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Once The Party Is Over…

Congratulations to Ange Postecoglou and the Socceroos on qualifying for their fourth consecutive FIFA World Cup. No mean achievement by a non-traditional footballing nation. However it was not plain sailing, and the team and coach had to do it the

Protecting the Integrity of Matches

At the start of 2017 football great Marco van Basten was advocating that FIFA look at adopting many of the rules of field hockey to improve the game as a spectacle. Yet maybe it is time that Hockey looked at

Time For Deeper Analysis

So the Socceroos will play Honduras home and away to qualify for the World Cup finals in Russia next year. Last night they eventually scraped home against a spirited Syria team. The left hand post of Mat Ryan’s goal, keeping

Losing to Win

“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing,” is one of many quotes that are bandied about in sport. In fact motivational quotes about winning have become big business, either as posters, or in books complimented with great sporting photographs. It

Bigger Definitely Not Always Better

Sport should always be about quality rather than quantity. A glut of games does not guarantee the quality of the games. Sometimes the expansion of a competition can compromise the quality of the competition, and many of the games become

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