THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: JUNIOR MATILDAS V NORTH KOREA

Gee. Ok. Losing is never easy. Particularly when it’s the semi-final and a World Cup dream dasher. It’s in this that we learn, build resilience and look eagerly for the chance to do better next time.  North Korea were very good. We suffered a 3-0 defeat against a well drilled, athletic and ruthless team. It…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: JUNIOR MATILDAS V BANGLADESH

Just like the vision of the pre match huddle of the Junior Matildas, where they all had their eyes closed taking in a couple deep breathes, let us do the same here. *Eyes closed* BREATHE… BREATHE… It was a wild one. Two all against Bangladesh. Trust me, Bangladesh came out and fought fiercely for a…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: JUNIOR MATILDAS V THAILAND

  A game against the host is no easy task. Yet the Junior Matildas have come out with a win in style. A whopping 6-1 victory. The stunning part? All the goal scorers bagged a double. Talk about making patterns.  It’s now midnight, but here’s a look at how the match was overall, a couple…

WSL 2019 TAKE AWAYS

It’s now September. This means the end of weekly travels on the Midland or Bass Highway. I have seen those stretches of road more since March than I ever had before. Cheers to MoodFood outside Kempton, with your delicious hot donuts and the rain that would inevitably come for the journey back to Launceston on…

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: JAPAN V JUNIOR MATILDAS

We’re back. This time for the big one, the Asian Cup. It was a long road to get here and what better way to start the campaign than against the powerhouse side that is Japan.  To open the campaign it’s a nil all draw. Often referred to as a stalemate, but trust me, there was…

BLUE GIRL – LET IRANIAN WOMEN GO TO STADIUMS

For many the seats of a football stadium provide a refuge from the world. It’s where lovers of the game band together in one place to watch the beautiful game. There’s the emotional rollercoaster that often comes with the ebb and flow of a match. Still, ultimately it’s a place many of us call home….

PREVIEW ACROSS THE PARK: THE 2019 WSL TITLE DECIDER

The previous two seasons have seen teams win the Championship off the back of remaining unbeaten. In 2017, it was the Zebras who set the pace to sweep up all the big silverware on offer. While in 2018, Ulverstone double downed to claim the spoils of the regular season like a boss.  The 2019 season…

TASSIE YOUNG GUNS

Youth football is a complicated web of a beast. There are differing philosophies with what works, differences in culture and a root issue of pure participation numbers impacting on the development of women’s youth football in a place such as Tasmania. It is often a question of developing something new, or keeping with the old….

SEMI FINAL TWO: SWEDEN LEFT GROENEN

The Dutch go flying and dancing, after an absolutely tense encounter with the steely Swedes. In a match full of stellar defensive moments and jaw droppingly world class goalkeeping, the encounter had the same air to it as a small group of hungry people trying to politely decide who gets the last biscuit. Both sides…

SEMI FINAL ONE: AMERICAN TEA

On the advice of Alex Morgan’s game winning goal celebration, I’ve grabbed a cup of tea. Now I’m ready to talk about this match.   So. The Americans have sealed their passage to another final, while the English are edged out in the semi-final. It all has a sense of deja vu. A lot went…