In Australia, sound and movement in the stands is what differentiates football as a sporting experience Engaging with supporters and treating them as stakeholders should be a priority of the FFA working group when it convenes to map out the revised governance model for Australian football. Fans deserve a say in this vital conversation. Supporters should always be viewed as active participants in football, not passive onlookers or exploitable consumers. A vociferous home crowd can spur its team to victory, influence the referee and cow the opposition. In Australia’s crowded marketplace the sound and movement in the stands is what differentiates football as a sporting experience, be it live or on TV. Fans are significant contributors to a delicate ecosystem and their perspectives are valid. Continue reading...
- New coach to run rule over players on 27 March
- Game comes four days after friendly against Norway in Oslo
- Small number of local and international names in frame
- Formal interviews with candidates to begin soon
Results are no longer a ‘bonus’ for a team who have gone from prototypical Australian ‘underdogs’ to Asian Cup favourites Australian teams and sportspeople have always thrived on the tag of the “plucky underdog”, and since the foundation of the Matildas, that battler mentality – fighting against the odds – has been a part of the team identity. However, in 2018 the Matildas will find themselves in unchartered territory – with the weight of public expectation on them after an unprecedentedly successful year. Continue reading...
Glory still sit only three points off A-League finals, but the pressure is coming for Kenny Lowe after four consecutive defeats Football, it is often said, is a results business. Most recently in the Australian game, results have provided the foundation for Graham Arnold’s growing support to take on the role of Socceroos coach. However, despite the vindication results can bring, they can also create false equivalencies in the estimation of players, teams and coaches. Continue reading...
- Central Coast Mariners 2-2 Melbourne City in Gosford
- Marcin Budzinski’s goal in the 86th minute was first given offside
Our resident cartoonist on the athletic prowess required to throw the entire South Sudanese community under a bus
- Take a look back through David’s archive of Australian cartoons
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