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Author of Unashamed Football Novels, football writer, part-time blogger, Sydney FC member, Geordie boot boy, over 35s player, park football referee, football dad. Member of the Meadowbank Ultras.

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Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

Redondo – that’s the past. This needs to change. The ‘Oi Oi Oi cycle’ surely needs an entry into the Macquarie Australian Dictionary – we all know what you mean.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

That’s the way. I like the way you talk.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

You’re right – if someone could show me how to do that…
You can still click on my name at the top of the article.
More than delighted to get your feedback on the original Jarrod Black.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

That’s why we’re duty bound to get our fingers out. We’re seeing Football Australia and the Australian Professional Leagues going the extra mile to put things properly in place to help us achieve and succeed. Once we’re out of lockdown and seasons are underway we, the football loving population, must get busy. The more content the better, and surely some of the social media players in football will be adopted by the mainstream media to provide a consistent stream of content.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

Blaze, you’re right to question thee viewership of the W-League. The highest ratings, naturally, were for the Grand Final at just under 100k. There’s a handy wrap of the 2020/21 W-League report at http://pfa.net.au/news/pfa-publishes-2020-21-w-league-report/ but even that shows a 50% increase in viewers compare to the previous season. The report is a fascinating read – with metrics that you wouldn’t even expect, but the underlying view is that Australian women’s football has an unbelievable opportunity to capitalise on the World Cup.

Women’s football in Australia: Start making noise now

This is massive! Come on, we’re all hanging for a big upset aren’t we? Portugal to get up over Belgium? This could be it!

The Roar's Euro 2020 expert tips and predictions Round of 16

It would take a brave tipster to veer from the sensible options in this round of matches. North Macedonia can easily spring a surprise, Denmark are a side capable of an upset and Austria are no pushovers against a yet-to-be-convincing Netherlands. One of these games will be an upset, but which one? A bit of VAR magic, a hasty red from a ref or a calamitous own goal and any of these games can change complexion. Excited!

The Roar's Euro 2020 expert tips and predictions: Match Day 2 (part two)

This is going to be the round that puts the cat amongst the pigeons. Teemu Pukki could fill his boots, or it could be Artem Dzyuba’s big moment. See if you can out-tip the panel on an untippable night of football.

The Roar's Euro 2020 expert tips and predictions: Match Day 2 (part one)

Still can’t believe I let the romance of the cup get to me and not go with the Czech Republic. That’s bold predictions there Chopper, I like your style.

The Roar's Euro 2020 expert tips and predictions: Match Day 1 (part five)

Heh heh. I’m in denial.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 24

So, picture the scene, someone in power actually has the balls to make a stand. All Super League clubs are expelled from their leagues and invited to reapply. They start at the bottom and have to work their way back up to prove that they are still remotely interested in competing in their national leagues. Let’s see what happens then. It would at least spread the wealth around the lower league clubs, all of whom will have some massive games to generate big revenue over the next few years. In England, only the top three plus a play-off winner are promoted from League Two, so we would have at least two of those clubs still in League Two the following season. Come on people in charge, do your thing.

A European Super League is elitist, arrogant and criminal

Never be surprised by the surprises in A League season 20/21. This is the most exciting season on record.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 15

Heh heh, Jack Clisby didn’t I say…? Oops.

The Roar's A-League expert tips and predictions: Match Week 14

Hey Buddy, I hadn’t noticed the general apathy, very interesting! I have a group of old school mates who follow the games, spread around the globe, and it’s a good opportunity to catch up for banter while we watch the same thing at the same time (well, almost the same time – ‘what time are you on? 32:33. Hey keep quiet then, I’m on 31:46.’). I’m usually the one missing out on the Monday morning 2am kick offs, but I’ve remarked recently that our cohort is choosing other pastimes over watching our EPL games. Two or three years ago that would be unthinkable. Perhaps we’re seeing the great uncoupling. People have better things to do. Once Covid is over, those other things might just stick. On the subject of crowd noise, I quite like it. They’ve got the right chants being used for the right teams, albeit a little overused at times.

What an opportunity for the A-League then. Imagine, people tuning in at 8am from their homes in Barnsley to watch Besart Berisha and Robbie Kruse in action. That would be something.

Lockdown has levelled the playing field between local and global EPL fans

Does no one give Perth Glory any chance whatsoever?

Despite everything, I'm still excited for football's return

Amen to that.

Despite everything, I'm still excited for football's return

I must admit there has been an increase in social media over the last week, still nothing on mainstream, but excitement is growing. Very interested to see how Adelaide cope with the opening fixture. Anything could happen.

Despite everything, I'm still excited for football's return

Good analogy. And with the games coming thick and fast we don’t have to wait too long if one of them needs to be rearranged.

Despite everything, I'm still excited for football's return

Yes, got to say Shane has been great. Makes you feel like part of the family. All the best for Christmas.

Despite everything, I'm still excited for football's return

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