HANDS UP, FIST PUMPS: MATILDAS V USWNT

Mate. The Matildas lost in a stunning score-your-heart-out match against the world number one, the USA. It’s a bit of an easier blow if I place world number one in front of the USA. Honestly I should be more upset with the loss. I mean, we came from a goal behind to be ahead in…

Hands Up, Fist Pumps: Matildas v USWNT Preview

    It’s back. We’re back. The Matildas and USA keep playing against each other stoking up this beautiful, glorious rivalry. It’s everything we’ve hoped for, and this time round it looks no different. So time to ask your boss for an extended Friday lunch to catch this one. There’s many areas of the park…

THIS IS WHY DIARY: MARCH

A lot happens during a month. Here’s some of the best bits from March.   Local footy is back. On Saturday evening the footy took me to a place locals call the Den. It’s the Kingborough Lions ground, their house. Upon arrival I an internal debate over sitting in the crowd or upstairs above the…

MORE THAN A JERSEY

Growing up I always wanted the latest Manchester United kit. As my birthday is close to Christmas, I would pool money together and get the new Man U shirt. Meaning I’d have the mint, official United jersey in my hands and on my back. The present of my team’s jersey was always my most prized…

THIS IS WHY | MEET…

Meet my brother. Jed.  It’s been a while between drinks since the last time we watched a match together. However, the other weekend we got to share Mars Bars, wear beanies and freeze watching a women’s Summer Cup game. The last time we got to do this was probably in Melbourne watching the A-League when…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – JUNIOR MATILDAS V LAOS

  A 10.30pm kick off. You’ve got to love them because one of the alternatives is a 3am kick off and that’s not good for anyone! Anyhow, the kids got to encounter the host nation, who really needed a win to bag them qualification to the next stage. To hear the “aussie aussie aussie” chant…

CUPPA NATIONS: MATILDAS V ARGENTINA

  We’ve got the cuppa. I’m not quite sure what that looks like because my stream cut out the moment the full time whistle was heard, making the switch to men’s football. No they aren’t forgiven merely because it’s Sydney FC, there are other channels. Maybe have soccer on two of them when there was…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – JUNIOR MATILDAS V VIETNAM

Another win in the pocket, and qualification to the u16 Asian Championships. No matter how that happened, it’s a good day in the office. Would one call this was a sterner test? Probably. A result where the Junior Matildas could only put one in the back of the net suggests so. Vietnam brought the elements…

CUPPA NATIONS – MATILDAS V SOUTH KOREA

    You can’t ask for a better evening out on the football park than a 4-1 win over South Korea. Yeah sure, it’s no win in a major tournament. Heck, the way both teams would approach a match against each other in a major tournament would alter significantly, especially if it was a matter…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – JUNIOR MATILDAS V IRAN

We’re back. It’s a double header day, the Junior Matildas game sharing the same time slot as their elders, but with the beauty of technology and online streaming, we could still watch this as the Junior Matildas kicked off this next phrase in their qualification to the Asian Cup against Iran. They didn’t disappoint us….