Category Archives: Soccer

Playing your part

At the start of April, I travelled to Doha as part of an investigation into the conditions of migrant workers labouring on the construction sites of Qatar. What I saw was a disgrace. The workers I met told me of … Continue reading

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Of Playthings and Business

Amidst the tumult bedeviling the A-League this month, Football Federation Australia’s CEO Ben Buckley argued that “Clubs and teams are not playthings.” Responding to Nathan Tinkler’s Hunter Sports Group’s decision to revoke their license and pull their funding out of … Continue reading

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The Pointless Premier League

Of all of the World’s sporting leagues, the English Premier League, established in 1992, is perhaps the most difficult to comprehend from a statistical perspective. Since the inception of the League, only 4 clubs have won the title – of the 18 … Continue reading

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The Future is Written

According to Advertising Age, it was the fastest growing viral video in history, with 7.8 million people viewing Nike’s “Write the Future” ad online in its first week of release. And now, even though one week still remains in the … Continue reading

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The Simulation of the Future

The late, great sports writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam once said “I am a fan of World Cup soccer, but not of soccer itself… I like checking out national characteristics as reflected by playing styles – the great … Continue reading

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Blogging during Australia v Germany

3:55am – The alarm goes off so that I can maintain my record of having watched every one of Australia’s World Cup matches during my lifetime live. Sure, I may have drifted off during the loss to Brazil 4 years … Continue reading

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An Aussie World Cup? Bring it on!

So Football Federation Australia are to present their final submission for their bid to host either the 2018 or 2022 World Cup to FIFA this Friday, and I couldn’t care less be happier. It’s about time that Australians started to … Continue reading

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