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Mike Tuckerman

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He’s been fantastic. Incredible insight. I’d be really interested to hear his thoughts on football.

Who doesn't wish the incredible Ian Thorpe was an expert commentator for their favourite sport?

I called New Zealand dark horses before the tournament, mentioned their progress to the knock-out stage on the live blog last night and congratulated them elsewhere on the achievement.

But for what it’s worth this is an Australian website, I’m an Australian and so are the majority of the readers here. I’m pleased for the Kiwis but the job I’m employed to do is analyse Australia’s performance. Good on them, though.

Are you 'Arnie In' or 'Arnie Out' when it comes to Australia's national teams?

I’m not so sure about that!

One of the ten most intriguing Tokyo Olympic athletes is a 13-year-old skater girl

Great read, Luca. I’ll be interested to see how Pessina goes this season on the back of such a great summer.

Underrated Azzurri: Three under-the-radar Italians to keep an eye on

Don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll all be up at the crack of dawn to see whether Celtic can beat those giants of world football Midtjylland in – consults atlas – Herning on Thursday morning.

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

There absolutely was a live blog. It was written by yours truly.

Olyroos stun Argentina: See how one of Olympic football’s great boilovers unfolded

Make sure you’re checking the Olympics tab as well as Football. We’ll be doing it all again tomorrow night.

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

It’s a joke.

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

Every team’s in the same boat. Last night the better team won. Sometimes it’s as simple as that.

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

Future Socceroos pairing.

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

He was immense. Deserved a goal for his all-round contribution, but played a pivotal role in the two that were scored anyway. He really is the experienced campaigner they need.

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

It’s been a terrific start to the football. Good on the Kiwis for springing another big upset!

A 2-0 win over Argentina! Is that Arnie's best-ever result?

They’ve got a good chance to get out of their group. If they do that, they’ll want to be in medal contention for sure.

Seriously, how stacked is Spain? Frightening prospect facing Olyroos in Tokyo

Great read.

Retro playground: A memoir of football fields in Sydney

Great video! What a player.

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

I think that’s what he’s saying, pacman. When I first saw Italy on a map, it did my head in that Sardinia was Italian, but Corsica was French!

Incidentally, Toto Schillaci was a legend in Japan. He scored 65 goals in 93 total appearances for Jubilo Iwata and eventually won the J. League (although he barely played that season). He was a real trailblazer over there.

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

Excellent. I’ll take it!

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

I love British football and watch tonnes of it. I would never have become a football fan without it!

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

England certainly deserve their place in the final. Bit lucky against Denmark, but a great story nonetheless. It’ll be interesting to see whether their nerves get to them.

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

That’s probably a factor, Chopper. I’m glad she has a connection to her ancestral lands.

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

Hah! Works every time.

The two romantic reasons I'm an Italian in disguise

I would have loved to make a trip to Seoul. Bit frustrating.

World Cup draw yields plenty of familiar faces for the Socceroos

That’s Tourism South Australia’s tagline, isn’t it Ben?!

World Cup draw yields plenty of familiar faces for the Socceroos

These sort of comments are surely just trolling? Not only do the Socceroos have a decent overall record against Japan, but they’ve regularly beaten both the Saudis and Oman and have never once been “smashed” by China.

World Cup draw yields plenty of familiar faces for the Socceroos

It’s been a pleasure to work with you, Dan. Just wanted to wish you all the very best.

Four incredible years of sport: My farewell to The Roar

That might all be true enough, but we’ve had years of dwindling attendances in the A-League. Can’t keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Brisbane Roar would have got a similar attendance figure had they played the game at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday.

Nothing in the A-League matches the intensity of finals football

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