Australian Football

Brisbane Roar secure the A League’s Premiers’ Plate in style

Brisbane Roar secure the A League’s Premiers’ Plate in style

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Australian Football | 0 comments

For some weeks, it’s felt as if the A League regular season closing script has all but been written. The only details left to fill in has been the who, the what and the when, and at the weekend we got our answer: it was Luke Brattan with a wonder goal in the dying minutes of Brisbane Roar’s game against Melbourne Victory to ensure the Queenslanders topped the table...

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How does Australian football build a future beyond Del Piero

How does Australian football build a future beyond Del Piero

By on Jan 28, 2014 in Australian Football | 2 comments

Alessandro Del Piero is no Mario Jardel. This is definitely a good thing. While the mention of the Brazilian’s short-lived stint in Australia still causes Newcastle Jets fans to break out in a cold sweat, Del Piero’s two seasons Down Under have been anything but an easy pre-retirement pay cheque. Granted, the Italian hasn’t won anything with Sydney FC to date and...

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Death or Perth Glory: Player power and the sacking of Alistair Edwards

Death or Perth Glory: Player power and the sacking of Alistair Edwards

By on Dec 22, 2013 in Australian Football | 0 comments

The season of goodwill has never extended into football and the anti-Santa has struck with predictable timing, handing out the sack no manager wanted. Andre Villas-Boas, Steve Clarke and Gianfranco Zola have all suffered various forms of defenestration in the run up to Christmas, some easier to predict than others. However, on further shores from the Premier League,...

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