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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. Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →

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 after a revamp of the league, which works on a franchise basis similar to America’s […] Continue reading →