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.
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 […]
Well, that one hurt. Nothing like being comprehensively beaten to your cross town rivals 5-0 in our own heartland to cap off the week. Remember this feeling. Remember the pain, remember the insults that you will no doubt cop in the aftermath. Remember it all. This club should never be beaten 5-0 to anyone. Arsenal, […]
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.
A-League Round 9 vs Brisbane Roar – 02/12/2017 ANZ Stadium 0-2 Loss The struggle is real. When I set out to write these articles every week there was a feeling of optimism for the season and it was going to be a fun way to look back at every game. But the past month has […]
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: […]
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.
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 […]
We all can see the flaws in refereeing; poor judgement, favoritism towards certain teams (when it’s calls against your own) and the inability to make certain calls when needed. It’s the human element that is in football and always has been. From the referee exchange programs to full time referees we still have errors being […]
A-League Round 7 vs Wellington Phoenix – 18/11/2017 Useless Stadium POSTPONED Nothing will stop me from writing a Best and Worst article. Not even a game postponed due to companies with #OneJob that grow grass in sports stadiums. Share share, or postpone your sharing because its amateur hour in the A-League once more. Worst – […]