressive that she was able to hold on to that secret for more than 24 hours.

Massive blow for Matildas as Sam Kerr ruled out for first TWO matches of World Cup, Kiwis shock Norway

It’ll be interesting to see who Tony goes with, and how he sets up. I’d love to see an attacking line-up to complement Kerr, who’s under a fair bit of pressure.

'It's all about tomorrow': Gustavsson keeps cards close to chest as World Cup opener looms

He’ll be 25 by the halfway point of the season, so time is certainly running out. Poppa’s system doesn’t support laziness, so if he deploys Arzani he surely knows what he’s getting and will be asking others to compensate when Victory don’t have the ball.

It’s an odd move for sure, but the reward could be lucrative if he finally puts it all together.

Daniel Arzani 9.0: Is he any good, or are we simply sick of waiting?

It most certainly isn’t over – the press will be having a field day in the morning, both here and in the Old Dart. If the incident itself wasn’t enough, Stokes has inflamed things further with his comments.

Aussies 2-0 up despite sensational Stokes ton as Lord's erupts over run out controversy, cheating accusations

Bairstow was out, simple as that. Sad to see the events in the Long Room – I can sympathise with Usman’s frustration but you just can’t engage with fans like that.

Aussies 2-0 up despite sensational Stokes ton as Lord's erupts over run out controversy, cheating accusations

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