Tuesday 15 March 2016

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Now I have seen it all

I thought I was a fairly seasoned traveller, but a day spent recovering after the Australia versus Brazil match in Munich in the 2006 World Cup in Germany opened my eyes to a number of things which I would never …

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Vale George Best

Why do grown men weep for little boys who do not grow up?  Do they weep for themselves? In a lifetime following football I can remember few more

We always qualify for the World Cup in Germany

When people asked me earlier this year could the Socceroos do it, I used to try to cheer them up by saying, ‘We always qualify for the World

Back to the future, not the past

Is it time to scrap the Australian youth coaching scheme and replace it with what went before or something based on Brazilian or French models as Craig Foster

Have Geelong’s senior clubs any future?

Geelong has five senior clubs, North Geelong, Geelong, Corio, Geelong Rangers and Bell Park. Each grew out of a particular migrant community, Croatian, Macedonian, Hungarian, Scottish and Italian,

Victory collapse to Mariners

Melbourne Victory continued its dismal run of recent results with a two-nil loss at home to Central Coast Mariners at Olympic Park last night in front of 13,892

How footy kicked off: Origins of Our Great Game Unclear

Where did what we now call Australian Rules football come from? Many people still believe that the game was influenced by Gaelic football, an impression that is sometimes reinforced

Snakes, cows and barbecues

Coming down from Far North Queensland in the plane this week I found myself in the company of an Italian-Australian, one of large group of fellow migrants who

Private capital. A step forward or a step back?

Published as Troubled skies, Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 23 December 2006, p. 25. In the last few months there has been a surge of financial manipulation which aims to turn a

A turning point or a dead end for Labor?

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 9 December 2006, p. 39. The Australian Labor Party has cast the dice with the appointment of the ‘dream team’ of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard

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