The Brave – Launceston City

Growing up I heard many renditions of the “Braveheart” pre-battle speech. It was inevitable really, my dad is not only English, but a high school history teacher. There was no avoiding it. The final phrase “they may take our lives, but they’ll never take our freedom!” is one I know well, with my younger brother…

Chaos in the Box and Community

Sitting in between Melbourne Victory supporters was always going to be an experience. The early opening goal brought gleeful celebrations, while the Wanderers inevitable reply provided groans. In the final heart stopping moments anxiety grew as the Wanderers caused chaos in the box and promised we were paying attention right through to the end. THEN….

Prediction Thursday – Round Four

There’s some seriously mouth watering match ups this round. Often a look at the fixtures that lie ahead can bring up feelings of games that are a mismatch. However, this round is a treat. No-one can be said to be going in as out right favourites. The season is still young, yet teams are finding…

PROTECT HAYLEY RASO

Hayley Raso.  There’s been a cry amongst Matildas fans ever since Raso injured her back in the US. It’s “PROTECT HAYLEY RASO AT ALL COST”. This mantra should be across the board for all players. However the reality that this incident involved Raso makes the issue surrounding player welfare all the more stark given what…

Prediction Thursday – Round Three

Short and sweet is what the doctor ordered apparently because we are keeping this prediction business in round three tighter than I am in giving away chocolate. Don’t worry, we still have as many punchy, food references as possible. It’s just slightly more bite size this round.   Hope you enjoy.   Brisbane Roar v…

CONSERVATIVE FOOTBALL – and Mixed Emotions

Football is a clever game, a lot of what happens on the pitch is due to the ideas and plans crafted off it. With this, I love a tactical battle. It’s as delicious as a triple chocolate and raspberry brownie.  A team who knows how to play with their backs against the wall, compared to…

Prediction Thursday – Round 2

Round one, what a ride hey. There were some stand outs, scrappy matches and stunning sneaky results. Round two, some of the shine from the start of the season is dulled and the necessity to have some points on the board intensifies. Given the short season, not sitting on zero points is essential. Here’s a…

THE CALL – It’s Time to Take the Fight For Equality Off the Field

It’s not often my mum watches a match with me. On Thursday night it happened for the opening game of the W-League season between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Adelaide. By watching, of course I mean I commandeered the tv while mum was on the couch with me playing playing solitaire or scrabble on her…

Prediction Thursday – Round 1

The mayhem is BACK. Opening week, it only happens once a season and gee it’s good. Everyone is level, no one knows who will be the pace setters in the competition and who will struggle to put points on the board. The anticipation from a long, long offseason is as real as waiting for an…

CHICKEN WAFFLES FOR BREAKFAST AND THE MATILDAS TAKE TWO AGAINST CHILE

I’m Eating Waffles Moving outside your comfort zone to check out a new place for breakfast always comes with it’s risks. Tuesday morning it was a success. My meal was called “Jessie’s Waffles”, and whoever Jessie is, they clearly have excellent taste.  The Matildas midfield moved outside their comfort zone against Chile. Saturday’s rendition that…