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…

SEASON 12 TEAM PREVIEW GOES THE SIMPSONS

The season is nearly upon us! Absolutely crazy. Teams have been chopped and changed, with some questions still flying over squads despite the start of the season baring down on us. This season is shaping up to be absolutely massive. The chaos is sure to return, along with the stunning moments of dazzling football. So,…

THE BEAT OF OUR OWN DRUM – MATILDAS v CHILE

  Twelve months ago there was something brewing out at Penrith. There was a sea of yellow and green, scatterings of amazing Chile supporters donning red but no whiff of an Australian chant other than perhaps the odd “aussie, aussie, aussie”. The Chileans completely out performed us, far, far louder than the home crowd. Now…

TEN NOUGHTIES KIDS TO WATCH IN SEASON 11 OF THE W-LEAGUE

The next generation is rolling in. The following players are all born in the noughties (gee that’s enough to make anyone feel old), have caught my eye at some point and will hopefully blossom beautifully this season. I’ve loved watching the Young Matildas and Junior Matildas over the last few months, so it seems only…

THE HYPE: THE FOWLER SISTERS

I love a bit of hype, it builds interest and has me hooked like the promise of chocolate. Adelaide United signed both the Fowler sisters, the hype is real. It’s no joke, Mary Fowler has proved she can play. The forward possesses an irresistible ability to hold the ball, beat a defender and looks to…

BUZZING BEES: University 2019

The true decider in the 2018 season for University was a grey weekend at the Hive. Feeling the conditions one would on top of Mount Wellington, the ominous clouds were a sign for the match ahead. The team in yellow and black threw everything, including the kitchen sink, forward in a do or die match…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: CHINA V JUNIOR MATILDAS

The final match in this crazy year cycle journey. To have the taste of victory soured by some quality finishing by China is slightly bitter. A 2-1 loss, in the last 15 minutes. Gutsy and oh, so close to hanging on. However, it’s always the ride that’s the best part, and this has been one…