Saturday 25 August 2018

All posts in Football 2007

Some thoughts on the Asian Cup

What are we to make of the Asian Cup and Australia’s performance in its first foray into the competition? The tournament was a mixture of the wonderful and the woeful, with Iraq’s triumph over the odds and domestic mayhem the …

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Ross County 1 Airdrie United 1

Ross County threw away a great chance to win a tightly fought Scottish Second Division match at Victoria Park against Airdrie United on Saturday 1 September, when striker

Scotland 3 Lithuania 1

Thanks to the good offices of the departing Scottish press officer Andy Mitchell, who helped me with information on my grandfather’s career, I was lucky enough to get

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

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