The football Fan Forum, hosted by Footy Fans Down Under and SBS The World Game, highlighted the feelings of disparity between fans and our governing body. The audience raised the issue that we need to feel as if we ‘own’ … Continue reading
Posted in Australia, Issues
Tagged Ben Buckley, Fan forum, FFA, FFDU, Football, Football Federation Australia, Footy Fans Down Under, grassroots, MyFootballClub, soccer, the world game, transparency
The FA Cup final will be played this weekend between Stoke City and Manchester City. But does anybody really care?
Posted in England, Issues
Tagged 19th, 19th title, Blackburn, Champions league, English football, English football league system, Europa League, FA Cup, FIFA World Cup, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, oldest football competition, perch, premier league, prestige, Stoke, trophy, Wembley
A controversial ‘goal’ comes every now and then to reignite the debate about using goal line technology and Frank Lampard sure has a way of putting himself in the issue. So is it really time we introduce goal line technology?
Posted in Analysis, Issues, Refereeing
Tagged 2010 World Cup, assistant referee, FIFA, fouls and misconduct, frank lampard, goal, goal line technology, Gomes, LOTG, match official, NRL, Referee, replay, restart play, video referee
Apart from literally flattening the Copa del Rey Trophy during their celebrations, Real Madrid have been riding psychological victories in 2011’s El Clásico series.
Posted in Analysis, Spain
Tagged Barcelona, Champions league, copa del rey, cristiano ronaldo, el clasico, la liga, los Galacticos, mourinho, real madrid, Spanish Primera
The Manchester United v Chelsea games seem to have a history of ending with one team apparently lucked out by the referee. But was it the case with Evra’s tackle in Wednesday’s Champions League first leg tie?
Posted in Refereeing
Tagged additional assistant referee, Alex Ferguson, Champions league, chelsea, DOGSO, Evra, Foul, LOTG, Man Utd, positioning, Ramires, Referee, trips
How much is Dimitar Berbatov really worth for Manchester United? A lot more than a simple transfer fee – irrespective of what that value may be.
Posted in Analysis, Transfers
Tagged berbatov, Chicharito, hattrick, Hernandez, injuries, leading goalscorer, Liverpool, Man Utd, Manchester City, Manchester United, premier league, red devils, rooney, squad depth, strikers, tevez, Theatre of Dreams, van der Sar
We are very excited to announce that we have a new contributor to our blog – Christopher Scarcella. Chris is a dedicated Chelsea fan so he is already starting to stir up some rivalry and the Manchester United vs Chelsea … Continue reading
In a period when the A-League has been placed under intense scrutiny you couldn’t have picked a better grand final as a showpiece for the game. The atmosphere was brilliant, the football was dramatic and Brisbane Roar, arguably the deserved … Continue reading
Posted in Analysis, Australia, Issues
Tagged A-League, A-League Grand Final, Andy Jackson, atmosphere, Brisbane Roar, Central Coast Mariners, coverage, drama, extra time, fans, FFA, football crowd, FourFourTwo Australia, full time, grand final, last minute comeback, mainstream media, Mariners, marketing company, Penalty shootout, Referee, Roar
Everybody loves to talk about Barcelona and their brand of football. I can’t deny the fact that Barcelona really do play wonderful football but the love that many commentators and fans alike seem to have is just a bit too … Continue reading
Posted in Analysis, Spain
Tagged 2008 champions league final, anti-football, Arsenal, Barcelona, brand of football, Champions league, commentators, defensive, defensive football, financial limitations, Galacticos, Greatest of all time, Gunners, Les Murray, Manchester United, park the bus, real madrid, real zaragoza, romanticised love, SBS, Spanish Primera, special one, tactics, the world game, tight football, Valencia
Was the scoreline Barcelona 3-1 (4-3 aggregate) Arsenal ever really a surprise in the Round of 16 Champions League second leg?
Posted in Analysis, England, Spain
Tagged Arsenal, Barcelona, Busacca, Busquets, Champions league, counter attack, EPL, inter milan, League Cup, Manchester United, own goal, parking the bus, premier league, Second yellow, shooting, time wasting, trophy, Van Persie