Late to the VARty?

The Wanderers broke an eight game winless streak by scoring two with no reply against the Central Coast Mariners in Gosford tonight. In normal circumstances, you’d say it was a deserved win, and if you look at it objectively they played the better game and got the goals. However, this is the A-League and nothing […]

614 – Pleading Patience

We’re back this week to discuss the fallout of the Sydney Derby. It was a terrible result on the field but Stephen and Josh try to decipher what happened and what Gombau’s message to the players may be. Instead of being completely angry, we try to rationalise the approach Gombau is trying to do with the players at his disposal.

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The Best and Worst of Wanderers vs Sydney FC (Rd 10)

A-League Round 10 vs Sydney FC – 09/12/2017 ANZ Stadium 0-5 Loss I’ve been putting off writing this week’s Best and Worst, but here it is. It’s quite easy and tempting to go “Worst and Worser” The End. Let’s see what I can come up with after that disaster. Note, I have not re-watched the […]

613 – Do or Do Not: There Is No Try

Another Sydney derby, a new hope.

Revenge of the red and black? Who knows.

In weeks where the force hasn’t been with us we ask the players ‘may the force be with you’.

We hope that after the weekend we will see a W next to our name and then say “now that’s a letter I have not seen in a long time”.

We hope our players will have the Jedi skills to convince the referee’s and VAR that “these are not the yellow cards and calls you’re looking for”.

This weekend it is do, or do not. There is no try.

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State of the Game (accompanying notes)

The following is the accompanying notes for episode 612: ‘State of the Game’ special. References have been input where available. It’s also important to note the wealth of information that has been released over the last 24 hours since we recorded. See the following as examples: https://www.foxsports.com.au/football/socceroos/australia-national-curriculum-youth-development-former-socceroos-captain-alex-tobin-speaks/news-story/86042b7f162bb99e2755ede222740886 http://amp.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/has-ffas-failure-to-heed-the-lessons-of-past-placed-it-in-a-perilous-position-20171128-gzu54f.html 1. TV Rights https://matildas.footballaustralia.com.au/news/football-federation-australia-announces-new-broadcast-deal Main Disclosure Items: […]

612 – State of the Game

*Special Episode*

There are many talking points at the forefront of Australian football and we take a look at the most pressing issues and our opinions on them. We look at the A-League TV deal, the FFA Congress, expansion, national 2nd division, marketing, attendances and more.

This is Around the Bloc.

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The Best and Worst of Wanderers vs Adelaide United (Rd 8)

A-League Round 8 vs Adelaide United – 26/11/2017 Hindmarsh Stadium 0 – 2 Loss Welcome to this week’s edition of the Best and Worst series. Did anyone actually pay attention to the game? Unfortunately all talk and rage is directed at the officials and their influence on the game. Share around for the rantz. Best […]