Australia

Melbourne City’s Damien Duff

New signing Damien Duff talks about his decision to join Melbourne City FC in an interview recorded at Manchester City’s Carrington Training Centre.

Nike Australia World Cup kit

Nike have revealed the new Socceroos kit for the 2014 World Cup paying tribute to Australia’s first tournament team of 1974 and with obvious comparisons to current hosts Brazil.

Blunders Down Under: Brazil-Bound but Managerless

Ireland shipped six goals against Germany a year ago and former manager Giovanni Trapattoni never fully recovered. Spare a thought then for our Australian friends. They suffered two 6-0 defeats in succession and are also on the hunt for a new coach. And like the Irish with McCarthy, the Aussies are pining for an old flame. Except, the Socceroos will be in Brazil next summer, as Ian Kerr of football culture magazine, Thin White Line, writes.

Frustrated Irish Fan Buys Oz Broadcast for Boys in Green

What do you do when you live in Australia and you can’t watch Ireland’s World Cup qualifier with Sweden? You buy the rights for the game yourself. David Feeney has delved into his own savings to show the crucial clash to Ireland’s ex-pat community Down Under.

Reds Not Alone Down Under

Spine-tingling stuff. 95,000 fans sing You’ll Never Walk Alone ahead of Liverpool’s friendly with Melbourne Victory at the MCG.

Thin White Line Magazine

Thin White Line is a new football culture magazine coming out of Australia that combines great writing and photography with great design. Like American soccer magazine Howler the magazine is using crowd funding to pay for the costs of getting the publication printed.

Crest Love: #2 – Melbourne Heart

Managed by ex Coventry and Portsmouth striker John Aloisi, Melbourne Heart were formed in Australia’s A League in 2009, after a public vote to choose the clubs name. They are the city rivals of Melbourne Victory who formed in 2004 […]

Streuth!! Another World Cup handball

How in the name of Thierry Henry did the referee not see this?

Hungarian referee Gyoengyi Gaa and her assistants failed to spot this outrageous handball by Equatorial Guinea defender Bruna during their 3-2 loss to Australia at the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.