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The World Game in the USA

The World Game in the USA Roy Hay (This article appeared as 'Shootin' it Stateside,' in Goal Weekly, ( December 2011, p.19). Bruce Arena, David Beckham’s coach at Los Angeles Galaxy, was very upbeat about the Major League Soccer in the United States claiming that it...

Soccer in Geelong is more than a hundred years old

Geelong Advertiser, 1 August 2007, p. 43. For many years the first evidence I could find of a soccer match being played in Geelong was in 1920, a reference I owed to a former colleague, GaryCotton. I knew this was far too late, but finding earlier games on trawls...

Victory knock off Adelaide for first win

Melbourne Victory 2 Adelaide United 1 Roy Hay The 2012-13 season of the A-League looks like it will be the most competitive since the new competition kicked-off in 2005, as Melbourne Victory bounced back from two defeats to knock off league leader Adelaide United by...

List of publications 1966 – 2006

Click on link below. List of research and publications 2006, Roy Hay.

Looking for a last minute Christmas present?

Looking for a last minute Christmas present? Roy Hay If you are looking for a last minute Christmas present, why not consider one of the football books that tell the story of the world game in Australia? (Click on the pictures below to enlarge them) Phil Mosely's...

Diversity Cup kicks off in Geelong

Diversity Cup kicks-off in Geelong Roy Hay North Geelong and Corio kicked off the pre-season Diversity Cup at Myers Reserve in Geelong on Friday night. Hosted this year by Geelong Rangers the competition began in 1981 as the Geelong Advertiser Cup and this year was...

Outsourcing can hurt within

Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 23 September 2006, p, 33. Public bodies and private corporations throughout Australia have been engaged in a massive restructuring of their operations. It has been going on for some time and in the case of the operations in publicly funded...

Micky Petersen, midfield master

Micky Petersen Roy Hay Micky Petersen was one of the best all-round talents in Australian football. He was top class Socceroo midfielder, club champion at South Melbourne, coach of the year in the National Soccer League, developer of a football boot and a great...

The future of the Old Firm

Jack Reilly tries but fails to prevent Colin Stein (right) from scoring for Rangers against Victoria at Olympic Park  in 1975. Source: Laurie Schwab collection, Deakin University Library. The future of the Old Firm and Scottish football Roy Hay Glasgow Rangers is an...

Homage to di Stefano

Homage to di Stefano Roy Hay The death of Alfredo di Stefano at the age of 88 has robbed us of one of the greatest players the world of football has ever seen. Though a modern generation would mention Maradona, Lionel Messi, Pele as incomparable superstars, it is...