qualification

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

World Cup Expansion Makes No Sense.

Since when has FIFA listened to what the fans want? Their decision to push on and expand the World Cup Finals from 32 teams to 48 is diluting the competition as a whole, and will most likely mean that the

Is Relegation Likely to Become a Thing of the Past?

While the issue of promotion and relegation to the National Premier League of WA continues to be a major talking point in football on the West Coast of Australia it is interesting to note that it is also an issue

The Right to Play God Puts the Olympic Ideal at Risk

There have been many debates over the years on how the professionalism of sport has killed the spectacle. Rather than a coach and an assistant coach of yesteryear the top teams around the world now have full time physios, sports

A Bump in the Road to Rio

If ever people doubted the legitimacy of World Hockey’s newest international tournament the Hockey World League they only had to see the game between Argentina and Germany at the Semi Finals in Buenos Aires two nights ago. Argentina came out

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