Saturday 25 August 2018

All posts tagged 2005

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 inspiring moments than watching in disbelief as George Best mesmerised club and …

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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

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

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

Last gasp winner for Melbourne Victory over Adelaide United

Geelong Adelaide, Monday 5 February 2005, p. 00. Melbourne Victory overcame Adelaide United by two-goals to one in a thrilling major semi-final of the A-League at Telstra Dome in

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