‘We don’t want no celebration.’ Graham Arnold may permit a little smile, but that’s about it if, as widely expected, Sydney FC wrap-up the Premiers Plate this weekend with four rounds to go.
‘A laughing stock, an embarrassment, an arrogant clot, incredible and catastrophic misjudgement’ – just some of the descriptions of Sam Allardyce’s fall from the England manager role after 67 days in the job following a ‘fake Sheikh’ style newspaper sting. 28.09.16
Ray Gatt writes that Graham Arnold needs to be given a "fair go" as Socceroos coach, in response to social media vitriol about him. Arnie is pictured here in Socceroos gear, circa 1993. 10.03.18
Michael Marrone should not have done this to the ball boy, but neither should the ball boy deliberately withhold the ball. #FFACup Final 22.11.17
The crowd of 15k+, Twitter, the Sydney FC bench and former coaches and team mates were alight when Ali Abbas finished his fairytale comeback with an 80’ goal to give Sydney FC a 2-0 victory. In the words of Graham Arnold, “He deserves all the headlines”. 10.01.16
Whether he just happened to be in the right place at the right time, or he's just a good "professional sports administrator" David Gallop has been re-signed by Frank Lowy as FFA CEO until after the 2018 World Cup.
Sydney FC’s Milos Ninkovic and Perth Glory’s Sam Kerr awarded the Johnny Warren and Julie Dolan Medals respectively last night at the A-League’s Dolan Warren Awards. Their coaches Graham Arnold and Bobby Despotovski were also named coach of the year, while Danny Vukovic won Goalkeeper of the Year. 02.05.17
Congratulations to Queensland who defeated NSW in the annual trans-Tasman Power Football Championships, known as the 'Ditch Cup'. Photo via ABC News.
Football family in Melbourne on 22nd October? Help a mate’s son at a fundraising dinner at Yiannis Taverna, Kew, in aid of Joey Lynch’s quest for participation in a highly specialised clinical trial in Pennsylvania, USA. $800,000 is required and there’s a lot more to go. Inquiries re the fundraising dinner to Lou Sticca or click here to donate directly. 15.10.15
Moonlighting - another football turns model. Germany's & Arsenal's Meszut Ozil in "this season's essential touchline coat" .
It’s Sydney FC v Spurs tonight – but yesterday Luke McGee, Josh Onomah & Grant Ward took time out (with other players) to visit Lucia and other kids at Sydney Children’s Hospital.
Between them, Mark Bresciano and Tim Cahill have had just shy of 70 years on earth and, along with captain Mile Jedinak, are widely considered to hold the key to our Asian Cup performance.
Bobo scores a double to give him 24 goals, one behind Bruno Fornaroli's 2015-16 records, in Sydney FC's 2-3 defeat over Perth Glory handing the Sky Blues the Premiers Plate for the second consecutive season. 30.03.18