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”

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!”

Victory cause a splash in Allianz return

The most wonderful occasion at the new Allianz Stadium gave the returning Sydney FC fans a fantastic experience despite the score going against the Sky Blues. With an unbelievable amount of rain tumbling across Sydney, this was a test of the mettle of the home fans, keen to celebrate being free from the shackles ofContinue reading “Victory cause a splash in Allianz return”

Sydney FC 2021/22 : memories

For absolutely no reason other than for personal amusement, I’m going to run through my top five memories of the 2021/22 season of following Sydney FC. For the women, this was a great season, striding ahead at one point to take a seemingly unassailable lead at the top of the A-League Women, only to stumbleContinue reading “Sydney FC 2021/22 : memories”

Farewell Kogarah. Oh, and Sydney are shit.

Saturday night was the perfect opportunity to say goodbye in style to our adopted home in the suburbs, Netstrata Jubilee Oval in Kogarah. The Sky Blues had nothing to play for, apart from spoiling visitors Melbourne Victory’s chances of winning the Premiership. To the neutral this was maybe a low key affair, but to theContinue reading “Farewell Kogarah. Oh, and Sydney are shit.”

Reward for the hardcore

This was an evening when everything went right for Sydney FC as the Central Coast Mariners were swept aside in a five-star performance. With the season grinding to a disppointing finish, this was a reward for those Sky Blue fans who kept the faith following a four goal mauling in midweek. A game day thatContinue reading “Reward for the hardcore”

Punchy Pavlesic saves Sydney

Sydney FC showed exactly what’s been missing this season in one exhilirating 90 minutes in the final Sydney derby at Kogarah Oval. Fight, persistence and finishing were in abundance as the Sky Blues weathered a storm at the end, Rhyan Grant dismissed on his record-breaking appearance, and they rode their luck to give their fansContinue reading “Punchy Pavlesic saves Sydney”

Making Kogarah cavernous

A miniature crowd, generously reported as 1700, braved the elements and an early start to cheer on Sydney FC in the poor man’s Sydney derby at Kogarah. What looked like a training run for Macarthur FC in the first 30 minutes, changed complexion with a Trent Buhagiar goal before the break. An early own goalContinue reading “Making Kogarah cavernous”

Football can be United

After a hiatus in 2021, the Football Writers Festival 2022 was a major event in the diary of any football writer, fan or anyone with an interest in the Australian game. Not only a forum to present new authors and to discuss books, the festival has quickly become a way of sharing ideas, and thisContinue reading “Football can be United”