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History or heritage: A Museum for Football in Australia

History or heritage: A Museum for Football in Australia This article appeared in Leopold Method in May 2015 just after the launch of the Whole of Football twenty year plan by Football Federation Australia. The reference is: Roy Hay, ‘History or heritage: FFA Plans for...

Hakan flies the flag for Australia

Hakan flies the flag for Australia at the Olympics Roy Hay (This article was publsihed on the Goal Weekly website at www.goalweklly.com.au on Thursday 26 April 2012. The photograph of Hakan Anaz appears by courtesy of Anita Milas, FFV photographer of the year and...

Heart match Roar

Melbourne Heart 1 Brisbane Roar 1 Roy Hay Melbourne Heart once again matched a top-ranked opponent in Brisbane Roar and thoroughly deserved the point it took from a one-all draw at AAMI Park on Saturday night. With a little more composure near goal, Heart could have...

The real cost of sport

The real cost of sport By Roy Hay (Note: Interim revised version. A conference paper based on this article was given to the conference of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport at the University of Stirling in Scotland on 17 July...

Ten man Jets down luckless Heart

Melbourne Heart 0 Newcastle Jets 2 By Roy Hay Melbourne Heart set out to break a seven-game run since its last victory against Newcastle Jets last night at AAMI Park, but came up short in a two-nil loss against a team which played for more than 80 minutes with ten...

Heart sweep aside ten-man Victory

Heart sweep aside ten-man Victory Roy Hay Melbourne Heart continued its surge towards the finals by sweeping aside Melbourne Victory in the third derby of the season by four goals to nil. Poor Victory found their daunting trip to China had sapped the legs and this was...

Melbourne Victory down Central Coast Mariners

Geelong Advertiser, Monday 18 September 2006, p. 36. Melbourne Victory ran out one-nil winner over the Central Coast Mariners in its Round Four match in the A-League at Olympic Park yesterday. The crowd of 17,617 was a sell out with the capacity of the ground only a...

Heart overcome by workmanlike Adelaide

Melbourne Heart 0 Adelaide United 2 Roy Hay After an exciting start in which the home team could have scored several goals, Melbourne Heart eventually succumbed to a workmanlike Adelaide United, losing by two goals to nil at AAMI Park on Labour Day. With the defeat...

Victory and Sydney cancel each other out

Melbourne Victory 1 Sydney FC 1 Roy Hay Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC cancelled each other out in a one-all draw at AAMI Park on Saturday night. Both sides would feel that they created enough chances to have won several games—Victory having more, but Sydney perhaps...

Heart overcome Glory at home

Melbourne Heart 2 Perth Glory 0 Melbourne Heart overcame Perth Glory by two goals to nil at AAMI Park on Saturday night. Nick Kalmar had his best game in a Heart shirt, albeit a black one sponsored by Twitter for an interactive round. He scored a brilliant free kick,...