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Soccer in New South Wales 1880–1980

Phil Mosely Soccer in New South Wales, 1880–1980 has just been published by Sports and Editorial Services Australia and Vulgar Press, Bannockburn and Carlton, Victoria. It is available from all good booksellers via Dennis Jones and Associates at a recommended retail...

Victory held after another second half fade out

Melbourne Victory 2 Sydney FC 2 Roy Hay Melbourne Victory were held to two-all draw by Sydney FC in the strangest of games at AAMI Park on Australia Day. With a minute to play in the first half which Sydney had dominated, the scores were level at nil-all. By the time...

Go-for-your-Life Cup 2009

Geelong’s pre-season competition has a new sponsor, the Victorian government, and the tournament will be called the Go-for-Life Cup. The format will be similar to that of the long-running Geelong Advertiser Cup which became established as the best non-metropolitan...

Climate change policy in an era of uncertainty

Published as 'Pollution is nothing new', Geelong Advertiser, Wednesday 6 August 2008, p. 00. The debate on climate change policy is becomingly increasingly strident and certainly baffling to many Australians who seem to be well disposed to the idea that we ought to do...

Rankin revives Rebus

The Black Isle on the left from above Beauly. Photo: Roy Hay Ian Rankin, Standing in another man’s grave, Orion Books, London, 2012. Roy Hay Like Sir Arthur Conan Doyle before him, Ian Rankin had to revive his main character, John Rebus, after pensioning him off in a...

Victory win narrowly for Muscat and welcome new coach

Melbourne Victory 2 Newcastle Jets 1 Roy Hay Melbourne Victory gave newly appointed head coach Jim Magilton a welcome present with a hard-fought two-one win over Newcastle Jets courtesy of two own goals by the same Jets player and the sending off of one of his...

Glory too good for Heart in Bolton’s 453rd game

Melbourne Heart 1 Perth Glory 2 Roy Hay Perth Glory was good value for its two-one away win over Melbourne Heart at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon. Kristian Sarkies started for Heart along with Jason Hoffmann and Matt Thompson in midfield. Brendan Hamill, Curtis Good,...

Ross County 1 Airdrie United 1

Ross County threw away a great chance to win a tightly fought Scottish Second Division match at Victoria Park against Airdrie United on Saturday 1 September, when striker Andy Barrowman had his penalty kick saved by Stephen Robertson in the 89th minute, leaving the...

Celtic’s Australian connections

Tommy Burns of Celtic shields the ball against Red Star Belgrade during the World of Soccer tournament at Olympic Park, Melbourne. The referee is Jack Taylor, who officiated at the World Cup final in 1974. Celtic connections (A version of this article appeared in Goal...

Football’s First Free Kick: Demography and the Media—How and Why Australia Got a Game of its Own

Football on Corio Oval in 1913, the Geelong Football Club's home ground from 1878 until the Second World War. Source: John Reid, Geelong: A Photographic Album of Historic Photographs in Sepia, 1838–1988, Joval Commercial Productions, Bacchus Marsh, 1988, p. 95....