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Mike Tuckerman

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This is an extremely granular critique.

Is Marco Rojas the man to turn Melbourne Victory's season around?

*scratches ‘Redondo’ off the list*

Is Marco Rojas the man to turn Melbourne Victory's season around?

Where are all the usual suspects who ask me on a regular basis to write positive pieces? Conspicuous by their absence.

Is Marco Rojas the man to turn Melbourne Victory's season around?

Maybe ‘manage’ was a better choice of word than ‘try’ there. I’d have loved to see a Phoenix side with Marco Rojas and Kosta Barbarouses back in it.

Is Marco Rojas the man to turn Melbourne Victory's season around?

Try being told you don’t have “skin in the game” of a competition you’ve written 600,000+ words on for this website alone over a period of 11 years.

Is Marco Rojas the man to turn Melbourne Victory's season around?

We live in hope…

An interview with Lou Sticca: the man behind #FootballForFires

You know the one person we would have liked to have had on The Roar over the past few years? Greg O’Rourke.

An interview with Lou Sticca: the man behind #FootballForFires

Fair question.

Was VAR a blessing or a curse in the Mariners' win over Victory?

Trust me, Simon was EVERYWHERE towards the end of that match.

Was VAR a blessing or a curse in the Mariners' win over Victory?

Right you all are, entirely my mistake. I was thinking about Simon’s contretemps with Adama Traore when I wrote that. My apologies for the confusion.

Was VAR a blessing or a curse in the Mariners' win over Victory?

The issue isn’t that Victory fans are being asked to pay $35 for entry, it’s that until yesterday they were being charged $55.

The high cost of A-League tickets is a problem that needs fixing

I think it’s a great fit for both club and coach.

Is attacking football more important to the A-League than winning?

I was the one who advised S-Pulse to sign Australians (although that was admittedly many years ago now).
If Cklamovski plays attacking football, the fans will love him. They enjoy being entertained out at Nihondaira.

Is attacking football more important to the A-League than winning?

I think playing defensively is a legitimate tactic, Chopper, and Western United were clearly the better side on the night. But the question remains why they resorted to so much time-wasting? They didn’t need to.

Is attacking football more important to the A-League than winning?

Grow a backbone? I’m the guy who referenced Western United’s negative tactics in my first sentence. Which is why we have a place to talk about it.

Is attacking football more important to the A-League than winning?

Which obviously explains why the Socceroos lost to South Korea in the group stage.

Ange Postecoglou's success won't open doors, but it should inspire change

Yeah, that Asian Cup he steered the Socceroos to against some bloke called Son Heung-Min’s South Korea was an absolute cakewalk.

Ange Postecoglou's success won't open doors, but it should inspire change

Right you are, Lionheart. I hadn’t quite realised that – thanks for the heads up!

Postecoglou's J.League title makes him the greatest Aussie coach of all time

anon’s schtick is always to say something controversial in an attempt to belittle Oz football. Impossible to take them seriously.

Postecoglou's J.League title makes him the greatest Aussie coach of all time

Naoki Imaya played in the A-League. He’s been around the Australian football scene for years.

Postecoglou's J.League title makes him the greatest Aussie coach of all time

Waz is just annoyed I didn’t say Suncorp Stadium was the most famous in world football.

The Socceroos at the Copa America is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Ugh, my mistake. Have fixed that up.

The Socceroos at the Copa America is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Nup. I write a twice-weekly opinion column on Mondays and Fridays around the weekend’s action, and I do so on a topical subject for the day. Works for me, works for The Roar and it works for the readers who keep coming back to read it.

The death of active support will be the death of the A-League

That it may be, but I can’t see Kosta Barbarouses earning $750,000 per season beyond the current broadcast deal.

The death of active support will be the death of the A-League

The Roar Supporters Federation should be applauded for actually getting stuck in and attempting to make things happen.

The death of active support will be the death of the A-League