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…

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 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….

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – CHATTING WITH RAE DOWER – PART II

PART TWO WE’RE BACK! No leaving you hanging here. Part two of my interview with Junior Matildas Head Coach, Rae Dower, is right here. In part one we covered some sweet, sweet ideas about football and how this side is looking to play that makes me drool. This time round we are talking off the field….

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT – Chatting with Rae Dower – Part I

PART ONE OK, so the first real big interview I’ve got to do here on my site. It’s probably the sweetest I’ve done anywhere to be honest. There aren’t many people who can pull out phrases as classic and ‘ocker’ as myself, but Rae Dower is definitely on a level above me (I’m working my way up…

The Kids Are Alright: Junior Matildas v Kyrgyz Republic

 Kat Smith This match is summarised by perhaps one of my most favourite terms in football commentary. Are you ready for it?? It was a game of two halves. And oh boy was it. The play from both teams drastically shifted between the two halves. Where the Matildas were met with congestion around the ball,…

The Kids Are Alright: Junior Matildas v Indonesia

📷 Jen Willmott   This afternoon I was on the phone to my Mum telling her of my plans to watch some football for the evening, I said there’s going to be some goals, and honestly I hit the nail on the head right on. There were goals. With match day 2 in the AFC U-16…

The Kids Are Alright: Junior Matildas v Palestine

Ok, so welcome to “The Kids Are Alright”, where I’ll be watching and analysing some Young Matildas matches from the comfort of my own bedroom, streaming the match through the Matildas website on my trusty ipad (cause that doesn’t freeze like my laptop does), whilst the AFC U16 Women’s Championship Qualifiers are played out in…