Saturday 25 August 2018

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Looking for the ideal Christmas present?

Looking for the ideal Christmas present? If you have any interest in the World Game in Australia then Roy Hay & Bill Murray, A History of Football in Australia: A Game of Two Halves, Hardie Grant, Melbourne, 2014 is the …

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The launch of a plan for a football pitch for the first junior soccer team in Bannockburn, Victoria, brings out the politicians for a photo opportunity.

The real cost of sport

The real cost of sport By Roy Hay (Note: Interim revised version. A conference paper based on this article was given to the conference of the International Society for the


Mexico stun Brazil to win gold

(Click and double click on the photos below to enlarge them) Mexico stun Brazil to take gold Brazil 1 Mexico 2 Roy Hay Mexico pulled off the biggest upset of this footballing

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Getting to Wembley on final day

(Click and double click on the photos below to enlarge them) Getting to Wembley on final day Roy Hay Final day in the football promised sunny and hot in Essex and

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Selective gloating from London

The Independent looks at Australia at the Olympics (for full page see illustration at end of article. Click and double click to enlarge.) Selective gloating in London Roy Hay Trying to


Wembley at last

Wembley Way in 2012 Wembley at last Roy Hay The journey which began at Hampden Park in Glasgow now reaches its end at the new Wembley stadium in London. Multiplex may

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The people you meet at Olympic Games

The people you meet: Melissa Barbieri, Matildas' keeper Roy Hay Today’s match is at Old Trafford, home of the mighty Manchester United, which necessitated a trip across the Pennines from


Olympic football tournament begins to take shape

St James's Park, Newcastle is a magnificent venue to watch football. Photo: Roy Hay. Olympic football tournament taking shape Roy Hay After two rounds of group matches in both the men’s


USA and France cruise to victory at Olympic football

The story of the game, Orianica Velasquez surrounded by US players. Photo: Roy Hay USA 3 Colombia 0 Roy Hay The defending Olympic champion made sure of its place in the

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Japan upset Spain in biggest upset at the Olympics

Spain 0 Japan 1 Roy Hay The 30th Olympiad football tournament had its first major upset when one of the tournament favourites, Spain, was thoroughly upstaged by Japan. The Asian

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