New Zealand never has been and never will be a big Football nation. But the lack of attention its domestic Football gets in the blogosphere means that some one its more curious characteristics sadly go unnoticed by the rest of the world. In this post, we explore some of Kiwi Football’s remarkable idiosyncrasies Continue reading
Football traditionalists could be forgiven for taking an immediate dislike to the corporate, advertising vessel that is Melbourne Victory Football Club. But don’t take it out on the fans.
As Football historian Joe Gorman puts it in his excellent Continue reading
In this guest post, reader Zachary Rees reveals the truth behind the contemporary political forces throwing their weight around in Australian Football. All words and opinions are the author’s own.
When I first moved to Australia, my interest in the local Football league, the A-League, was Continue reading
Football in Wellington is complicated. 3 professional and semi-professional clubs who play in black and yellow represent the Kiwi capital in competitions spread across 2 countries, while partisan fans of various Winter regional league clubs put aside their historical rivalries to support all 3 black and yellow clubs indiscriminately during the Summer months.
Of those 3 clubs, you are likely to know Wellington Phoenix FC. The Continue reading
The Hyundai A-League is expanding to accommodate 2 more clubs. The current clubs hail from Sydney (2), Melbourne (2), Wellington, Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Gosford. The big question is which cities will host the next 2.
The only Australian cities without an A-League team large enough to be potential candidates are Canberra, Cairns Continue reading
Contemporary Australian Football (Soccer) players do not fit the European stereotype of the average Australian. Jedinak, Cahill, Schwarzer, Kruse. They’re a diverse bunch, as are Australian fans watching Football. Australia is a lot more culturally and ethnically heterogeneous than Europeans tend to imagine, as the Socceroos demonstrate.
The cliche Aussie tends to be a tall, Protestant, heavy-drinking yet muscular type called Mitch with Continue reading