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England in Australia in 1925

Jack Elkes of England shoots for goal in the match against Western Australia at Fremantle Oval on 9 May 1925. The Western Australian players from the left are T Boyle, Richard Utting, the skipper, and Harold Boys. Source: Richard Kreider, Paddocks to Pitches, p. 453,...

North Geelong celebrations

North Geelong Celebrations Roy Hay North Geelong Warriors celebrated 45 years since the club was founded in 1967 and twenty years since their unprecedented and unequalled victory in the Victorian Premier League in 1992. North remains the only club ever to win the VPL...

National Youth League 2008-09

Melbourne Victory Youth 0 Queensland Roar Youth 2 On a dry, bumpy and windswept pitch at Green Gully Reserve, Melbourne Victory went down by two goals to nil in the opening match of the new National Youth League on Friday, 26 September 2008. The Victory squad was only...

Old soccer versus new football

Geelong Advertiser, Thursday 21 June 2007, p. 00. Billed in some quarters as old soccer versus new football one of the powerhouses of the National Soccer League, South Melbourne, formerly Hellas, took on the A-League’s Melbourne Victory in a practice match at Bob Jane...

Victory overrun Phoenix

Melbourne Victory 3 Wellington Phoenix 1 Roy Hay Melbourne Victory finally got the result its coach and players had been seeking in front of  14.023 fans at AAMI Park on Sunday evening winning by three goals to one. The margin could have been much greater but for a...

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 It may turn out to be a storm in a teacup but the proposed and then rescinded banning of Eureka flags at football matches involving Melbourne Victory was an own goal for the code. As the fans themselves point out, the Eureka...

The real cost of Australian sport

An article by Roy Hay on the real costs of sport is in the current issue of Ken Davidson's magazine Dissent, No. 28, Summer 2008/2009, pp. 58-60. Quite timely given the recent contribution from the taxpayer of $45.6 million to the Football Federation of Australia's...

Olympic Games

Click on link below for Olympic Games results, Sydney 2000. OlympicGamesResults

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...

The football year: From World Cup to Community Shield

Published as 'High achievers: Geelong's star performers in the world game', Geelong Advertiser, Monday 1 January 2007, p. 37. This was an extraordinary year for the world game of football, with Australia’s first World Cup appearance since 1974, Melbourne Victory...