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Geelong Rangers hit Golden Plains for six in Geelong Community Cup

Rangers hit Golden Plains for six in Geelong Community Cup (Click on pictures below to enlarge them) Roy Hay Geelong Rangers ran up six goals without reply by Golden Plains in the Geelong Community Cup on Wednesday night. Corio struggled to beat Barwon by a single...

Massacre at the dome

It was a St Valentine’s Day massacre at Telstra Dome on Saturday night when Melbourne Victory trounced Adelaide United by four goals to nil in the second leg of the major semi-final of the A-League. The Victory team and fans celebrated with what my colleague Alan...

Victory muscle their way to win over Gold Coast

Melbourne Victory 2 Gold Coast United 0 By Roy Hay Melbourne Victory muscled their way to a two-nil home win over Gold Coast United on Sunday night at AAMI Park. Danny Allsopp scored both goals with cracking shots and might have had his first A-League hat-trick in a...

Victory at the death against unlucky Glory

Melbourne Victory 2 Perth Glory 1 (after extra time) Roy Hay After being on the back-foot for much of the ninety minutes, Melbourne Victory got a last gasp penalty kick to equalise an early Perth Glory goal, then completed the come-back with an Archie Thompson goal in...

Victory collapse to Mariners

Melbourne Victory continued its dismal run of recent results with a two-nil loss at home to Central Coast Mariners at Olympic Park last night in front of 13,892 fans. Four home games in succession have produced no goals and three defeats. Victory welcomed back skipper...

Why did we not learn from our history?

Why did we not learn from our own history? By Roy Hay Recriminations will continue for some time after the failed bid to bring the World Cup to Australia, but I am just a little surprised that the Football Federation Australia did not learn just a little from the...

New biography of Sir Stanley Matthews

Stanley Matthews Roy Hay English author Jon Henderson is writing a new biography of (Sir) Stanley Matthews. He is seeking information about Matthews visits to Australia subsequent to his first appearance in 1958 with the Blackpool team when it toured this country....

The United States financial crisis and Australia

Published as 'China Syndrome', Geelong Advertiser, Saturday 20 September 2008, p. 33. I wonder about the implications of the financial and economic crisis in the United States and the impact it will have on the Australian economy and in particular on our larger...

Economics of climate change, part one

Published as 'Reality check', Geelong Advertiser, Friday 11 July 2008, p. 21. The 500-page Garnaut report on what Australia should do about climate change is not your average bedtime reading, but we will all have to come to terms with its arguments, sooner rather than...

Women lead the big kick-off and a bit of history

Women lead the big kick-off and a bit of history Roy Hay The games of the 30th Olympiad begin tomorrow when Team GB women’s team kicks off against New Zealand at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff at 4 pm British Summer Time. The UK squad will be hot favourites to win...