With Family in Your Corner

Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind, or forgotten – Lilo and Stitch.   The last football trip of the year brought me to Melbourne. ABD Stadium, Melbourne City host Perth Glory. The train is simple to get there, the sun is setting gradually and the anticipation of an unlikely upset is…

A Chat With Alexandra Huynh

There’s many questions that pop up with a new W-League season. Will the Wanderers or Adelaide finally crack the top four? Who’s gonna win the golden boot award now Sam Kerr has left? What formation is Heather Garriock actually using? One that’s topped the list this season has been, who’s that non-American Wanderers centre back…

Heartbreakers

Round five of the W-League needs to be nicknamed as the heartbreaker if ever looked back on in history. Late winners and equalisers are together some of the greatest and most disappointing moments players, coaches and fans alike can experience. Some weekends it’s merely impossible to watch all the matches you want to live. This…

Prediction Thursday – Round 5

I have a house inspection tomorrow, well today. So I’ve spent my evening cleaning. I smell like bleach. But lucky for you, I’ve cracked open a block of chocolate and we’re here to talk about the W-League, not how difficult it is to clean my stove. Hope you’re thirst, because you’ll need a drink after…

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…