Tuesday 15 March 2016

All posts by Roy Hay

Has football got lessons for how to deal with globalisation?

Football is and has been for more than a generation the global sport par excellence. There are more members of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) than there are of the United Nations and the World Cup is a …

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Review of the football year 2005

The year 2005 was dominated by the qualification campaigns for the World Cup in Germany in June 2006 and by parts of two superb seasons of European Champions

Victory are champs one year bottom the next

Geelong Advertiser, 13 August 2007, p. 31. Melbourne Victory’s poor pre-season run continued when it lost by a goal to nil to Sydney FC at Olympic Park on Saturday

Soccer in Geelong is more than a hundred years old

Geelong Advertiser, 1 August 2007, p. 43. For many years the first evidence I could find of a soccer match being played in Geelong was in 1920, a reference

Hunger for Victory hasn’t been satisfied

Geelong Advertiser, 18 July 2007, p. 46. They say that defending a premiership is harder than winning it and Melbourne Victory may find the truth of that old saw

Old soccer versus new football

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday 21 June 2007, p. 00. Billed in some quarters as old soccer versus new football one of the powerhouses of the National Soccer League, South Melbourne,

Fans voting with their feet

Australian and British Soccer Weekly, Tuesday 12 June 2007, p. 11. and Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 13 June 2007, p. 46. If evidence were needed of the sea change in

International poaching of players

Edited version published as 'Poaching when the boot's on the other foot', Geelong Advertiser, Friday 6 April 2007, p. 31. The news that the Croatian national football team has

Victory stripped of talent

Edited version published as 'Reds snare Sarkies', Geelong Advertiser, Monday 2 April 2007, p. 27. Melbourne Victory is being stripped of more of its championship winning talent with the

We must not overlook the small, skilful players

Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 13 March 2007, p. 41 Is it about time we started examining the processes by which we select and develop our young sports people? One concerned

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