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Victory finals plan

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday 24 August 2006, p. 39. Melbourne Victory launched its second A-League season with a flourish in Melbourne yesterday. As is now often the case, Melbourne Lord Mayor John So stole the show with his repeated shouts of ‘Victoree’. At the media...

Narrow win for Melbourne Victory over Perth Glory

Narrow win for Melbourne Victory over Perth Glory Roy Hay In a good quality game, Melbourne Victory did just enough to take all three points with a one-nil win over Perth Glory at AAMI Park on Friday night. Both teams were short of some key players. Jacob Burns,...

I’ve seen the future and I’m worried

Australian and British Soccer Weekly, Tuesday 9 October 2007, p. 14. Last month I was at the 25th annual conference of the British sports historians in Stirling and after lunch on the Saturday a few of us watched the last half-hour of a Scottish Premier League match...

Les Shorrock: Prince of Photographers

Leslie James Shorrock, 15 April 1921-28 September 2011: Prince of photographers Roy Hay Les Shorrock was one of kind. I knew him through the game of football with which we were both involved but this was only a part of an extraordinary life. Les arrived from England...

Life Membership of Football Federation Victoria

Life membership of the Federation By Roy Hay As part of the settlement which saw the Victorian Soccer Federation (VSF) succeed the Victorian Amateur Soccer Football Association (VASFA) as the governing body of the game in this state in 1962, the office bearers of...

Heart and Gold Coast share points

Melbourne Heart 1 Gold Coast United 1 By Roy Hay Melbourne Heart and Gold Coast United shared the points in a one-all draw at AAMI Park on Wednesday night in front of 5187 fans, even though the game was played with the Open tennis in full swing next door. Coaches John...

We always qualify for the World Cup in Germany

When people asked me earlier this year could the Socceroos do it, I used to try to cheer them up by saying, ‘We always qualify for the World Cup in Germany’. At the time it was whistling for a wind and a statistical generalisation based on a single example, now we...

Olympics only just surfacing in a wave of sport

Wembley Stadium where the Olympic Games men's final will be played. Olympics only just surfacing in a wave of sport Roy Hay It is only two days until the football tournament kicks off the summer games of the 30th Olympiad, even before the opening ceremony takes place,...

Swings and roundabouts and the Australian dollar

Swings and roundabouts and the Australian dollar (Published in the Geelong Advertiser, 5 May 2011, p. 16.) By Roy Hay If you were one of the lucky ones who chose to travel to the United Kingdom for the Royal wedding you will have done well out of the high value of the...

Moral victory for nine men of Melbourne

Melbourne Victory 2 Brisbane Roar 2 Roy Hay The highly awaited clash between the runaway league leader Brisbane Roar and Melbourne Victory ended in a two-all draw at Etihad Stadium on Saturady night, but the story was much more interesting than the scoreline suggests....