Good Sydney, bad Sydney

Double headers involving Sydney FC are good for one thing only, and that’s reinforcing the chasm in quality of the men’s and women’s squads in their respective leagues. Yes, the women are a class outfit, they know the way to goal, they create chances, they might not score them all, but there’s a constant streamContinue reading “Good Sydney, bad Sydney”

Tuba guy, George Michael and the octopus

An absolute treat of an afternoon at Allianz turned into a six-point Saturday as Sydney FC picked up two great wins in the A-League, the men’s team finally winning their first game at their new home in the league. The women’s team led the way, albeit after an unconvincing opening, and finished the game stronglyContinue reading “Tuba guy, George Michael and the octopus”

Wanderers : the good times are back

My football journey is taking me to many different places recently, and one place I really enjoy visiting is Commbank Stadium. This is a fabulous arena to watch a game of football; modern and spacious, every seat has a great view and the higher up you get the steeper the pitch of the seating, soContinue reading “Wanderers : the good times are back”

Oh Sydney conspiracy!

Sydney FC came to Macarthur looking to emulate last season’s handsome win, and brought a good number of fans to the Bull Pen for what is fast becoming a favourite away day. An outrageous VAR decision turned the game on its head and the Sky Blues dominated the second half without ever being totally comfortable,Continue reading “Oh Sydney conspiracy!”

Catalan magic in the Sydney suburbs

Whatever the Eurosnob bashers say, the arrival of Barcelona in Australia was an amazing coup, even if the timing just before the biggest domestic game of the season was in question. After the city was swamped with ‘blue and garnet’ shirts, and the newly named Accor Stadium was lit up in blaugrana, Australian football fansContinue reading “Catalan magic in the Sydney suburbs”