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A-League Week 20

We enter probably the most disheveled round of the A-League in terms of scheduling, the Christmas round, with teams playing all over the place, and at various times. This week also provides some very interesting clashes, with sides either fighting to keep their season alive, or pushing for a home semi final. So lets get on to the games… Read more…

Inglis- still not a Bunny

December 20, 2010 1 comment

It seems like the ongoing saga revolving around one of league’s best players is nowhere near finished. Greg Inglis is currently in limbo, and is still technically a Melbourne Storm player, not yet being released from the club where he has played his entire NRL career thus far. Read more…

Weather reeks havoc with EPL (UPDATED)

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment

A massive cold snap across England has forced the postponement of the majority of EPL matches this weekend. Read more…

Johnson and Harris rip through Poms to level the series

December 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Australia have leveled the Ashes series at 1-1 following some fantastic bowling from Mitchell Johnson and Ryan Harris, and strong batting from Mike Hussey.

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Where to now for football?

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

I wrote (or ranted) last week about how Australian football is NOT dead. Despite this, it certainly needs a lift, and this week I’m going to suggest a few ideas for both the domestic game and the Socceroos, which will help move the game forward in this country, to reach the heights of the major codes. Just quickly before that though, the naming of Holger Osieck’s preliminary squad for January’s Asian Cup is definitely a step in the right direction. Despite the fact that most of the fringe players named will probably not make the final squad, the fact they are mentioned means that  Socceroos officials finally realise the importance of depth, and a squad base, in international football. So, anyway, on to my suggestions, starting with those for the domestic game. All of these ideas will ultimately result (hopefully) in the first suggestion. Read more…

English Premier League Gameweek 18

Another bumper round in the EPL this week, which kicks off a mad rush of games leading into the New Year.

 

Sunderland vs Bolton

Matt’s Tip – Draw. A big game in the context of European spots, with both teams performing above expectations this year. Sunderland at home will be hard to beat, but Bolton will be confident after a win last start, and should take a point away from the Stadium of Light.

Adrian’s Tip – Sunderland. An interesting match up kicks off Gameweek 18, with these two sides just bellow Spurs on the ladder. That being said, I can just see the home side getting up in this one, but only just.

 

Wigan vs Aston Villa

Matt’s Tip – Aston Villa. Villa got away with a good win at home last week but are stuck at the bottom of a mid-table log jam. They need a win here away from home to push for the top half, and should grab all three points despite the impending return of Wigan goal-scorer Hugo Rodallega.

Adrian’s Tip – Draw. I really can’t split these two- if this was at Villa Park, then it would be a different story, but I’m feeling that Wigan can snatch a draw here and try and edge themselves out of the relegation zone. Read more…

Podcast- Summer Series Episode 5

 

It’s Unreal Madrid week on the show- we talk to Duncan Moore and James McBrien, there’s match highlights of this week’s game, plus a great one-on-one chat with Player/Manager Max Andrew-Kabilafkas, talking futsal, football and moustaches. There’s the Match of the Round for the A-League and EPL, and Oprah somehow makes it back as a Hot Topic. We also call out A Current Affair, over their pinching of our ideas. All of that, plus Part 1 of our Concert Series, as Matt ventured out to one of U2′s Sydney gigs. It’s a feature packed show full of stuff you’ll love- get on it now!

 

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NRL Draft?

December 16, 2010 Leave a comment

The winds of change are blowing through the NRL. The long talked about and much hyped Independent Commission is not too far off now, and with it comes a renewed sense of hope and vigour for the future of the game. The current arrangement has been a bit of a balancing act, and it’s time for a change. With the Commission, it is hoped that fresh ideas are bought to the table to help maximise the great product that rugby league provides. This is why I propose, along with a few other changes, that we introduce a draft system into the NRL. Read more…

A-League Week 19

And here we are again for another big week in the A-League. After Holger Osieck named the 50-man Asian Cup squad this week, plenty of A-League players will be looking to impress this weekend to secure their spot in the final squad. But on to the games… Read more…

Socceroos 50-man Asian Cup Squad named

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Socceroos coach Holger Osieck has named a 50-man preliminary squad for January’s AFC Asian Cup in Qatar. Read more…

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