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The Gaffer still going 50 years on

Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 19 November 2008, p. 47. It is 50 years since Sir Alex Ferguson pulled on his boots as a 16-year-old and made his debut for Queen’s Park in the Scottish Second Division against Stranraer at Stair Park, …

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Flagging the fans offside

Geelong Advertiser, 29 October 2008, p. 17. It may turn out to be a storm in a teacup but the proposed and then rescinded banning of Eureka flags at

Blast from the past: Aussie fans at the World Cup ’06 Fussball und Frankfurters

Goal Weekly, Monday 22 September 2008, p. 21. It is only two years ago since Australia played in the World Cup in Germany in 2006, but already it seems

Blast from the past: Clubs that are no longer with us, No. 3: Hakoah

Goal Weekly, Monday 28 July 2008, p. 11. Hakoah, one of two clubs which represented the Jewish community in Melbourne, was founded just after the First World War in

FFA wakes up to its history

Goal Weekly, Monday 30 June 2008, p. 11. At last there are signs that the Football Federation of Australia is beginning to recognise that the game in this country

Teams no longer with us. Footscray JUST

Goal Weekly, Monday, 2 June 2008 JUST, the Jugoslav United Soccer Team, was founded in Melbourne in March 1950 by Ivan Kuketz, a local hotelier and vice-president of the

The first World Cup attempt in 1965

Goal Weekly, Monday 12 May 2008, p. 11 Next month Australia will continue its attempt to reach the World Cup finals in South Africa with a series of qualifying

Italian teams in Australia

Published as 'The Italian Jobs', Goal Weekly, Monday 5 May 2008, p. 11. The mighty Juventus will play Melbourne Victory on 30 May bringing back memories of previous matches

Soccer’s Legal Guru

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday 17 April 2008, p. 39. Geelong lawyer and soccer writer John Didulica has just won a key post as Legal Counsel for the Football Federation of

Geelong and Newcastle: A study in soccer contrasts

Published as 'Geelong must follow Jets into A-League', Geelong Advertiser, Tuesday 26 February 2008, p. 35 On Sunday the Newcastle Jets won the third A-League Grand Final at the

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