Wollongong Wolves 1 Sydney FC 4

You might have read that this game finished 2-0 to Sydney, but that would be forgetting the third half when Wollongong Wolves brought out a whole new team to give some of the visitors’ youngsters a run in a competitive forty-five minutes. The stadium announcer read out the score as 4-1 and I’m going withContinue reading “Wollongong Wolves 1 Sydney FC 4”

We forget that Brazil are really good

A Tuesday night game back at CommBank Stadium in Parramatta saw our Matildas given a reminder that we’re not going to have it all our own way when the big show comes to town in 2023. We’re going to have to earn it. A late midweek kickoff that coincided with a return to school forContinue reading “We forget that Brazil are really good”

Books and marketing

So, you’ve realised your dream and your book has been picked up by a publisher. You’re eagerly awaiting the release, finally getting your hands on the printed version, the result of months of re-reading, editing, smoothing of edges and many last-minute changes of heart about a character’s name or the colour of their shirt. TheContinue reading “Books and marketing”

The female protagonist

The football fiction genre is the nichest of the niche when it comes to sports writing. After the historical moments, world famous figures, club legends and fantastic tournaments, there sits a tiny slither of books that are purely for entertainment rather than reference. Take out the picture books and the children’s stories, there’s not muchContinue reading “The female protagonist”

Gladesville Ravens 2 UNSW 2

A last gasp save from stand-in goalkeeper Amelia Shepherd earned a point for Gladesville Ravens as UNSW almost snatched an unlikely victory at Christie Park in the first game of the second round of games in the NPL2 Under 14 womens on Sunday morning. A scrappy first half ended 1-0 to the visiting Uni team,Continue reading “Gladesville Ravens 2 UNSW 2”

Gladesville Ravens 2 Northbridge Bulls 5

A first half to forget for the Ravens saw them undone by their own mistakes, Northbridge racing to a three goal lead at the break without really getting out of second gear. An early gift for Frances Klein set the visitors away, Sabine Lozina then saw a cross turn into a goal before scoring aContinue reading “Gladesville Ravens 2 Northbridge Bulls 5”

Nepean 1 Gladesville Ravens 1

The width of the post kept Nepean from snatching a dramatic win with the final kick of the game, as Gladesville Ravens survived a heart-stopping end to the game at Cook Park. Lexi Mavraidis had given Ravens the lead in the first half with a lofted shot that caught out Jessica Callaghan in the NepeanContinue reading “Nepean 1 Gladesville Ravens 1”