Dear AFL

Dear AFL, Right now I really need the Tyra Banks gif of “I was rooting for you! We were all rooting for you!” to convey my feelings towards right now. Because I was. I was on your side. The way you brought about AFLW, invested in it and set a bar of professionalism women’s sport…

NWSL 2018 Season Preview

With the end of the W-League season settling into a reality, I bet you’re wondering “where can I watch some more club games”? Don’t worry, the guys over in the US have our back with the start of the NWSL season. Bonus points is, unlike many of the European leagues, the earliest games of the…

Sleepy Observations – Take Two Against Portugal

As the game finished at 4am, my beloved Matildas losing their first game in a long time and the world still silent, full of suspense, my version of the beginning of a bedtime story going awry was playing out. Inevitably, a rematch against tournament hosts Portugal was always going to be difficult. It was. No…

Sleepy Observations// Algarve Cup – Australia v China

Here we are again. Last game of the group and against old friends China. Algarve Cup is an odd beast with the way finals play out. So as the commentator repeatedly stated throughout the game, we need four goals to make the finals. I did end up muting the dear old commentator because he kept…

Sleepy Observations – Algarve Cup // Portugal v Australia

Gee. This game was like taking an exam full of questions you have just revised but still come up blank when you have to put pen to paper. Frustrating. It was why did I wake up for this, only for the Matildas would I put myself through this at 2am, frustrating. The good? We got…

Sleepy Observations – Algarve Cup // Australia v Norway

Sleepy observation are back. Well they were never truly gone, more like it went into hibernation over our Aussie summer and W-League season. But with the Algarve Cup and the Matildas involvement in it, the long, uninterrupted sleep ends and early mornings along with middle of the night alarms return. So this morning’s poison? A…